International Women’s Day Gala 2021

Thank you for helping us raise $753,000 at our first International Women’s Day virtual gala celebration! We honored international disability rights activist Judith Heumann and filmmaker Mark Littman with the Leet Humanitarian Award for their work advancing human rights. U.S. Senator Tammy Duckworth and recording artist and actor Vanessa Williams joined the celebration.

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Judith Heumann
International Disability Rights Activist
Author of Being Heumann & featured in Netflix’ Crip Camp

Mark Littman
Director & Partner, Bodega & Northern Lights, Trickle Up Board Member

Senator Tammy Duckworth
U.S. Senator for Illinois

Vanessa Williams
Multi-Platinum Recording Artist & Star of Film, Television and Theatre

The event featured stories of Trickle Up program participants in Guatemala and India; a virtual auction, with night-of donors receiving scarves handmade by Trickle Up participants post-event; and a special “after party” conversation with Heumann and Littman on the power of storytelling to advance human rights.

A special thanks to our corporate sponsors:

Bloomberg Philanthropies
Goldman Sachs
MetLife Foundation
Offit Capital

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