The Winter Waterland Gala is Well Aware's largest event of the year, bringing together our dedicated supporters from Austin and beyond for a night of clean water impact and connection. This year's gala will be an extra special occasion as we gather in person for the first time in two years -- at the historic Driskill Hotel in downtown Austin -- recognizing the challenges we’ve overcome together and the incredible feats we’ve accomplished for this mission despite the pandemic.
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Join us for a celebratory night featuring:
Seated three-course dinner
Welcome cocktails & tableside wine service
Exciting live and silent auctions
Fifth Annual Global Impact Awards
Inspiring impact stories from the field
'Fund A Clean Water Need'
Live music by Jon Muq & Courtney Santana
... and more!
275,000 Lives Changed...and Counting
Over the last 12 years, with your support, we’ve been able to transform the lives of more than 275,000 people across 80+ water projects in East Africa. All while maintaining a 100% project success rate, compared with the industry average of 40%.
But, there are still many more communities and people in need of clean water.
With your help, we will raise $250,000 through the gala -- enough to scale our water projects in 2022 and reach 16,000 more people with lasting clean water.
Together, we can ensure our partner communities in East Africa can not only survive, but THRIVE!
Showcase your brand and join the impact. We have several sponsorship packages to choose from.
WATER IS LIFE | PRESENTING SPONSOR - SOLD OUT
WATER IS HEALTH | SUPPORTING SPONSOR - $10,000
WATER IS EDUCATION | $5,000
WATER IS EQUALITY | $2,500
Exciting music features... the incredible artists Jon Muq and Courtney Santana will be joining us LIVE at the Winter Waterland Gala!
ABOUT JON MUQ
As a vocalist, songwriter & multi-instrumentalist, Jon 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.
ABOUT COURTNEY SANTANA
Courtney Santana has been in the music industry for over 22 years. She has been a featured vocalist and background vocalist on over 15 albums, has opened for national acts like Salt N Pepa, and has been nominated by the Austin Chronicle for best cover band 3 times. She has also performed in some of Austin’s most loved musical performances and has made it to the final producer rounds of NBC’s The Voice twice.
HEALTHY & SAFETY PROTOCOLS
We are committed to the health and safety of all of our guests. Because of this, a printed copy of a negative COVID-19 test result will be required to attend the gala. The negative printed test result must be obtained within 72 hours (3 days) of the event. Guests who are fully vaccinated may show proof of full COVID-19 vaccination instead of proof of negative test. Information related to masks and in-person safety measures will be released closer to the gala date.
These policies are subject to change, in accordance with state and local guidelines and changing circumstances. We will be updating procedures as necessary as we get closer to December 2nd.
REGISTERING YOUR GUESTS
If you purchased a table or multiple tickets, make sure to enter your guests' names and contact information so they can receive their own unique link to bid and donate. 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 will be done entirely online, opening a week or two before the event. If you attend the event in person, you’ll be able to see the different packages set up at The Driskill and bid via your mobile device. Previews for the live auction packages will be available to view online ahead of the event and will be available for bidding during the live program.
You can donate online ahead of the event, or participate in the live "Fund A Clean Water Need" portion of the event. Every $15 you give will provide lasting clean water to 1 person. You can see all our impact levels here or select your own donation amount.
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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.