XII Gala NY, Sept. 18, 2014

Over 500 people from the business, media, academic, diplomatic and artistic communities gathered to support BrazilFoundation’s mission of supporting ideas and actions that transform Brazil. This year the gala was themed “Celebrating Women”, and focused on advancing women’s rights in Brazil with the launch of a new Women’s Fund.

BrazilFoundation paid tribute to three women leading significant social projects in Brazil. The honorees include Anália Timbo of Vidança, who for 33 years has developed opportunities through cultural and educational activities in Fortaleza, Ceará, Brigitte Louchez of Barraca da Amizade, who has combated sexual exploitation of girls and adolescents for 20 years, also in Fortaleza; andMaria de Lourdes Braz of Casa Santa Ana, who created a methodology to care for seniors in Cidade de Deus (City of God) in Rio de Janeiro.


Founder of Vidança

Anália Timbó

For 33 years has provided opportunity through cultural and educational activities in the Vila Velha neighborhood in Fortaleza, Ceará.

Founder of Casa de Santa Ana

Maria de Lourdes Braz Vieira

Pioneered innovative methods of caring for the elderly, including inter-generational approaches, in the City of God neighborhood in Rio de Janeiro.

Coordinator at Barraca da Amizade

Brigitte Louchez

20 years leading the organization in combatting the sexual exploitation of girls and adolescents in Fortaleza, Ceará.


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