Thank You for Your Support
We cannot thank you enough for all of the support, generosity, and guidance you have offered our team this past year. We are bridging the digital divide one step at a time!
Thank You for Your Kindness and Generosity
To our supporters:
Thanks to your help, we raised a grand total of $40,655 from our Bridging Tech from Home: 2021 Virtual Charity Gala! On behalf of the Bridging Tech Development Team and broader Bridging Tech Team, I want to offer my deepest gratitude to everyone who has contributed to this tremendous success. This includes our volunteers, guest speakers, guest performers, and especially donors for your generous donations. Furthermore, I want to personally thank all of our Bridging Tech Team Members for their hard work in the past months, especially Avery, Sophie, Isabel, and Margot; without any of you, this event would not have been possible.
This past year-and-a-half has been challenging for many of us, including myself, for a variety of reasons; from taking classes or working online to dealing with the mental stress and physical isolation that the pandemic and lockdown have caused. During these long months of quarantine, I had the chance to learn and reflect on the inequity and injustice that exist in our society today. And I realized that all of the resources I took for granted during lockdown — my laptop, access to the Internet, access to food, and the most basic of all, a roof over my head — are not guaranteed for many others, especially for the youth we serve. This is why I decided to join Bridging Tech eight months ago. I joined because I was impressed by Bridging Tech’s vision and execution; I joined because I was touched by the genuineness of Isabel and Margot’s selfless commitment to the cause; and I joined because I believe that by bridging the digital divide and providing networks and resources even for one student can have generational impact by helping them breaking out of the cycle of poverty. And thanks to all of your support at our Gala this year, over 400 students will be able to do just that.
Looking forward, we want to continue increasing our impact with your ongoing and amazing support, whether it be through a monetary donation or sign-up as a Mentor or Tutor for our students. Furthermore, I would love to hear from you to learn about what ideas you may have to improve our team so that more of our students affected by homelessness can benefit from our efforts at Bridging Tech. Last but not least, thank you all again for your contribution to making this a successful Gala.
Thank you for your kindness and generosity,
Director of Development, The Bridging Tech Charitable Fund
Did you miss our 2021 virtual gala? Check it out here!
As always, you can continue to support our cause of bridging the digital divide and make contributions to students affected by homelessness here.
Shout-Out: Our Auction Sponsors
As part of our event last Thursday, we successfully auctioned off:
A three-night stay in Tahoe.
U.S. Open tickets accompanied with a tennis lesson by a professional tennis player.
A mountain bike ride in Marin with a Canvas Ventures General Partner.
A hand-made sapele wood cutting board.
An authentic multi-course, home-cooked French dining experience.
A yoga outfit by Lili Warriors.
Horse-back riding lessons at the Circus Riding Club in Woodside.
French language lessons by our Bridging Tech Tutor from France.
Thank you so much to each and every one of our supporters. Your help gets us one step closer to bridging the digital divide for students affected by homelessness. We are continually touched by your incredible generosity, witnessed both at our event and throughout the year! You inspire us.
Do you want to join the cause? ❤️
If you believe in what we advocate for and want to join our team, please consider applying. We always appreciate extra help at Bridging Tech, so we are currently recruiting core team volunteers who can dedicate at least 10 hours weekly for the next year. If you or someone you know are interested in getting involved on a greater level, let’s work together to magnify our impact!
You can become a volunteer or donate. ✨
Thank you for showing support by pledging your time. We will reach out to you when there are opportunities to volunteer by hosting technology donation drives, mentoring our students, or helping out our regional teams in a city near you.
As always, help out by donating your old devices! 💻
With the help of our refurbishing partner, all information from your devices will be wiped, and the devices will then be fixed so that we can provide refurbished devices to students affected by homelessness. Beyond personal devices, check to see if your company has extra devices, and motivate IT and Philanthropy teams to donate hardware to Bridging Tech. Our initiatives promote both educational equity and environmental sustainability!
Finally, become a Digital Divide Ambassador. 🎖️
Share this newsletter with ten of your friends, and tell us about you and your community to become a Digital Divide Ambassador at Bridging Tech! Email us at email@example.com.