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CFEBA Annual Fundraising Gala, The Power of Water

2017-04-03 17:30:00 2017-04-03 21:00:00 America/New_York CFEBA Annual Fundraising Gala, The Power of Water - EBA **For a full listing of events visit Renaissance Hotel, 999 Ninth St, NW, Washington, DC EBA - Energy Bar Association
Dates:  Monday, April 3, 2017 - 5:30pm to 9:00pm
Location:  Renaissance Hotel, 999 Ninth St, NW, Washington, DC


Join us for the 2017 CFEBA Annual Fundraising Gala, The Power of Water, to be held on April 3, 2017 at the Renaissance Hotel in Washington, DC.

This year the CFEBA, in partnership with Innovation: Africa, has the special opportunity to help a village in Uganda that is lacking access to clean water.  With your generosity and support, Innovation: Africa will drill a water well into the underlying aquifer, construct a water holding tank, and install solar panels and a solar-powered  pump to move water from the well to the tank.  Upon the completion of the project, clean water will flow for the first time to 10 taps that also will be installed in the village. In addition, drip irrigation technology will also be installed, allowing the village to produce more food with less water.  For more information on the project details:


March 20, 2017 is the deadline for sponsorship committment.  Please view our sponsorship brochure for our current sponsorship levels and benefits and contact Michele Smith, Manager of Foundation Relations at to be added to the 2017 Gala Sponsor list.

2017 CFEBA Corporate Sponsorship/Donation Pledge Form


The creators of the award-winning Off Broadway musical, Witness Uganda, will deliver a thought provoking keynote address at this year's CFEBA Fundraising Gala. Using original heart-pounding music, humor, and stories from their world travels, their presentation explores the complexity of aid work, Civil rights, and American responsibility both here and abroad. As artists and activists, Matt and Griffin work alongside students, educators, corporate leaders, and politicians to create dialogue centered around race relations, LGBT rights, art, and politics and seek to inspire their audience to re-imagine their endless potential to change the    world.

Matt and Griffin have worked to rebuild communities broken by both natural and manmade disasters. They’ve given song and voice to the children and survivors of the 2010 Tohoku Tsunami that devastated a small fishing village in Japan, and counseled a University staff and student body in the wake of a campus hate crime in upstate New York. By channeling grief, joy, pain, and empathy through art, the pair challenges their audience to rebuild their community through their artistic expression.                                                                                              

Matt and Griffin have been featured in multiple national publications and have performed for countless schools, community groups, and houses of worship around the world.      

To learn more about Matt Gould and Griffin Matthews, their special work and performances:


If you are interested in sponsoring or volunteering, please contact Michele L. Smith, Manager, Chapter & Foundation Relations, at or on her direct line at 202-499-5841.


• Tickets: $250 / person  (includes reception, dinner and donation to CFEBA)
• Government or Solo Practitioner Tickets:  $195 / person

2017 CFEB Gala Ticket Form