charity: ball 2010 raises more than $1 million!

charity: ball 2010 last night raised more than $1 million! The Live Auction alone raised $470,000, 100% towards water projects in Central African Republic, Haiti and Ethiopia.

Guests slipped off their shoes to take on the Waterwalk and see what it’s like for the millions who have to walk miles for their water. They lined up and pledged their birthdays to raise money for water projects at our mycharity: water wall. They read and watched our stories from Cambodia to Liberia to Haiti to Central African Republic. And then they took to the stage to fund clean water projects for three countries in our Live Auction.

The Live Auction was kicked off by long-time charity: water supporter Virginia Clay, which gave $100,000 towards projects in Central African Republic. They were followed by Eastlake Community Church members from Seattle, who stormed the stage to give another $100,000 towards C.A.R. This finished off the funds needed to reach our $1.7 million September Campaign goal — now, charity: water will be able to provide every Bayaka person in Central African Republic with clean drinking water!

Here’s a first glimpse of the night… we’ll have more photos and videos this week…

photos by Mo Scarpelli, Esther Havens, Nancy Borowick, Parker Young and John Black.

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And check out some of the press coverage…

New York Magazine >
Guest of a Guest >
Paper Mag >
Patrick McMullan >
ET online >

Thanks to all our sponsors, volunteers, guests and supporters for making the night truly incredible.

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