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November 23, 2019

6-9 PM

Tea bar opens at 5:00 PM
San Francisco, CA



Join us on our 9th Anniversary Gala as we’ll be sharing an uplifting evening of inspirational music and powerful stories from Zambia. This year’s gala features a musical concert, delicious dinner,art created by Freely in Hope scholars, and uniquely designed products that benefit the work of Freely in Hope.

Your support will help us reach our $250,000 goal which will help us expand in Zambia. Join us in equipping survivors and advocates to lead in ending the cycle of sexual violence!

Tea Bar opens at 5:00 PM

 

Meet Jean

Our special guest this year is our very first scholar from Zambia. She’s passionate about creating opportunities for survivors of sexual violence to express their stories through song and dance. At our 9th Anniversary Gala, she will be sharing her powerful story through music—this concert will uplift and inspire you.

Bigad Shaban

Bigad is an award-winning investigative reporter for NBC Bay Area. His work has been recognized with a George Foster Peabody award and six Emmy awards. Bigad is a Freely in Hope Board Member.

Rev. Romal Tune

Rev. Romal Tune is a father, an author, a veteran, a world traveler, art collector and the founder of ClereStory Education Fund. The focus of his life’s work is using the power of storytelling to bring about meaningful change.

Janai Rayfield

From Washington DC, Janai is a live painter and spoken word artist. She has a Masters of Science in Mental Health Counseling and focused her research on women who are sexually traumatized. Through her art, she loves helping people to more clearly see the beauty and purpose of whom God created them to be. Come see her beautiful art through words and paint performed live!

Featuring Ja Ronn & Flow

Ja Ronn & Flow is a multicultural Bay Area singing group with the mission to spread love through music. Ja Ronn & the FLOW have performed for and with the likes of acclaimed filmmaker George Lucas; international, diamond-selling rock band Journey; and renowned tenor Josh Groban! Add to that, Oprah Winfrey, Tyler Perry, Steven Spielberg, Ron Howard, and Quincy Jones!

Art from Scholars

Be inspired by artwork made by Freely in Hope scholars that share their stories of empowerment, strength, and hope.

Suggested Attire

This year, the dress code is formal in black and/or white!

Dogpatch Studios

991 Tennesse St. San Francisco, CA 94107

Can’t make it but still want to help us expand in Zambia?

Corporate Sponsors

Would you like to become a sponsor for our gala?

Because of the generous support of our donors and partners like you, Freely in Hope has been able to equip 21 survivors of seuxal violence through scholarships this year. Through their leadership, we have impacted over 6,000 people through our sexual violence prevention programs. It is our goal to continue doing this impactful work, making a difference in our world. As such, we are asking for your help; please consider becoming an event sponsor, offering an in-kind donation, or purchasing tickets and/or a table at our event.
 


+ One (1) social media post
+ Post-event email newsletter recognition

+ Two (2) social media posts
+ VIP table location with reserved seating for (8) guests
+ Post-event email newsletter recognition
+ Company logo on all promotional materials & event website

+ Two (2) social media posts
+ VIP table location with reserved seating for (8) guests
+ Post-event email newsletter recognition
+ Company logo on all promotional materials & event website
+ A visit to your Corporation to share stories about your financial impact
+ Company mention in annual report

+ Company profile slide and exclusive logo placement in digital presentation
+ VIP table location with reserved seating for (8) guests
+ Company profile slide and exclusive logo placement in digital presentation
+ Three (3) social media posts
+ Post-event email newsletter recognition
+ Company logo on all promotional materials & event website
+ A visit to your Corporation to share stories about your financial impact
+ Company mention in annual report

+ Podium speaking opportunity at the gala
+ VIP table location with reserved seating for (16) guests
+ Company profile slide and exclusive logo placement in digital presentation
+ Three (3) social media posts
+ Post-event email newsletter recognition
+ Company logo on all promotional materials & event website
+ A visit to your Corporation to share stories about your financial impact
+ Company mention in annual report

Donate in-kind goods like desserts, silent auction items, food and beverages, excursions, and professional services! We’ll print your company name in our program.

We need:
+ A/V Equipment
+ Event Staging
+ Technical Support
+ Social Media Promotion
+ Marketing Services
+ Photo & Video
+ Food & Beverages
+ Catering Services

Contact nikole@freelyinhope.org




About Freely In Hope

Nine years ago, we began to envision a world that was free of sexual violence. Through the powerfully transformative stories of survivors of sexual violence, we equipped their dreams through education, leadership, and storytelling—platforming their voices full of beauty amidst brokenness. Deep within the slums across Kenya, we learned of the plight of girls and young women affected by sexual violence. Their stories of courage, spirits of tenacity, and dreams filled with hope inspire us daily. Their dreams have become ours.

Their dreams of arising from violent oppression, achieving their educational goals, and encouraging others through their rewritten stories have been the inspiration for our programs. We provide holistic education where our university scholars have studied in programs including law, counseling psychology, broadcast journalism, business and education. We’ve also been expanding our Leadership Development programs that equip survivors and advocates to lead. Our Storytelling Platforms support over 1,000 people across Kenya, Zambia, and South Africa by providing a safe space for women to learn about leadership, trauma healing, spiritual formation, legal rights, entrepreneurship, and violence prevention.

We would like to extend an invitation to you to join us in the fight against sexual violence—celebrating and equipping the dreams of the young women of Freely in Hope. May their dreams become yours as well.

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