2014 AWC Gala

AWC Hearts and Minds Gala Recipiants receive donations from AWC


We exceeded our Gala goals of €43,500 by quite a bit. Each group received 18.000,00 Euros from the AWC. Great jobs AWC ladies, supporters, volunteers and sponsors. Thank you for your help to exceed our goal!

Lighthouse Special Education is the only school of its kind in the Netherlands. It serves the community by educating English speaking children with moderate to severe special needs, particularly autism related disorders.

Special Education…

Our goal is to improve the Lighthouse environment by equipping the school with a scientifically proven “Snoezelen Room” (controlled multisensory environment) at a cost of €13.500.

What can help?

There isn’t a sound sweeter than a child’s laugh! And that’s what Laat Ze Maar Lachen, or “Let Them Laugh,” does for the most vulnerable children, those living below the poverty line, in the Netherlands.

…Special Recreation…
Help us provide a year’s worth of outings for children in the six cities in the Netherlands served by Laat Ze Maar Lachen. The cost is approximately €12.000 – €14.000.

We all need a helping hand at some time, and for children with disabilities that helping hand might actually be a furry paw.

…Special Therapeutic Friends
With your assistance, the AWC would like to sponsor a Hulphond Nederlands therapy dog to work with as many as 300 children during the course of its working career.

The cost is €17.000 for training and €4.000 for the dog’s aftercare.

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Diamond Sponsor

Hilton The Hague

Platinum Sponsors




Gold Sponsors



ARTANA Art Gallery

Marcel Vermeulen Jewellry

Mauritshuis Museum

Marionne Ernst Art

Individuals: Paul and Sara Crabtree, Frank and Johanna Dishongh, Haim and Linda Divon, Frits Wester

Silver Sponsors