Join our Host Committee for the Maya’s Hope Lotus Ball 2018!


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Would you like to join Maya’s Hope Annual Gala Host Committee?

Every year, Maya’s Hope throws its Annual Gala to celebrate the cutie pies of Maya’s Hope and to raise funds to support them.

We are looking for amazing and exceptional individuals to join our Host Committee for the Maya’s Hope Lotus Ball on Friday, October 26, 2018 at 583 Park Avenue.

This will be the 7th Annual Gala for Maya’s Hope. You can help us reach this year’s fundraising goal of $300,000!

Maya’s Hope improves the quality of life of disadvantaged, orphaned and extremely impoverished children around the world.

We are looking for individuals for our Host Committee from a wide array of backgrounds including law, medicine, entrepreneurship, real estate, finance, etc., as well as those who just want to make a difference!

Why should you want to be a Host Committee Member?

–Networking with accomplished, interesting committee members—people like you!

–Attending exclusive events—not only the Gala, but concerts, mixers, karaoke, and more!

–Making friend—your fellow host committee members are great people, after all!

–Having fun—our Gala and other fundraising events are a blast!

–Helping our cutie pies—and isn’t that what it is all about?

Here’s what is required:

–Purchase your Gala ticket upon being accepted and joining the committee ($350.00)

–Attend and participate in a majority of Host Committee Meetings

In-person participation is assumed although a conference call option will be available for those with special circumstances or last-minute scheduling issues.


Commit to raising a minimum of $4,000 for the Gala through sponsorships, ticket sales, and auction items with the goal of securing at least one sponsor and one auction item.

(Auction item needs include exotic vacation destinations, airfare, unique experiences such as celebrity chef-hosted house parties, rounds of golf, exclusive tickets to sporting or arts event, etc.)


–Solicit Gala sponsorships from at least five companies

–Solicit in-kind donations such as graphic design and photography services at discounted printing,

–Hand address and personalize invitations to the Gala to at least 15 individuals from your personal network.

–Be an Ambassador for Maya’s Hope

–Exemplify integrity and show respect to all volunteers, members of the committee and board, and humankind

If you meet these criteria, please email maya@mayashope.org and you will be asked to meet with our Gala chairs. If selected, you will be part of an extraordinary event which directly impacts the lives of the children we serve.

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Simon Brandon (Host), Maya Crauderueff (Founder), and Julia Maksimova (Gala Chair)

Here are Photos from 2017 Gala:


We understand that not everyone has the time and resources to meet these expectations but may still have a desire to help. To this end, there are other volunteer opportunities available for those individuals who are unable to commit to the full list of tasks outlined above.

Thank you for your willingness to make a huge difference in the lives of the children we support at Maya’s Hope!

Here is a video from our 2017 Gala: