6th Annual Gala raises over $200K!


We are thrilled to announce that our 6th Annual Gala on March 2, 2013 raised a whopping $210,000+ for our Global Teacher Institute education exchange and teacher training programs in the US and South Africa! 

Thank you to all who attended, contributed, volunteered, and sponsored this wonderful celebration.

Congratulations to our 2013 Teach With Africa Spirit Award winners, Dr. Robert and Karen Kahn, for their dedication and passionate commitment to our work. Gala guests were inspired by our three “superhero” guest speaker teachers from South Africa and San Francisco: Asanda Sigigaba, James Malope, and Susan Deemer.

From a modest goal six years ago to raise just $12,000 to send two teachers to South Africa, to this year’s incredible gala results, we are awed by this success and honored by your continued support.  Thank you for celebrating with us and for joining us in this journey to provide opportunities for transformation through education.

Special thanks to Co-Chairs, Danielle Boutros and William J.B. Brady III. The evening’s generous sponsors included Danielle and George Boutros, William J.B. Brady III, Qatalyst Partners, Reece Duca, Lauren and Andrew Kowal, Anne and Adrian Dollard, Deborah and John Buehler, Sarah and Jason Dilullo, Hank Holland, Fran and Bobby Lent, and Marjorie and Larry Schlenoff.  Centric/Black Entertainment Television and Butler Construction sponsored the BidPal electronic bidding devices, and Butler Construction sponsored the evening’s video production.

Thank you for joining us at our 6th Annual Gala Benefit!

St. Regis Hotel, San Francisco
March 2, 2013

Benefiting Teach With Africa’s Teacher Training Programs in South Africa and the U.S.

TWA 6th Annual Gala Collage

|  View Gala photos on our Facebook Page |


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Special Thanks to the Many People Who Made this Event a Success

Gold Sponsors
Danielle & George Boutros
William JB Brady III
Qatalyst Partners

Silver Sponsors
Reece Duca
Lauren & Andrew Kowal
Anne & Adrian Dollard

Bronze Sponsors
Deborah & John Buehler
Sarah & Jason Dilullo
Amy Schoew & Hank Holland
Fran & Bobby Lent
Marjorie & Larry Schlenoff

Patron Sponsors
Martha & Michael Adler
Barbara Blasdel & Gene Alexander
Julian Asher
Meg Storey & Sam Cuddeback
Maureen Murphy & Joel Fruchtman
Elizabeth & Richard Fullerton
Barbara Vaughn Hoimes
Karen & Robert Kahn
Candis Cousins & Bruce Kerns
Krista & Aaron Moatz
Karen Kirsch Page
Eleanor & Todd Pollak
Cathy & Paul Robeck
Suzanne Cross & John Simpson
Orlando Taylor
Jane Weil & Ric Fink
Lisa Zimmerman

BidPal Sponsors
W.L. Butler Construction, Inc.
BET Networks

Video Production Sponsor

W.L. Butler Construction, Inc.

Wine Sponsors
Randle G. Johnson, Winemaker and Co-Owner, Calafia Cellars
Dr. Robert and Karen Kahn
The Hess Collection

Danielle Boutros and William JB Brady III, Event Co-Chairs
Lauren Kowal, Auction Production Chair
Karen Kelly, Auction Solicitation Chair * Lauren Cassidy, Décor Chair
Angella Garrett, Florist

Julian Asher * Rawan Bannoura * Sima Boyce * Cortney Claiborne *
Suzanne Cross * Janie Hansen * Heidi Hugo * Terri Khonsari

Asanda Sigigaba
James Malope
Susan Deemer
Vernon Bush & the Burke’s 8th Grade Varsity Vocal Ensemble
Sipho Mpongo
Karen Page
Fouad Boutros

Andrés Acevedo * Nancy Blair * Susan Brennan * Virginia Cheung *
Justina Cross * Samaki Dorsey * Rachel Fee * Rebecca Fee *
Keisha Follins * Helen Hwang * Stephen Gardner *
Robyn Gerdes * Ravi Kurani * Yafei Lin * Moua Lo *
Rachel Parker * Suzanne Sandell * Emma Shtivelman *
Hult Business School Students

Auction Donors/ In-Kind Supporters


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You can view the PDF Gala Invitations here:

Gala Invitation #1         Gala Invitation #2