Maria Bravo receives award at “We are One” gala

On Saturday 21 January, María Bravo was given an honorary award at the “We are one” gala in Stockholm, Sweden. This award is given to philanthropists for their exemplary work around the world to change the lives of vulnerable people.

María Bravo, founder of the Global Gift Foundation, thanked the “We are one” organization and said she was very proud of the work she is doing with her foundation helping women, children and families in need.

She said, “Eva Longoria, Alina Peralta and I had a dream and today we are in eight countries, improving the nutritional, educational and medical needs of thousands of children and women with a common denominator – compassion and love. Thank you Michel Issa for this “We are one” award.”

María was surprised by a video from the actress Eva Longoria Bastón, who spoke about her recognition and affection for Global Gift Foundation and in particular María Bravo. Eva said, “Congratulations to the Global Gift Foundation. You do an extraordinary job. I can’t think of anyone who deserves this award more than you. What you do is truly magical. It’s hard work and I am very happy that you have been honoured with this award. You deserve it.”

“And of course, my beautiful María, I love you. You are my sister. Thank you for coming up with this concept of philanthropreneurs which brings together philanthropists, companies and celebrities and connects them to each other. Without your vision, none of this would be possible.”

Eva, also said a few words about the organizer of the Gala. “Congratulations and thank you Michel Issa for your continued support that we value so much.”

Fundraising for six good causes

The NGOs benefiting from “We are one” are as follows: CharityFit, Spread Light, Sri Lanka Association Bris, World Aid Active, Life of Service and the Global Gift Foundation.

About the “We are one” gala

The “We are one” gala is one of the largest philanthropic events in Europe. Its mission is to raise funds through the sale of tickets and distribute the funds to various charities. The purpose of the awards is to create co-operation between organizations, demonstrating that we are all one.

The creator and founder of “We are one” is the 30 year old businessman Michel Issa, whose goal is to make a fairer society. Issa currently runs several companies and he has received many awards including the “King’s Award Compass Rose in 2014 in business”, “This year’s Social Entrepreneur” from the University of Sweden, the “St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital Honor in 2016”, the “Global Gift Foundation Award”. He has also been recognized as a future leader of the year by Toyp.

Press release issued by the Global Gift Foundation
Image supplied by the Global Gift Foundation

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