2017 Brick by Brick Benefit



Welcome to our Brick by Brick Benefit page and thank you for showing interest in our cause.  

Location/Time – The benefit will take place on the evening of May 6 at Windows on Minnesota on the 50th floor of the IDS Center in downtown Minneapolis.

The benefit will be an evening of conversation, meeting new folks and fine cuisine.

  • 5:00 pm: Registration begins, Social Hour and Silent Auction
  • 7:00 pm: Welcome and Dinner
  • 8:00 pm: Program, Live Auction(view available items) and Direct Giving Moment
  • 9:00 pm: Closing remarks and Checkout

Why we would love your help

Our goal is to raise $40,000 or more for staff housing at the Brick by Brick Benefit. We would be honored by any support you could provide to the school, its teachers and most importantly our kids.

Change it Forward – Tanzania, a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization was created to support Magulilwa Area Secondary School which opened in January 2006.  Evaristo Sanga, of Change it Forward – Tanzania is from Magulilwa village, which you won’t find in Google maps – it is a few hours’ drive south of Iringa town, in South-Central Tanzania. There are very limited education opportunities in rural Tanzania beyond what we in America would call elementary school.  Evaristo was able to continue his education beyond that and come to America for a college degree. Since then he and Change it Forward – Tanzania are “paying it forward” by changing the lives of the children and their  families in Magulilwa and the surrounding area, and throughout Tanzania.

Now Change It Forward – Tanzania is looking to make the school even better for our students by attracting and retaining the best teachers. We can accomplish this by providing badly needed permanent staff housing at the school.  It is crucial that we provide housing, as it is the norm for secondary education facilities in Tanzania. A great school, after all, is driven by great teachers.   Currently we have only a very small number of housing spots for our Head Master and our teachers. In addition to helping with teacher retention, having teachers living at or near the school would also increase the school’s economic and educational commitment to the community.


See our Home Page for more on Change It Forward – Tanzania and http://www.changeitforwardtanzania.org/fundraising-mission-teachers-housing/ for more on the need for teacher housing.



Buy Tickets – $75

Sponsor the event – $250 to $5000

Donations – anything is appreciated!

Change It Forward Foundation- Tanzania
P.O. Box 24125 Edina, MN 55424

Change it Forward - Tanzania is a 501(c)(3) organization.