On March 6, 2020, Upaya Social Ventures will celebrate the generosity of our donors at the 5th annual Upaya Gala. Join us for a festive evening of cocktails, dinner, live and silent auction, and the opportunity to create life-changing jobs through your generosity.

Friday March 6th, 2019 at 6:30pm

The Westin Bellevue
600 Bellevue Way NE, Bellevue, WA 98004

$150 per person
$1,250 per 10-person table

Registration will open in December

Sponsor The Gala

Interested in sponsoring the Upaya Gala or hosting a table of your friends or colleagues? Click here for sponsorship information and benefits.

Volunteer Opportunities

We’re looking for driven, creative individuals to help make our gala a success! If you would like to join the planning committee, or volunteer on the day of the event, please contact Heather Targosz at hsoehn@upayasv.org.

About Upaya

Upaya Social Ventures is a nonprofit organization working to end extreme poverty through job creation. Upaya creates dignified jobs and self-reliance for people in need by supporting early-stage entrepreneurs who are building businesses in marginalized communities and employing the poorest of the poor. As our partner companies grow, our investment is returned to us, allowing us to invest in the next job-creating company. More jobs are created and entire communities thrive.


our vision

We envision a world where everyone has the opportunity to earn a dignified living and pursue their dreams.

our mission

We create dignified jobs for the poorest of the poor by building scalable businesses with investment and consulting support.

Contact Us

For questions about the Upaya Gala, please contact Heather Targosz at hsoehn@upayasv.org.