Global Elegance is an evening worthy of red carpet and paparazzi, not just because it will be held at an Atherton estate with gourmet food and fine wine, but more because of the charitable work the money funds through Cupertino Rotary.
“Global Elegance is our annual fundraiser for world community projects Cupertino Rotary gives life to,” says Peter Troop, Rotary’s co-chair for the event.
Tickets to the extravagant affair are still available and proceeds of the event will benefit organizations such as Shin Shin Educational Foundation, Pratham USA, Sankara Eye Foundation, Assist International, Faces of Hope, and more.
With an East Meets West theme the evening includes wine and appetizers, an elegant fusion-based dinner with complementing wine, all in a stunning garden setting at an undisclosed Atherton Estate—to find out where, you must purchase a ticket.
Tickets now are $150 each, and can be purchased online, but hurry because the price increases to $175 as of Aug. 12.
Donations raised at Global Elegance are used to leverage with partner programs such as Rotary Foundation to receive matching donations, Troop says.
Where the Money Goes
Shin Shin Educational Foundation
Shin Shin Educational Foundation is a Bay Area based, non-profit that helps construct and renovate primary schools in remote, rural regions of China. So far 325 schools in 25 provinces or municipalities have been helped. Shin Shin works to improve the education environment while adapting to rapid change. Cupertino Rotary’s collaboration with Shin Shin provides school supplies, computers, library books and equipment.
Pratham is the largest NGO working to provide quality education to underprivileged children in India. Their mission is to ensure “Every Child in School and Learning Well.” Cupertino Rotary has joined with Pratham to provide computer- aided learning systems to underprivileged primary school children
Sankara Eye Foundation
Sankara Eye Foundation and the Sankara eye hospitals in India seek to free mankind of preventable and curable blindness. Cupertino Rotary projects help Sankara rural outreach programs identify patients and transport them to specialized treatment centers.
Assist International is a Cupertino Rotary partner that addresses critical needs of the world’s most vulnerable people by providing advanced advanced medical equipment and training in its use.
Faces of Hope
Faces of Hope and Cupertino Rotarians have worked in close association since its inception in 2005 to provide life changing plastic surgeries, particularly cleft lip and palate surgery to the children of Guatemala, with the most need and least access to care.
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