The Event

Please join the Sumba Foundation family for the Third Annual Sumba Foundation New York Fundraiser on Saturday, October 19th, 2013. We welcome you to celebrate the foundation’s 12th  year of service and enjoy a beautiful October evening at the Stephan Weiss Studio in Manhattan.

The evening begins with cocktails, wonderful hors d’oeuvres, and a silent auction through BidPal. A sit down dinner is followed by a live auction, along with dancing and music provided by a local DJ.

Event hosted by: Petra and Claude Graves, Sean Downs, Terry and Nancy Simms, and J Chris Burch. With a special thanks to Nihiwatu for their generous support of the Sumba Foundation.

For the latest event updates & notices, check the Event Schedule.

Live & Silent Auctions
Help us exceed last year's fundraising goal of $250,000 to support the Sumba Foundation's humanitarian aid programs. These programs include: work to eradicate malaria, clean water, health, and education. You can be a part of making a dramatic difference in the lives of the Sumbanese people. 
Make your contributions towards our fundraising goal by contributing to Fund a Need, or bidding on an incredible array of auction items including:
-Luxury vacation homes
-Artwork, surf photos & surfboards
-Exquisite jewelry
-Authentic Sumba ikat & artifacts
-And much more...

If you would like to donate, please fill out this form.


Purchase Tickets
Tickets are available at $225 per person and limited to the first 250 guests. Additionally, there are also tables of 10 available at the discounted rate of $2000. Click here for tickets through BidPal.

Tickets will be available for purchase shortly.

If you would like to donate an item for auction you may do so at this page, or Contact Us directly.

Can't attend, but would still like to help? Patron tickets are also available at $400, which will buy treated mosquito nets for 60 people in Sumba. 

Learn more about The Sumba Foundation: its aid projects, impact over the last 10 years, biggest areas of need, and how to donate.