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:
6:45 pm CST - Virtual Safari Pre-Party by Ol Pejeta Conservancy
7 pm CST - Program Begins, Including:
4th Annual Global Impact Awards
featuring Amy Poehler, Meredith Walker, and Nav Sooch
Exciting Live & Silent Auctions
Surprise Special Guests
A Word from Our Founder & Executive Director
'Fund A Clean Water Need'
8 pm CST - Musical Performance by Jon Muq to close out the evening
How to Tune In
At showtime (6:45 pm CST for the Virtual Safari Pre-Party and 7 pm CST for the Event Program), click “Join the Livestream” at the top of this page. Then, select "Already Registered." You'll be prompted to enter the phone number or email you used to register. We recommend hooking up your computer to your TV using an HDMI cord or through AirPlay for a better viewing experience.
Whatever you're comfortable in! Our live stream will be one way, meaning you will not be on camera. You can dress up or down however you like.
Registering Your Guests
If you registered for multiple tickets, make sure to enter your guests’ names and email addresses so they can receive their own unique link to bid, donate, and participate in the event. To do this, click on the link in your confirmation email, and under “Details” click on “Edit Guest Information” and enter their names.
Bidding on the Auctions
Bidding for the silent auction is now open and you can check out our packages here. Select the one you want and click the “bid” button. Tip: once you place your bid, you can then select your max bid, and the system will automatically place bids on your behalf up until that level.
You'll also find previews of our exclusive live auction packages here, which will be available for bidding during the event. Our auctioneer will walk you through how to bid on these packages then!
The silent auction will close on Friday, December 4th at 8pm CST.
You can donate online now ahead of the event, or participate in the live "Fund the Mission" donation portion of the event. Every $15 you give will provide clean water to 1 person. You can select an impact level on the right side of this page, or view them all here.
Need support? Email email@example.com or text (512) 584-4830 for assistance.
2020 IMPACT AWARDS
Global Impact Award
Through their organization, Smart Girls, Amy Poehler & 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 smart girls everywhere has created a ripple effect of transformation in so many lives.
Ambassador of the Year
Nav Sooch 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.
Presented by our Water is Health sponsor: LARQ, a hydration company
This year has been one of many changes, for all of us. But our partner communities in East Africa and those still awaiting clean water have been hit the hardest.
Can you imagine not having clean water to drink or wash your hands to fight off illness?
With your help, we will raise $160,000 through the virtual gala -- enough to scale our water projects in 2021 and provide more than 10,000 people with lasting clean water.
Together, we can ensure our partner communities in East Africa can not only survive, but THRIVE!
Well Aware is a 501(c)3 nonprofit headquartered in Austin, Texas. We fund and implement sustainable clean water systems to drive economic development and empower communities in East Africa. To date, we have transformed more than 270,000+ lives through clean water.
Nearly 60% of water projects in Africa fail. Ours don't. With our technical expertise and community-driven approach, we maintain a 100% success rate - redefining the water aid industry and setting a new standard for efficiency and sustainability. Learn more on our website: wellawareworld.org.