Of course the list of reasons why you should attend Gala are endless, but here are three of the top reasons why this is a can’t-miss event!
by Christina Mouttet
1. Friends, Food, and Music
One of things that makes Gala so magical is all the amazing people you are surrounded by. Volunteers, interns, and sponsors will all be present and united under the amazing mission of CBOB. Gala serves as a perfect networking opportunity for people interested in nonprofit and work to improve education standards around the world. It is a great chance to not only meet new people, but connect with old as well. Teagan Murphy, the Mentorship Program Director, described how incredible it was to reunite with three other girls from a previous Bound for Peace Trip, and they all even ended up winning awards!
Food. This year we are so pleased to announce that we will be hosting Gala at Caribe Blu! Caribe Blu is a restaurant popular for it’s delicious Cuban food like tostones! And, the best part is that food is included with the price of your ticket! Be sure to check out their website to view their menu and see what they’re about: www.caribeblu.com
A great event can never be great without music. Returning for his third consecutive gala, the talented Manual Ocampo will be performing yet again! The Colombian artist will be present performing his amazing music with guitar in hand! If the food and meaningful cause doesn’t already attract you, this sure will!
2. You never know what could happen!
With a featured silent auction, every guest has a shot at winning some unbelievable prizes! This year, the auction will include, amongst other prizes, two admission tickets to Busch Gardens, four general admission tickets to Kennedy Space Center, a private tour and tasting for 10 at Funky Buddha Brewery, and a special offer for three 30-minute sessions to Floating Lotus Spa!
Gala is always full of surprises. One year, our very own Executive Director Andrea Ortega, was proposed to by her (now) husband who she met while on a Bound for Peace trip. The CBOB family is ever-growing and full of love, and Gala is the perfect place to witness it!
3. Overall, it’s a great cause!
Aside from everything fun and entertaining about Gala, we can’t forgot the reason we host the event in the first place: to support CBOB’s mission of improving education and the standard of living for children. All proceeds of the event go straight towards helping our cause, so even your very attendance is helping us make a difference!
See you all there!