Gala 2020 – Please See Message Below

Given the recent Centers for Disease Control guidance on mass gatherings, we have made the difficult decision to cancel the annual spring gala, previously scheduled for April 17. Those of you who have attended this signature annual event for years have told us that you enjoyed the emphasis during the program on accomplishments and upcoming plans, and that is something we look forward to communicating with you in an alternate format that you can enjoy from the comfort and safety of your own home.

We remain committed to helping you make the difference you wish to make, and honoring the commitments we’ve made to the communities we serve. Further details about the new format will be posted online here as they are available. We appreciate your patience as we all work to adjust in a way that prioritizes the health and safety of our communities and enables us to continue to carry out our mission.


Self-Help International is Bringing the Spring Gala to You!

Double your impact.

100% match for gifts made by April 17*

Entrepreneur and philanthropist Dave “Lags” Lageschulte was a long-time Board Member of Self-Help International and loved to incentivize others to give by matching gifts made to the spring gala. This year, in his honor, the Lageschulte family is continuing that tradition by matching gifts made to Self-Help International’s virtual spring gala.

*Or until matching funds run out, whichever comes first.


Support local business – here and there.

“Dine-in” with Self-Help International on Thursday, April 16 through a partnership with Waverly’s East Bremer Diner.

The Self-Help community in the Waverly area can support small business here and in Ghana and Nicaragua by placing an order with Self-Help International for an East Bremer Diner meal to pick up or get delivered.

To pre-order Dinner In from the East Bremer Diner on April 16, or to see more information, please click HERE or visit  ORDERS CLOSE AT 10AM THE DAY BEFORE (Wednesday, April 15)


Attend a Virtual Update on Zoom.

Program Specialists Katie Seifert and Jessica Crawford are hosting a series of interactive virtual updates that you can join using the online platform, Zoom. Join us for one, some, or all!

Also, keep your eye out for an exclusive 3-part video series release on Thursday, April 16 with stories about community
and family resiliency in Nicaragua. If you can’t make it to the updates, don’t worry – we’ll share recordings the week after.

Click here to see the virtual updates and get registered.


Virtual Spring Gala Fundraiser Progress


If you would like to make a gift in lieu of attending you can do so here:

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