December 3, 2020

Winter Waterland Virtual Gala 2020

December 3rd, 2020: Celebrating 11 Years of Clean Water for Life

The Winter Waterland Virtual Gala is our most important fundraiser this year. It brings together our dedicated supporters from across the world for a night of clean water impact and connection. And, for the first time ever, you will be able to tune in from the comfort of your home for all of the fun:

Virtual Safari Pre-Party
Surprise Special Guests
Impact Stories
Exciting Live & Silent Auctions
4th Annual Global Impact Awards
Musical Performance
A Word from Our Founder & Executive Director
‘Fund A Clean Water Need’

The Virtual Safari Pre-Party begins at 6:45 pm CST and the program begins at 7 pm CST.

With your help, we will make this virtual celebration our most successful and impactful fundraising event of the year. And together, we will transform lives through clean water.

Join the Gala

Special thank you to our event sponsors:

Annual Impact Awards

Recognized annually at our Winter Waterland Gala, the Well Aware Impact Awards honor inspiring individuals who demonstrate a deep commitment to global humanitarian issues and our clean water mission.

Well Aware’s highest honor recognizes outstanding individuals who demonstrate a passion and devotion to addressing the world’s most important social and humanitarian challenges.

Through their organization, Smart Girls, Amy Poehler and Meredith Walker have helped thousands of young people across the globe cultivate their authentic selves by providing a safe and supportive community. Their motto: “Change the World by Being Yourself.” Amy and Meredith wholeheartedly embody Well Aware’s core values of integrity, community, compassion, and innovation. Their dedication to empowering and encouraging the spirits of smart girls everywhere has created a ripple effect of transformation in so many lives. We are excited and honored to celebrate their incredible achievements.

This award commends an exceptional supporter who goes above and beyond to represent and advocate for Well Aware in both their local community and the global community.

Nav is a co-founder of Silicon Labs, a tech entrepreneur, and a global philanthropist who has supported Well Aware’s work since the very beginning. He demonstrates an inspiring dedication to removing barriers for the most vulnerable populations and has contributed greatly to reducing the suffering from water scarcity in last-mile communities. Nav also believes that access to education can be the single biggest factor in an individual reaching a level of full self-sufficiency, and he is committed to empowering others by opening doors to better educational and economic opportunities both here at home and across the globe. Nav has amplified Well Aware’s mission in many ways over the years, and we are honored to celebrate his incredible commitment to the cause.

Virtual Safari Pre-Party by Ol Pejeta Conservancy

Our friends at Ol Pejeta Conservancy will lead you through a one-of-a-kind VIRTUAL safari experience, right from your sofa! You’ll have the chance to see fantastic African wildlife (think: rhinos, zebras, and lions, oh my!) that live within the 90,000-acre conservancy in Kenya. Don’t miss this unique opportunity to experience the magic of East Africa from your home!

Virtual Safari Pre-Party begins at 6:45 pm CST and the program begins at 7 pm CST.


Musical Performance by Jon Muq

As a vocalist, songwriter, and multi-instrumentalist, Jon Muq makes soul-filled pop music that celebrates the magic of human connection, love, and the world’s many wonders. Jon’s music carries listeners on an artful journey through his remarkable life, which began in a small suburban slum in Kampala, Uganda. His joyful work mingles traditional instruments with a spectrum of sounds and rhythms from around the globe and reinforces the power of a song to transform the spirit.

So, join us from your home for the special musical stylings of Jon Muq!

Through this virtual celebration, we’re fundraising to scale our work in 2021 and implement new water systems for communities in great need of a reliable clean water source. Because of the spread of COVID-19 in East Africa and travel restrictions throughout the region, there are communities anxiously awaiting new water projects that have been put on hold.

Your support will not only help ensure we can reach those communities but continue to grow and scale our work, providing thousands of more people with lasting clean water as soon as it is safe to do so.

For every $15 you give, one more person will gain access to lasting clean water.

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