2022 S.O.S. Gala 2022-11-15T21:59:07+00:00



The 16th Annual South of the Sahara Gala
Presented by Sonic Automotive and EchoPark Automotive

Saturday, November 19, 2022   –   7:00pm   –   Byron’s South End in Charlotte, NC

What began as an appeal to family and friends to help place orphaned and vulnerable triplets in school in 2004 quickly grew into TFFT, an organization passionately committed to investing in children through the power of education. To date, we have supported over 150 students with direct access to quality education and trained over 2,000 teachers, impacting over 150,000 students. The same hope that guided us in 2004 fuels us today as we aim to create a more equitable world for orphan and vulnerable children across Tanzania.

The biggest event of our year, the South of the Sahara Gala, is a celebration of the progress of TFFT scholars and your efforts in securing quality education and emotional support so they can reach their full potential, thrive in their communities, and contribute in meaningful ways. This celebration is always the biggest and most successful fundraising event of TFFT’s year. Please join us for this year’s event, Futures in the Making, and be a part of an evening that helps transform the world into one where each individual has the power to shape her or his future.

We are eager to celebrate with our TFFT family this year on November 19th, 2022 at Byron’s South End in Charlotte, North Carolina.


View the opportunities for our corporate sponsors here & individual ticket options here.

Can’t attend but still want to make an impact? Donate here!

Thank you to our amazing event sponsors!

EchoPark Automotive

Sonic Automotive

H/K/B Cosmetic Surgery

Redan Advisors