Category Archives: Events

Christmas For Breakfast Fundraiser Event – Nov. 2016


As you know, Bridging Hope has been collaborating with Christmas For Breakfast (C4B) to improve the lives of women and children in Viet Nam.  This year,  C4B is putting on an annual fundraiser event in November.  Please check out the post below for more information of how to participate and to make a donation. Thank you!  Hope to see  you there.

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Bridging Hope’s 9th Annual Art & Vietnamese Cultural Fundraiser Event


We are happy to announce that Bridging Hope’s 9th Annual Art & Vietnamese Cultural Fundraiser Event is coming up.   We invite you to join us this energetic and wonderful event.



Below are several ways to can help us.  Please select one of the following.


NOTE:  If you are unable to become a sponsor at this time, please come to the event and make a donation of $50.00 donation for each participant.   To donate and RSVP for this event please click the button below and write down the TOTAL.

Your donation will enable us to help the women and children of these programs:


East Meets West Fashion Show – 2015 Fundraiser Event

One of the highlights Bridging Hope’s Art & Vietnamese Cultural Event fundraiser on Saturday, October 3, 2015 at 6:00 pm, is the “East Meets West Fashion Show!” Besides our art, dinner and auction, this year we have added a unique fashion show that integrates Vietnamese merchandize into western fashion. Carol Engel-Enrigh, Director of Design and Merchandize Department at Colorado State University (CSU), has been inviting fashion designers to participate in this show … and their commitment and support has been wonderful! We now have six outstanding fashion designers with ten outfits. Please plan on joining us for this exciting event on Saturday, October 3, 2015 at 6:00 pm.

Bridging Hope’s 8th Annual Art and Vietnamese Cultural Fundraising Event – October 3rd, 2015

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No ticket will be issued, there will be a RSVP guest list at the event!

Former Denver Bronco Reggie Rivers invites you to the 8th Annual Art & Vietnamese Culture Fundraiser for Bridging Hope. The event will be held on Saturday, Oct. 3rd.

Teresa Mai will be performing for us at the event. Please enjoy these videos of her from past performances.

We are excited to line up a live performance of recording artist Teresa Mai (aka Sangeeta Kaur), a Vietnamese American trained opera singer at our Fall Fundraiser this year! Teresa is Miss Los Angeles 2011 and a co-founder of the Awakening the Heart Productions. She has also recently appeared on Paris By Night 114, “Tôi Là Người Việt Nam!” Don’t miss the chance to experience this sensational voice and meeting this impressive lady! RSVP with us now!

The Friday Experience: Sen Nguyen and Bridging Hope Gallery

Artistic expressions can blossom from a small bud into an impressive colorful orchid, or come to those as simply as the daily sunrise, yet each sunrise is a work of art. Such is the case with Sen Nguyen, artist and founder of Bridging Hope Gallery located on Tennyson Street.

“I remember the expression one of the art teachers used to say while I was an art student, “A day in the studio is better than a thousand days else where”, smiles Sen. “I can relate to his expression. To be able to sit in front of a canvas and allow it to lead me, is the most rewarding. Or to be in a darkroom and see the images emerge is so “Zen-filled”.

This First Friday Bridging Hope Gallery showcases not only Sen’s artwork but also celebrates the work of local women artists with Women, Wine & Art. Artists in attendance are Gwen Laine, Linda Hall, Paulina Royball, Paula Lee, Lexix Krieg, Christa Leigh, Sen, and myself, Wendy L. Pitton R.  This is an amazing show, with mediums ranging in unique quilting, oil, photography, jewelry and mixed media. Bridging Hope Gallery is located at 4309 Tennyson Street in Denver; reception is 6pm – 10pm, Friday, May 3rd. Show runs through May 31st.

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Bridging Hope Nonprofit Honors Anh “Joseph” Cao at Oct. 6 Event

Denver-based Bridging Hope, a Franciscan-founded nonprofit helping needy women and children in Viet Nam, is honoring Anh “Joseph” Cao as its “Ambassador of Hope” at its 5th Annual Art and Vietnames Cultural Fundraiser Event Oct. 6.

Cao, the only Vietnamese American elected to the U.S. Congress (2009-11), fled Saigon in 1975 at age 8 along with a brother and sisters. His mother stayed behind awaiting the releasese from prison of their father, a South Vietnamese officer imprisoned at the end of the war. It was 1991 before the family was re-united in Houston, Texas.

By then Cao had completed a degree in physics at Baylor University. He completed a master’s degree in philosophy at Fordham University and taught philosophy at Loyola University in New Orleans while studying for his law degree. There he met and married Hieu Phuong “Kate” Hoang. They have two daughters.

Click here to read the article on the Denver Post