WASHINGTON, Sept. 26, 2018 /PRNewswire/ -- The Vicente Ferrer Foundation USA (VFF USA) is thrilled to announce its third annual gala. Featuring a new mix of Spanish, Indian and American chefs from the Washington D.C. metro area, the "Recipe for Empowerment" supported by Lladró celebrates the interconnectedness of the world through food. The evening will kick off with a tasting featuring dishes prepared by 20 different chefs. This year our keynote speaker will be Jamie Leeds, owner of Hank's Oyster Bar. Her inspiring story of entrepreneurship in the DC restaurant industry will inspire women owned business in the US and India. The event will include both a silent and live auction, that will include an autographed $6,280 limited edition Lladró Lord Ganesha sculpture. Join VFF USA for savory dishes from some of DC's finest on October 20th.
"It is so inspiring to see our supporters stand with rural communities. I am honored to lead an organization developing partnerships that move beyond spare change to real change," says Angelina Klouthis, Executive Director. Lladró's generous donation will train 500 women artisans with disabilities. With the collaboration of amazing chefs and additional sponsors like La Caixa, Infinite, Grapes of Spain, Emirates, Aegis Wealth Management, Manatt, Ganey Law Group, Allergy and Asthma Center, Cardio Solutions, Indiaspora, Embassy of Spain, TANA, Deloitte Tech, among others. The gala will empower rural India by providing 34 homes for vulnerable families, computers for a digital classroom in inclusive schools, and numerous university scholarships for rural students.
For millions living in poverty in rural India, change is the path to sustainable progress. VFF USA partners with local communities in India, using a "recipe" that promotes sustainable solutions for education, health equity, rural infrastructure and agriculture -- ultimately, empowering communities from within.
About VFF USA: The Vicente Ferrer Foundation USA (VFF USA) is a non-profit organization on a mission to empower rural India. For 50 years, VFF has empowered vulnerable populations and marginalized villages by partnering with rural communities to implement sustainable solutions and remove barriers to eliminate poverty. VFF programs benefit 3.6 million people in over 3,600 villages. For more information, visit www.vffusa.org.
ABOUT LLADRÓ: Over 60 years ago, Lladró started cultivating its exceptional porcelain know-how at its only factory in the world, in Valencia. Sculptors and craftsmen craft each piece combining ancestral techniques and unmistakable colors. Worldwide, Lladró represents Spain in over 100 countries with sculptures, lighting, interior design, and fashion accessories through a select network of boutiques and distributors.
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