The actor from The Vampire Diaries, Lost and V-Wars the actress from the hit Twilight Saga will join you for a private dinner in New York City on Saturday, October 13, 2018.

Connecther is excited to announce a special contest for our donors. Help us raise funds for two worthy causes, Connecther and the Ian Somerhalder Foundation. The top five fundraisers will be treated to a dinner, along with one guest, with our favorite actors, activists and environmental leaders (must raise a minimum of $2,500 to win). Winners will also receive a photo with Ian & Nikki!


  • 1 Go to:
  • 2 Click 'FUNDRAISERS' in the navigation under the Connecther cover picture (or sidebar). (NEXT TO HOME)
  • 3 Click the "Raise Money" button and enter the $ amount that you'd like to raise. Please include Connecther and ISF in your fundraising title or description.
  • 4 Enter end time of August 27, 2018 at 11:59 PM CST. START NOW!


  •   Timeline/deadline for contest:
    Start time: Anytime after August 1, 2018
    End time: August 27, 11:59 pm CST
  •   Dinner date:
    Saturday, October 13, 2018, in New York City, NY
  •   Dinner time and location:
    To Be Announced

Must be 18 years or older to win. Up to 5 winners (who were the top fundraisers and have raised at leased $2,500) and their guest will be seated at dinner with Ian and Nikki as well as have the opportunity to take individual and group photos with them. Upon request, winners outside of New York and vicinity who raise $5,000 or more will receive reasonable reimbursement for travel expenses (guest of winner is responsible for own travel). The winners will be announced on or before September 1, 2018. Attendees must be 13 or older and accompanied by a parent or legal guardian. Offline donations for this contest (donations by check or via the Connecther website) under $500 will not be accepted. Offline donations to any fundraiser of $500 or more will be made aware to all participants at least 24 hours prior to the contest deadline. Connecther and ISF staff not eligible to participate in fundraiser.

Connecther is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit that crowdfunds to invest in leaders who are creating sustainable impact in their local communities. Our Girls at the World Film Festival provides a platform for youth to tell their stories about critical issues facing women and girls globally Connecther,