HANDS ACROSS BORDERS

PCI’s Annual Gala 2019

Saturday, November 2, 2019 • 6:00 p.m.
Hyatt Regency La Jolla at Aventine • San Diego CA

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Join PCI in celebrating women and girls in San Diego and around the world who working toward a brighter future. PCI’s 2019 Hands Across Borders gala will honor local and international community leaders committed to empowering individuals and families. These talented women are breaking down barriers to education, building the resilience of at-risk youth, or dedicating themselves to a life of service and connection.

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6:00 p.m.
Cocktails & Hors d’oeuvres

Signature Mercado & Silent Auction
7:30 p.m.
Dinner

Program
Dancing

HONOREES

ANNE OTTERSON COMMUNITY CONNECTOR AWARD
Julie Tafel Klaus

PCI GLOBAL HERO AWARD
Yvonne Mwakisyala
PCI School Feeding Program, Tanzania

PCI LOCAL HERO AWARD
Bernadete Leal
PCI Project ROOTS
The San Diego Trafficking Prevention Collective

With your support, PCI helps millions of vulnerable people in 15 countries gain access to health services, nutritious food, clean water, education, and economic opportunity. In San Diego, PCI is working to protect children from trafficking and exploitation, and we’re enabling thousands of low-income women to have healthier pregnancies – providing a continuum of care that benefits the whole family.

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About the Honorees

Yvonne Mwakisyala

TANZANIA’S SAFE WATER HERO

As a construction officer for PCI Tanzania, Yvonne help schools add safe water and sanitation facilities that allow children to stay healthy while they learn and grow. This fills a particularly critical need for adolescent girls, who too often drop out of school solely because of the lack of safe sanitary facilities.

Bernadete Leal

SHINING THE LIGHT IN SAN DIEGO

As an educator and survivor of domestic violence, Bernadete has dedicated herself to teaching young people how to be safe and resilient. She implements curriculum designed by Project ROOTS, PCI’s effort with the San Diego Trafficking Prevention Collective to protect local kids from the dangers of human trafficking. She begins every Project ROOTS session in a darkened classroom with one question: “Where do you want to bring light?”

Julie Tafel Klaus

THE COMMUNITY HEALTH CHAMPION

Julie Tafel Klaus is a community leader and compassionate humanitarian who has dedicated decades of service to organizations like PCI. She supports and engages a wide range of causes and organization, with a focus on meeting the challenges isues facing women, children and families and to support the most vulnerable communities around the world.

Sponsorship Opportunities

Join PCI and more than 500 philanthropic, business, influencer and community leaders for our premiere annual fundraising event, Hands Across Borders Gala.

Packages can be customized at any level so that your organization gets the most value for your sponsorship. Standard sponsorships start at $3,500, which includes a table for ten at the event and event listing.

Consider donating a table for local volunteers who work tirelessly every day on anti-human trafficking initiatives in San Diego. Your company will receive additional customized benefits for your donation.

We invite you to attend, sponsor, and be recognized as we transform the La Jolla Hyatt Regency into an evening to remember to raise vital funds to transform the lives of women and girls in San Diego and around the world.

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Questions or help? Contact Elaine Murphy.

2019 Gala Committee

LEADERSHIP CIRCLE

COMMITTEE

Past Galas

Event photos by Melissa Jacobs