Total Raised at First-ever National Virtual Gala Approaching $1.2 Million

Since we cannot have in person events in our regions in 2020, we had our first-ever National Virtual Gala.

Thank you to our sponsors

The Duffey Family Foundation


Helene A. Houle



The John and Lisa Iberle Family
Mongini, Brunda and Settanni Families
Eileen and Dr. Jerry Perra



Julie and Pat Callahan
Kelly and Monty Corley
The Duerkop Family
Martha and Dave Fogler
The Kanter Family
Debbie and Pat McCormick
Kelly and Mike Meyer
Tim & Jessica Shanahan and Family

October 19, 2020

Each fall, NPH USA hosts events across the United States to raise funds for the homes, health services and educational programs of Nuestros Pequeños Hermanos (NPH, Spanish for “Our Little Brothers and Sisters”).

This year, due to safety concerns surrounding COVID-19, the organization moved its events online, hosting a single national virtual gala on October 17.

“While we had concerns about moving from our traditional in-person events, our supporters stepped up to the plate and made an amazing difference tonight. They participated in remarkable numbers and gave enthusiastically.” stated John Deinhart, President and CEO of NPH USA.

More than 1,100 people registered for the event which was broadcast on the Auction Harmony platform. A total approaching $1.2 million was raised on the evening, including over $120,000 from an online auction.

The program featured appearances by legendary sportscaster and NPH USA supporter Bob Costas, major league soccer player Andrew Farrell, and philanthropist and author Bill Cummings. Dental school student, Victor Amable de los Santos Jimenez, spoke about his life-changing experience being raised at the NPH home in the Dominican Republic. Clara Grove, who was raised at NPH Mexico, was the emcee and long-time supporter Glen Fladeboe served as auctioneer.

“NPH USA is overwhelmed by the generosity of our event sponsors, participants and donors from across the country and around the world,” said Deinhart. “We are extremely grateful for their support which helps provide thousands of children and families in nine countries with a safe home, nutritious meals, health services and education programs.”

In case you missed the National Virtual Gala, you can watch it now:

You can still donate!

Starting with basic needs and growing to community-wide services, your support empowers our children to take advantage of the opportunities that lie ahead. Your support will have a direct impact on caring for vulnerable children at NPH and breaking the cycle of poverty globally. You have the power to empower vulnerable children and make a difference in their lives!

About the Event


Clara Grove
Former Regional Board Member and NPH Mexico Pequeña


John Deinhart
President and CEO, NPH USA

Keynote Speaker

Victor Amable de los Santos Jimenez
University Pequeño, NPH Dominican Republic

Special Guests and Messages

Bob Costas
Sportscaster and NPH Supporter

Bill Cummings
Philanthropist and Author

Andrew Farrell
Major League Soccer Player

Related Information:
How Your Help Makes an Impact at NPH

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