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The Unstoppable Gala was a Huge Success!

During this one special night…

We launched a global movement
Over 100 people pledged to start a campaign
More than 500 guests attended
Nearly $400,000 raised
Bringing education to more than 1,000 children

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In addition, we heard from Oprah’s favorite guest, the inspiring Tererai Trent, and honored her with our first annual Unstoppable Achievement Award. Tererai’s life embodies why we do this work and what an education makes possible for every child.

We also announced our latest global initiative, Every major social change throughout history happened because of people like you and me who cared enough to do something about it. is our stake in the ground to ignite a social movement to educate every child! is a place where you as an individual or a group can take a stand for these children by starting your own fundraising campaign. We’ve made it really easy for you to turn your birthday, holiday, graduation or any day into a fundraiser and invite your friends, family and colleagues to donate money in lieu of a gift and bring education to vulnerable children in need around the world

We were excited that over 100 people pledged to start their own online fundraising campaigns this year and help a child lift themselves out of extreme poverty through an education.

UPDATE: In an effort to make the platform as easy and intuitive as possible, our team is working on a 2.0 version of the site.

These changes should be implemented within 45 days and when they’re complete, we’ll let you know so you can start your campaign.

In the meantime, pledge your birthday or any occasion now by sending us an email. In the body of the message, type your name and the date that you want to fundraise for education. We’ll send you a reminder 30 days prior to that date and guide you through a step-by-step process to create your own campaign.

Thanks again for attending the GALA. I’ll be sending you inspiring segments from the event over the next two months that you can relive and share with your friends.

Be sure and mark your calendars now for the next Unstoppable Gala on March 15, 2014.

Thank you again for standing with the Unstoppable Foundation as we work toward the goal of making sure every child has “A Right to Learn.”

With unstoppable love and gratitude,

Cynthia Kersey Gala Photos

Cynthia Kersey

2013 Honorary Chairs

Honorary Chairs Rev Michael Beckwith, Bob Proctor and Jack Canfield with Cynthia Kersey at the Unstoppable Gala 2013
Honorary Chairs Rev. Michael Beckwith, Bob Proctor and Jack Canfield
with Cynthia Kersey at the Unstoppable Gala 2013

Unstoppable Achievement Award Honoree

Tererai Trent,
Oprah's "All Time" Favorite Guest

Tererai TrentTererai Trent first touched the hearts of millions in an appearance on “The Oprah Winfrey Show.” In this show, which aired in 2009, she shared her personal story and her passion for education.

In May of 2011, she was named by Oprah Winfrey as her favorite guest of all time. The honor came with a special gift — a $1.5 million donation from the Oprah Winfrey Foundation to rebuild the Matau Primary School in Tererai’s home village and improve learning for nearly 4,000 children in nearby communities.

Tererai Trent was born to an impoverished family in a remote village in Matau, Zimbabwe. Made to herd cattle instead of going to school, she was largely self-taught in her early years. At age 11, she was married and after a few years, was a mother of five children.

“Tererai says that education is the pathway to progress and the
gateway out of poverty. She should know. Dr. Tererai Trent is
living proof of the promise and potential of education —
and the power of a dream.”

- Oprah Winfrey

Armed with the inspiration from a relief worker who visited her village and a big dream, Tererai made her way to the United States in 1998. Nearly 15 years later, Tererai has received her bachelor’s, master’s and doctorate degrees.

While she achieved her own aspirations, Tererai never forgot the children in her village. Her new dream was to rebuild the Matau Primary School, a school that was literally falling apart. Now, Tererai is seeing that dream come true.

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With Special Thanks

Event Partners

Coast to Coast Productions
Chrystie Martinez
Donna Donato
Go West Creative
Karee Maxsom
Karen Sorbo, Auctioneer
Linda Cain, Events
Lisa Benavidez
Lisa Schneiderman PR
Richard Greninger


Unstoppable GALA Team

Cynthia Kersey
Connie Viveros
Linda Tommela
Jacqueline Hadden
Carma Spence
Rachelle Fender
Elizabeth Estrada
Sarah Nisse



Agape Children’s Choir
David Neal, Guitarist
Diane Sotelo, DJ
The Drum Cafe
Faith Hahn, Vocalist
Lynn Rose, Vocalist

Special thanks to:

Mark Vieha
Thomas Baylor

Gift Bag Sponsors

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Karen Nowicki, Synergy Queen
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Live Auction Donors

Dave Austin, Extreme Focus
Dyan Cannon
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Gary & Sharon Lessing
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Starr Sargenti
Harmony Photography
Jeff Fasano
Susan Weininger

Special thanks to our Unstoppable advocates:

Barnett Bain
Blaine Bartlett
Bob Proctor
Connie Viveros


Eva Haller
Jacqueline Hadden
Kathy Eldon
Mary Morrissey


Rinaldo & Lalla Brutoco
Robin Fischette
Sam Horn
Sandy Gallagher

A very special thanks to our in-country partners for their tireless dedication
and partnership in the mission to bring education to every child.

Craig Kieburger and Cynthia Kersey  

Craig Kielburger, Free the Children
Vivian Glyck, Just Like My Child

  Vivian Glyck and Cynthia Kersey

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