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Shop: jewelry to support Voss Foundation!

Shop: jewelry to support Voss Foundation!

Norwegian and American jewelry designers alike have been inspired by Voss Foundation and our work providing access to clean water, sanitation, and hygiene as a means to enable community development and raising awareness of the ongoing need in the region. Camilla Prytz, Trine Ditlevsen, and Tanya Ross, in Oslo, and Karen Egren in New York […]

Karen Egren for Voss Foundation 2014

Karen Egren for Voss Foundation 2014

Karen Egren Jewelry has released two beautiful necklaces to benefit Voss Foundation, in celebration of World Water Day! 20% of sales from each pave drop necklace by the designer, a celebrity favorite, will be donated to Voss Foundation, supporting our work providing access to clean water, sanitation and hygiene as a means to enable community-driven […]

Art4Water at Art Basel Miami Beach

Art4Water at Art Basel Miami Beach

Friday, December 6th at the W Hotel South Beach, Art4Water, a party and art auction, will raise funds to benefit Voss Foundation. Inspired by the Just Around the Corner Art Auction Voss Foundation hosted in Norway in 2011, Art4Water was created independently by Voss Foundation supporters to transform the Art Basel Miami Beach art buying […]


Bonnie Young: 2013 WHW Tote Bag Designer

Bonnie Young: 2013 WHW Tote Bag Designer

This year’s Women Helping Women and African Bazaar tote bags will be designed by Women Helping Women New York committee member and fashion designer Bonnie Young. “I am thrilled to be on the committee of this year’s Voss Foundation Women Helping Women New York Luncheon,” Bonnie told us recently. “When I was first asked by […]

Shop Voss Foundation's African Bazaar in San Francisco on October 18th!

Shop Voss Foundation’s African Bazaar in San Francisco on October 18th!

beautiful. ethical. exotic. October 17th is the International Day for the Eradication of Poverty. On FRIDAY, OCTOBER 18th, you can do your part by shopping VOSS FOUNDATION’S AFRICAN BAZAAR 2-6PM 2383 UNION STREET SAN FRANCISCO Featuring curated artisan-made jewelry, accessories, home goods, and more from the Sub-Saharan African countries where Voss Foundation funds clean water […]

Get Ready To Shop at Women Helping Women 2013

Get Ready To Shop at Women Helping Women 2013

A myriad of beautiful, unusual, and useful items are on their way across the Atlantic and onto the shelves of Voss Foundation’s New York office. The African Bazaar, which debuted at our New York Women Helping Women Luncheon in 2011 as a way to share the same artisan-made goods that our staff would purchase from […]


Host Your Own African Bazaar Trunk Show!

Host Your Own African Bazaar Trunk Show!

Did you know you can host your own Voss Foundation African Bazaar trunk show, where you can showcase beautiful pieces handmade in Africa that raise funds for clean water projects? That’s just what one of our our longtime supporters and Women Helping Women New York committee members did this weekend! Maryli Karske invited friends to […]

Meet Anne Vilkati, a Swazi artisan!

Meet Anne Vilkati, a Swazi artisan!

Anne Vilkati works with Gone Rural, an artisan group in Swaziland with which Voss Foundation has partnered to provide access to clean water to its members and their communities. Our 2012 Women Helping Women clean water project funded the construction of 5 wells and 33 latrines in Ndinda and Ngoyiya, in the Middleveld region. Currently, […]

New African Bazaar items from Swaziland!

New African Bazaar items from Swaziland!

Need a great gift or a decorative accessory to liven up your home? Check out our new, handmade items from Swaziland! Our Program Assistant, Kathleen Yaworsky, visited our completed 2012 Women Helping Women project in Swaziland last month. While there, she toured the workshops of our local partners, Gone Rural boMake and Rosecraft, spoke with […]


"What water means to me," from a Kenyan student perspective

“What water means to me,” from a Kenyan student perspective

This picture was drawn by a student in the Samburu region of Kenya, in response to the question, “What does water mean to you?” It was sent to us by our local implementing partner, Milgis Trust. We love it because it shows how having a tap near your house and being connected to water is so […]

Holiday Giving from the African Bazaar

Holiday Giving from the African Bazaar

This holiday, give a gift that gives back. When you purchase an item from the African Bazaar, 100% of the proceeds go to Voss Foundation, to support our mission of providing access to clean water to communities in Sub-Saharan Africa. Voss Foundation water projects improve lives—through better health, education, economic growth and empowerment, in a […]

The Voss Foundation African Bazaar

The Voss Foundation African Bazaar

PREVIEW BAZAAR ITEMS AVAILABLE HERE! The Voss Foundation African Bazaar is a curated collection of artisan goods, crafted in the regions of Sub-Saharan Africa where Voss Foundation provides access to clean water to communities, helping individuals improve their own lives.It all started with our staff and volunteers who love to purchase local crafts when we […]


New Items for the African Bazaar!

