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What good is a gala?

When many people think of a gala, they think of lavish dresses and fancy clothes, expensive dishes and tiny serving sizes, a whole lot of gratuitous back-slapping and lots of fake people. They think that the only people who benefit from a gala are the organization and the “important people.”

The thing is that, while this is what it looks like, who really benefits are the many people that the gala is for.
A fundraiser gala, in particular the Equanimity Awards Benefit Gala taking place on October 10, 2015, is one that has the opportunity to do a lot of good for many people, from all walks of life.

  • The small business that wants to get more high-end clients can give a gift to auction off at the gala, or might choose to become one of the sponsors of the gala.
  • The company that hosts the gala will support the local economy.
  • The person that volunteers, who perhaps hasn’t been able to get a paying job, is able to get some much-needed work experience and a good reference.

A gala celebrates the dedication and service of others to a common goal – in this case, the goal is to help JB Dondolo achieve its goals of providing education programs to underprivileged youth (in America) and to complete the work on the Igusi hospital (Africa). Through various fund-raising efforts ranging from sponsorship to ticket sales to donations, the organization is able to obtain the funds to achieve their goals.

In October 2015, Equanimity magazine will be holding its first Gala celebration to benefit the JB Dondolo Inc. charity.
“It raises awareness of the charity’s current programs and projects in the local and global community while acknowledging and rewarding individuals and companies for their efforts in the community. Hard work and effort should never go unnoticed or unacknowledged. We want to bring compelling stories to others’ attention and reward those who are telling them,” says organizer Lumbie Mlambo.

The Equanimity Awards Benefit Gala honors individuals through awards in various categories including media partners, social media players, lifetime achievement, humanitarian, champions, best story told, most liked storyteller (writer), and more.

Some of the celebrities who have already agreed to be part of our celebration include CNN News Editor Joel Sutton, Pavlina Osta from the Huffington Post, long-distance swimmer Ben Lecomte, celebrity wedding planner Donnie Brown, American country singer Mickey Gilley, Chithra Kannan and actress and singer Gloria Loring.
For more information about the gala, and how you might become a sponsor, visit the webpage below.