Trickle Up Gala 2020

 Event Cancelled

But our work helping vulnerable women and families overcome extreme poverty continues. Your support for our annual gala is a critical factor in our ability to help thousands of people build better lives.


Dear Friends,


Due to the coronavirus outbreak, Trickle Up is cancelling our April 6 gala at Cipriani -25 Broadway.


We are heeding the advice of local and national public health officials to cancel large gatherings whenever possible.  While our annual gala is a very important event for Trickle Up, we also must take care to protect the health of our staff, board, donors, and friends – and to be responsible citizens, doing our part to slow the spread of the COVID-19 virus. Due to the unpredictable course of this virus, we did not feel that postponing for a few months would be a viable option.


Trickle Up’s work helping families escape extreme poverty must continue, however.  Your support for our annual gala is a critical factor in our ability to help people escape extreme poverty. The funds we raise at our gala account for nearly 15% of our total income.


So, even if we can’t be together with you on April 6 to share the stories of the lives we help change, we still need your help. If you had planned to purchase tickets or a table for the gala (or make a contribution) but hadn’t yet sent us your commitment, we hope you will still do so now. If you have any questions about Trickle Up or our gala, please reach out to Rhonda Zapatka, Vice President-Development, at


While coronavirus is having a big impact in the U.S. and other countries, it has not yet reached the remote rural areas in Africa, Asia and Latin America where Trickle Up works. Needless to say, we hope it doesn’t. But we also hope that the families whom we help start on a journey out of extreme poverty don’t become inadvertent victims of cancelled fundraising events.


We thank you for your past support and hope that, especially in these troubled times, you will again help us change thousands of lives for the better.




Bill Abrams


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