TECHO achieved its goal of raising awareness and funds to support the organization’s work in transforming slums into organized communities in Latin America.
Miami – December, 2016 – On November 15th, the Faena Forum hosted the first edition of Tinto For TECHO in Miami, an entertainment filled evening during which our guests tasted top wines from around the world in support of TECHO’s work in Latin American slums.
TECHO was able to raise $240K. These funds will benefit 96 families in Latin America living under impoverished conditions.
“In addition to overcoming poverty, TECHO has another crucial mission: to mobilize and empower youth globally, shaping the leaders of tomorrow. That is why every year over 80,000 youth volunteers have worked side-by-side with families living in slums. These youth will be more prepared to tackle the global challenges they will face as business leaders and public figures after experiencing the reality of poverty first hand.” said Diego Firpo TECHO-U.S CEO.
Tinto for TECHO gathered more than 200 guests, including wine collectors and enthusiasts who are senior managers from the finance, banking, technology and media industries. Four youth volunteers from Miami, who have been actively involved with the cause, shared their experiences on a TECHO building trip and how they have since recruited dozens of youth volunteers from around Miami to fight poverty.
TECHO gave a recognition to the winemakers, Fernando Remírez de Ganuza, Founder of Remírez de Ganuza Winery, and Julián Girard, Commercial Director of Champagne Henri Giraud, for their support.
We want to thank the main sponsors at the event (Faena Hotel, GB Group, Goldman Sachs, BH Investments and the Knight Foundation), and to all the donors who made this event possible!
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