Events We've Loved



Through special events, Schools for Salone shares information about Sierra Leone life and culture, and raises awareness about the state of education in this poorest of nations, the plight of it’s children, their futures and the future of the country.  These events help us raise funds to build schools, provide safe drinking water, support and train teachers, and send books to many schools in far up country rural areas.

If you would like to sponsor an event to help Schools for Salone, contact Cindy Nofziger.

Here are some of our favorite events from past years:

6th Annual Schools for Salone Anniversary Dinner



We had a wonderful time on October 6, 2016 as we celebrated our 11th anniversary. The community of generosity and hope that saturated the evening was truly humbling. Thanks to our incredible guests, we raised over $100,000. Click here to see photos!

5th Annual Schools for Salone Anniversary Dinner


Our 5th Annual Schools for Salone Anniversary Dinner was a huge success.  We raised over $85,000 for children in Sierra Leone.  View pictures from the memorable event here!

Click here for photos of the 4th Annual Seattle Anniversary Dinner 


Our 5th Annual Benefit for Schools for Salone event was held at El Rio in San Francisco on June 19th, 2014. It was attended by over 300 people including Executive Director Cindy Nofziger and former board chair Bob Heavner. The festive event was filled with dancing from live music provided by PMS with Tom Jonesing, and Pangea Futbol Club. There were also raffle drawings, a silent auction, and sumptuous African food provided by Bissap Baobab. In all, the event raised over $12,000.





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Chivas USA Schools for Salone Night May 31, 2014

Proceeds from ticket sales contributed to Philadelphia Mid-fielder Mike Lahoud‘s efforts to raise funds to build a school in Sierra Leone.

The 3rd Annual Seattle Anniversary Dinner for Schools for Salone, October 26th, 2013
We celebrated the past year of our work to support education in Sierra Leone. Our dinner gala, hosted by Margaret Larson from KING 5 TV as Emcee, featured a Key Note speech from the Seattle Sounders’ Steve Zakuani. Chateau Ste. Michelle and Idle Cellars provided complimentary wine, Fran’s Chocolates provided some delicious treats, and we held a raffle for a week at a vacation house at the Sea Ranch in California. Other sponsors for the event include the Schultz Family Foundation and RPI Print.

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The Schools for Salone 5th Annual Benefit event raised over $7,500 to support education in Sierra Leone!

July 20, 2013 at El Rio, San Francisco, California

The Schools for Salone Second Annual Seattle Anniversary Dinner on November 17, 2012, was a huge success thanks to the support of the Seattle community and our sponsors. The evening kicked off at the Hall at Fauntlery, a former schoolhouse in West Seattle.

It featured inspirational music, speakers and fine food and wine, all to support building schools and training teachers in Sierra Leone. Margaret Larson of “New Day Northwest” of King 5 TV was the moderator. Special Guest Black Nature of the Sierra Leone Refugee All Stars Band sang.

Funds in excess of $70,000 were raised, thanks to the support of guests and the generous matching contributions of the Sherry Schultz from the Schultz Family Foundation.

Thank you for a wonderful evening and for supporting education in Sierra Leone!

Jon Bayley and Dr. Dan Kamara

Many thanks to our wonderful sponsors: