The Ninth Annual WASH Gala

An evening to raise funds for clean water. A night in celebration of Africans + Friends of Africa, making a difference in their respective industries and communities.

VENUE: THE CURRENT AT CHELSEA PIERS
23rd Street and West Side Highway |  New York, NY 10011

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Water Fuels the Future

The FACE Africa WASH Gala, held annually in New York City to raise awareness and funds for clean water projects is also a celebration of Africans and Friends of Africa making a difference in their respective industries and communities. This year, our goal is to raise $500,000 to provide Water Sanitation and Hygiene (WASH) programs and facilities to communities in rural Liberia and Nigeria.

The theme for this years gala Water Fuels the Future is more than a statement, it's the recognition that the availability of clean drinking water is a prerequisite to achieving all of the other development indicators like health, education, gender equality, growth, community commerce, agriculture, and self sufficiency.


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Honoring Masai Ujiri

President, Toronto Raptors for his contributions to youth development on the African continent through sports. Mr. Ujiri has been tireless in his efforts to promote and develop the game of basketball throughout Africa. He is the Founder of the Giants of Africa Foundation, which launched the Top 50 and Bigman camps in his homeland. He has also served as the director of the NBA's Basketball Without Borders program since 2002. 


The future belongs to us, because we have taken charge of it. We have the commitment, we have the resourcefulness, and we have the strength of our people to share the dream across Africa of clean water for all.
— ELLEN JOHNSON SIRLEAF

The evening will run from 7PM-10PM and will include African-inspired food stations, 3-hour premium open bar, Auction, Award presentation and Keynote, + Live music followed by an After-party.

VENUE: THE CURRENT AT THE CHELSEA PIERS
23rd Street and West Side Highway |  New York, NY 10011

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Our Partners

Interested in partnership opportunities or purchasing a VIP table, download our Sponsorship deck


About FACE Africa

FACE Africa success to date includes the completion of clean water and community health projects in communities across Liberia that have succeeded at bringing life-changing programs to more than 100,000 people. Our goal this year is to raise $500,000 to provide clean water access to the entire counties of Rivercess, Grand Bassa and Sinoe in Liberia and reaching nearly 400,000 people in partnership with The Last Well. We are also excited to launch our WASH programs in Osun State, Nigeria where we are bringing our community based approach to the clean water challenges in Nigeria. Watch the video below to learn more. 

Can't attend the WASH Gala but want to support our work bringing clean water to communities in sub-saharan Africa, click here to support our matching grant challenge.


The WASH Gala Committee


Interested in partnership opportunities or purchasing a VIP table, download our Sponsorship deck

For more information, contact gala@faceafrica.org