To celebrate our fifth birthday, we made videos for the supporters who
helped us get there. 250 videos to be exact. Every last one of them is posted
below, for your endless viewing pleasure.
We made this video for Bobby, who is running in the NYC Marathon -- and using the race to fundraise for clean drinking water. Good luck, Bobby! We made this video for Bobby, who is running in the NYC Marathon -- and using the race to fundraise for clean drinking water. Good luck, Bobby!
Our team and over 2,200 of our top supporters and influencers gathered for the charity: ball gala at the epic 69th Regiment Armory in NYC. Jessica Biel hosted the evening, and filmmaker Tyler Perry emceed the Live Auction.
We share stories from our time in the field to illustrate the global need for clean water and how we work to solve it. At this year’s ball, we focused on our programs in Asia and Ethiopia, and the support of fundraisers right here at home.
Every year at charity: ball, we host a Live Auction to raise money for clean water. Instead of ski weekends and cooking classes, we auction off water projects. In less than an hour, we raised $1.2 million for clean water around the world.
Millions of people in developing countries walk three hours each day to collect water. We ask our guests to try walking a fraction of that distance with two full Jerry cans. Each walk is sponsored and helps fund water projects.
There’s no sit-down dinner at this event. charity: ball is interactive. We engage our guests with installations and activities that bring our work to life - right here in NYC. Even the cocktails are named after our project sites.
Our team is made up of only the most talented and passionate
people, and our office is arranged to inspire. There’s space for
collaboration, walls to brainstorm on, and larger-than-life pictures
of people our work has helped. Every day, we get to make a difference in the world by doing jobs we love.
30 Staff in 2011
200 Varick Street
They spend nights stuffing thousands of donation receipts into envelopes. They show up early and stay late at our events and
build exhibitions out of hundreds of Jerry cans. Even when they’re
off the clock, they wear charity: water gear to spark conversations
and recruit friends to fundraise. They’re some of our most
Members of The Well help cover everything from staff salaries, to office rent and supplies, to our flights to the field. Without their support, we couldn’t raise money for water projects or run the organization. In 2011, 87 Well members contributed to 83% of our operating costs.
The well has six levels of membership. Here’s what it looked like in 2011.
Our Angel Investors are donors who recognize the impact of a major gift to our operations and give $1 million a year to our Staff and
Operations. We currently have three members at this level and they make up more than 50% of our total Well funding.