We did it!


Thanks to all our supporters we raise over $10,000 in one night.
All donations will directly benefit the children of Durham, the Ingrid Education Center in Nairobi and Drake Bay, Costa Rica.

November 10, 2018 @ The Fruit

In case you missed our annual gala this year you can read our blog post with the highlights of the night. Stay tuned for information on next years gala.


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We hope you all enjoyed this magical night. Please stay connected and sign-up for our newsletter to keep up with our 3 miracle making projects.

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Click to watch the full documentary-short we premiered at the gala, “LiveGlobally: Your happiness is my happiness, your hunger is my hunger.”


Live Globally seeks out under resourced communities with minimal infrastructure for the health and well being of the children within the community. This happens, unfortunately, all over the world. When we choose communities to work with, we do so intentionally with the knowledge that the community will successfully sustain the project long after we are gone. By supporting liveglobally programs you are supporting unforgettable opportunities for meaningful sustainable impact!

Thank you to 2018 SIlent Auction
Gala donors

The following organizations and businesses have donated to our Winter Water Gala’s Silent Auction.


Special Thanks

We are so grateful for the kind individuals that showered the night with visuals, music, and vegetarian food.

There are so many stories to tell. Being a part of those stories and capturing them in unique ways is what drives his creativity and passion.

There are so many stories to tell. Being a part of those stories and capturing them in unique ways is what drives his creativity and passion.

Premiering LiveGlobally’s newest Documentary-SHort by Josh WOLL

Director of Photography

I’ve been in the film industry for over 10 years now, and my work focus has narrowed into contributing my time and energy towards projects that make a positive impact in the world. How do we shift the balance to create more love and kindness in the world? We show up for ourselves and each other. And with this project, the big picture of what LiveGlobally is trying to achieve is such a beautiful contribution to that scale and I was so happy to contribute my expertise and vision towards this project.

He is currently based in Raleigh, NC and works under JW Motion+Stills Inc.



ShaLeigh Dance Works will activate the art space with their traveling movement and light installation entitled Invocations as well as with a sneak peek of their upcoming world premier.

DJ Mat Alexander from Maydnew

MAYDNEW is the only triangle-area DJ and event planning company dedicated to the gay community. We know you deserve personal service with attention to every detail. Our entertainment is 100% catered to meet your individual needs, dreams and hopes.


Food by master chef, Chris McLaurin

A native North Carolinian, Chris was raised to appreciate simple food made with quality ingredients and lots of love. In 2010, He attended culinary school at L’Academie de Cuisine outside of Washington DC. Graduating first in his class, Chris worked at top DC restaurants, Komi and Little Serow, before moving to Durham in the Summer of 2013. A year at Rose's Meat Market and Sweet Shop as a pastry cook furthered his education and introduced him to the amazing community found in Durham. Most recently, Chris was the Executive Chef  at Laplace in Hillsborough. Aregular at the Farmers' Market, he enjoys cooking what's fresh and local. Outside of the kitchen, Chris is an avid runner and enjoys exploring Durham with his husband and their dog.

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Announcing our latest venture!

A new partnership with RobleSabana: They will be donating 10% of profits made from their US sales on 340g coffee bag.



ROBLESABANA are high quality specialty coffees from Costa Rica, sourced under Direct Trade. They personally select and obtain their coffees straight from the farm. They look for new flavors, processes and varieties that Costa Rican producers offer but are rarely accessible directly to consumers. www.roblesabanacoffee.com

Buy your first bag(s)…

international representives

Water for Living: Costa Rica


Trista Goforth

Founder & Director of Corcovado Kids

Trista is originally from North Carolina and has been volunteering with children in Drake, Costa Rica since she arrived, in February 2014. When Trista found Nina and LiveGlobally she instantly felt connected to their mission. Trista knew they were meant to collaborate together to help children. Motivated by Nina Be Trista founded an association called Corcovado Kids Center. Corcovado Kids is dedicated to creating educational opportunities which promotes self reliance and social responsibility locally and globally.

in gratitude,
the winter water gala crew

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2018 Silent Auction Items


Item 1- 5 Yoga Therapy Sessions with Nina Be

Item 2- In-Home Sound Bath with Singing Bowls with Nina Be

Item 3- MBCY RYT-200 Yoga Teacher Training

Item 4- MBCY RYT-300 Advanced Yoga Teacher Training

Item 5-Private Yoga / Yoga Therapy with Nina Be

Item 6- 1 year Unlimited Yoga Pass at Global Breath

Item 7- 4 Tickets and 4 Passes to Durham Bulls PNC Triangle Club and  Autographed Photo

Item 8- Private Chef, Chris McLaurin  Prepares dinner for up to 8 guests with wine pairing

Item 9- Residential Garden Master Plan by Merwyn Varnado Garden Design

Item 10- Burt’s Bees Gift Basket

Item 11- Fuss and Bother Salon services with Kristen Mack

Item 12- Handcrafted Yarn Sheep Sculpture

Item 13-  Handmade quilt “Fall Festival”. Inspired by the colors of a North Carolina Fall

Item 14- Cozy Winter Day-  Gift Certificates to: East Durham Bake Shop, Cocoa Cinnamon Coffee Shop, and Letters Book Shop

Item 15- Gift Basket from Other End of the Leash Pet Boutique

Item 16-  Original Art Piece

Item 17- 4 Full Access Passes to Lemur Center

Item 18- Gift Certificate to Indio Gift Shop

Item 19-  Oil on Canvas Paintings

Item 20- Pair of Hiking Boots and Soul Beneath Tee shirt, Female size 10

Item 21- IPad Air 4 and Cover Set

Item 22- DPAC Package-  2 Tickets to Rock of Ages with VIP parking and access to Johnson Lexus President’s Club Lounge, coupled with Gift Certificate to Counting House Restaurant at 21C Museum Hotel

Item 23- Antique Chinese Porcelain Lidded Jar

Item 24- Blown Glass Art Bowl

Item 25- Gift Certificate for 3 sessions of Reiki treatment series

Item 26-  Vietri Mouth Blown and Molded Glass Vase

Item 27- Taste of Durham Gift Certificates to: Lucky Delicatessen,  Blu Seafood, Toast, and Goorsha

Item 28 thru 31  Local Handcrafted Tabletop Water Fountain (2)(small)(1)medium(1)large

Item 32 - Caspari Christmas Paper Goods Collection

Item 33- Caspari Personalized Monogrammed Paper Napkins (100ct)

Item 34- Original Pastel Painting

Item 35- Beelove Necklace

Item 36-  Collection of Books from Regulator Book Store

Item 37- Empire Eats Restaurants Gift Basket

Item 38- African Basket

Item 39- Framed Photography Art

Item 40- AirBnB Asheville Weekend Mountain Retreat

Item 41- Durham Originals Gift Basket

Item 42- 3 Oil on Canvas African Paintings

Item 43- 3 Bottles of Wine from Vinotopia

Item 44- Gift Certificate to Federal

Item 45- Ceramic Vase by Aletha Soule`

Item 46- Durham Hotel overnight stay with gift certificate to Neomonde

Item 47- H20 Hair Salon and Spa Gift Certificate

Item 48- Local Artisan Dorcas Williams gift set of handmade jewelry

Item 49- Local Artisans Sacred Necklace

Item 50- Local Artisans Sacred Necklace

Item 51- Local Artisan Sacred Necklace

Item 52- Barnes Supply Co. Gift Certificate