New Items for the African Bazaar!

In anticipation of Voss Foundation’s 2nd annual Women Helping Women in Boston on June 20, we have acquired many exciting new items for a special debut at the event!  You can get a sneak preview here, but be sure to buy your tickets to the event to guarantee your first choice of fabulous jewelry and […]

Liberia Site Visit: May - June 2012

Liberia Site Visit: May – June 2012

Our Executive Director, Kara Gerson, just returned from Liberia, where she visited our completed project there, monitored our partner on the ground, FACE Africa, and scouted new sites. She also found time to make some friends and do a little shopping for our African Bazaar! We asked her to report back on the trip: Hi […]

Old Salem Farm Spring Horse Show 2012

Old Salem Farm Spring Horse Show 2012

Voss Foundation hosted a cocktail reception on Thursday, May 17 at Old Salem Farm Spring Horse Show.  The event was co-hosted by renowned trainer Frank Madden, who spoke about the importance of water and the need to recognize its worth. Executive Director Kara Gerson also spoke.  Guests enjoyed cocktails and hors d’oeuvres while shopping Voss […]


Photographer Braden Summers traveling with Voss Foundation and FACE Africa to Liberia!

Photographer Braden Summers traveling with Voss Foundation and FACE Africa to Liberia!

Voss Foundation is pleased to announce our newest artistic collaboration, with award-winning Paris- and New York-based photographer Braden Summers! Braden will be joining the executive directors of Voss Foundation and FACE Africa on a weeklong tour of Liberia to illustrate the impact of clean water in local communities. Voss Foundation completed its first project in […]

Just Around the Corner Art Auction:  Update!

Just Around the Corner Art Auction: Update!

We are thrilled that our art auction with Sotheby’s, held on May 22, 2011 at the Kistefos Museum outside Oslo, Norway raised $750,000 (NOK 4.2 million/£ 467,000) to improve the lives of people in Africa with access to clean water! In February 2012, representatives from Voss Foundation and donors from the art auction visited Urra, site of […]

WHW NY Luncheon 2011 Recap

WHW NY Luncheon 2011 Recap

Over 125 women came together for our second annual Women Helping Women New York Luncheon on November 2nd  at the 3 West Club at Rockefeller Center. Emmy-Award winning journalist and Executive Editor of Africa.com, Jacqueline Adams, served as Master of Ceremonies; while our 2010 WHW honoree Noella Coursaris could not attend, a representative from her […]


African Bazaar Now Open!

African Bazaar Now Open!

Our African Bazaar is now open online! Show you care with beautiful hand-crafted pieces directly from the regions in Africa where Voss Foundation is changing lives with access to clean water. In addition to the African Bazaar, the site offers other goods that support Voss Foundation. See a great write-up of our African Bazaar in the […]

Just Around the Corner Art Auction Raises $750,000

Just Around the Corner Art Auction Raises $750,000

We are thrilled to announce that our May 22nd art auction with Sotheby’s at the Kistefos Museum outside Oslo, Norway raised NOK 4.2 million (£ 467,000) to improve the lives of people in Africa with access to clean water! The Just Around the Corner Art Auction shattered an outrageous number of records. It was the […]

Old Salem Farms Spring Horse Show May 10-22

Old Salem Farms Spring Horse Show May 10-22

The Dogon will be on display at the Old Salem Farms Spring Horse Show in North Salem, New York thanks to our friends at VOSS water! The photographs, a limited-edition series taken by world-renowned photographer Stuart Franklin, will be featured in a gallery space in the Main Barn from May 10-22. The photographs will be […]


Just Around the Corner Art Auction: You're Invited!

Just Around the Corner Art Auction: You’re Invited!

    On the same day, the Kistefos Museet is inviting you to an Artist Talk with the world-renowned British artist, Marc Quinn. Check out the invitation!    

The Dogon at Arthur Ross Gallery at the University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia

The Dogon at Arthur Ross Gallery at the University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia

  On Thursday, November 4th, the Arthur Ross Gallery at the University of Pennsylvania in Philadelphia hosted the opening of The Dogon: Work, Women, and Water. The show will be on display at the Ivy League university through January 9th. In the photo above, Dejay Duckett and Lynn Marsden-Atlass of Arthur Ross Gallery, Danielle Jackson […]

The Dogon in the Hamptons

The Dogon in the Hamptons

Mark Borghi Fine Art 2426 Main Street Bridgehampton, NY Saturday, August 28th 6 – 9 pm Please join the Voss Foundation to celebrate the opening night of The Dogon exhibit at the Bridgehampton, NY location of renowned Mark Borghi Fine Art. 100% of proceeds of sales of The Dogon photographs go directly to the Voss […]