The continued, global economic challenges presented in 2009 gave Give to Colombia an opportunity to strengthen our focus and heighten our impact on our core areas of development: Education, Health and Economic Development. When we were needed the most – to build bridges and foster collaborative relationships between international donors and expert Colombian NGOs in this challenging environment – we were able to step up to the plate and launch ten new projects in 2009, pilot and replicate our co-financing partnership with Colombia’s Presidential Agency for Social Action and International Collaboration, and successfully hold our third annual benefit gala, Be-Live. In other words, G2C had a dynamic and impactful 2009, once again demonstrating the value and effectiveness of our model.