American Bazaar Philanthropy Dialogue and Dinner

October 14, 2017

Washington Plaza Hotel
10 Thomas Cir NW, Washington, DC 20005

Contact us

Anil Prayag
anil@americanbazaaronline.com.
301-343-7610

The American Bazaar Philanthropy Dialogue has emerged as the premier event in the nation’s capital focused on the sole topic of philanthropy and its latest trends. Convening the most important thought leaders, practitioners and donors under one roof, the Dialogue enables new avenues for philanthropy and has been deepening the philanthropic network in Washington, DC, and beyond.

The fourth edition of American Bazaar Philanthropy Dialogue and Dinner will be held at the Washington Plaza Hotel in Washington, DC, on Saturday, October 14, 2017. More than two-dozen nonprofits, including major philanthropy organizations such as the American India Foundation, Pratham and the Sehgal Foundation, and a number of prominent Indian American philanthropists will take part in the Dialogue.

The event will honor Indian American legal luminary and philanthropist Ajay Raju, founder of the Pamela + Ajay Raju Foundation. Raju, who serves as Chairman and CEO of the iconic Philadelphia law firm Dilworth Paxson, has been working to re-establish Philadelphia as a global force in policy, commerce and culture. The Germination project, one of the foundation’s signature initiatives, invests – in Raju’s own words – in finding “Philadelphia’s brightest [and] most driven young people, and cultivate their talent and energy as an investment in the city.”

The American Bazaar Philanthropy Dialogue has emerged as the premier event in the nation's capital focused on the sole topic of philanthropy and its latest trends. Convening the most important thought leaders, practitioners and donors under one roof, the Dialogue enables new avenues for philanthropy and has been deepening the philanthropic network in Washington, DC, and beyond. The fourth edition of American Bazaar Philanthropy Dialogue and Dinner will be held at the Washington Plaza Hotel in Washington, DC, on Saturday, October 14, 2017. More than two-dozen nonprofits, including major philanthropy organizations such as the American India Foundation, Pratham and the Sehgal Foundation, and a number of prominent Indian American philanthropists will take part in the Dialogue. The event will honor Indian American legal luminary and philanthropist Ajay Raju, founder of the Pamela + Ajay Raju Foundation. Raj – Chairman and CEO of the iconic Philadelphia law firm Dilworth Paxson – has been working to re-establishing Philadelphia as a global force in policy, commerce and culture. The Germination project, one of the foundation's signature initiatives, invests, in Raju's own words, in finding "Philadelphia’s brightest [and] most driven young people, and cultivate their talent and energy as an investment in the city."

The American Bazaar Philanthropy Dialogue has emerged as the premier event in the nation’s capital focused on the sole topic of philanthropy and its latest trends. Convening the most important thought leaders, practitioners and donors under one roof, the Dialogue enables new avenues for philanthropy and has been deepening the philanthropic network in Washington, DC, and beyond.

The fourth edition of American Bazaar Philanthropy Dialogue and Dinner will be held at the Washington Plaza Hotel in Washington, DC, on Saturday, October 14, 2017. More than two-dozen nonprofits, including major philanthropy organizations such as the American India Foundation, Pratham and the Sehgal Foundation, and a number of prominent Indian American philanthropists will take part in the Dialogue.

The event will honor Indian American legal luminary and philanthropist Ajay Raju, founder of the Pamela + Ajay Raju Foundation. Raj – Chairman and CEO of the iconic Philadelphia law firm Dilworth Paxson – has been working to re-establishing Philadelphia as a global force in policy, commerce and culture. The Germination project, one of the foundation’s signature initiatives, invests, in Raju’s own words, in finding “Philadelphia’s brightest [and] most driven young people, and cultivate their talent and energy as an investment in the city.”

  • Stakeholders, leaders, and employees of organizations that focus on philanthropic work in South Asia;
  • Individuals who wish to learn more specifically how to achieve positive socio-economic change in India;
  • Philanthropy professionals who intend to pursue social work on an international scale; and
  • Those who wish to donate to significant causes on the Indian subcontinent.

Speakers

Agenda


4:30 pm - 5:15 pm

PANEL 1: Corporate philanthropy: Why is India a good destination for smart philanthropy and not old-fashioned charity?

How to frame the pitch to American firms, supporting causes in India?
MODERATOR:
Brajesh Upadhyay
, BBC, Washington, DC
PANELISTS:
Angelina Klouthis, Executive Director, Vicente Ferrer Foundation USA
Jane Schukoske, Consultant and former CEO, SM Sehgal Foundation
Puneet Ahluwalia, Representative, Sulabh International

5:15 pm - 5:30 pm

Tending the backyard: Engaging within the South Asian American community in the United States -- Examples

How Indian American philanthropists are enabling change in America, both within the community and outside.

5:30 pm - 6:15 pm

PANEL 2: How to navigate the ever-changing landscape of philanthropy in India

The socio-political and regulatory realities can be confusing and tough to navigate without the proper understanding and perspective. What are good practices?
PANELISTS:
Jay Sehgal, Trustee, Sehgal Foundation
Alex Counts, President & CEO, American India Foundation

6:15 pm - 6:25 pm

FOUNDATION FOCUS

Presentation by Pranav Desai, Founder, Voice Of SAP

6:25 pm - 7:00 pm

NETWORKING TIME

7:00 pm - 7:05 pm

WELCOME REMARKS

Venky Raghavendra, Vice President, Safe Water Network; Advisor, National Skills Development Corporation, Government of India

7:05 pm - 7:15 pm

PLENARY REMARKS

Frank Islam, Founder, Frank Islam and Debbie Driesman Foundation

7:15 pm - 7:30 pm

KEYNOTE

Navneet Chugh, Member of the Board of Directors, Pratham USA; Founder, Chug LLP

7:35 pm - 7:40 pm

INTRODUCTION OF THE HONOREE

By Larry Platt, Editor, The Philadelphia Citizen

7:40 pm - 8:00 pm

FIRESIDE CHAT WITH Ajay Raju, Founder, Pamela + Ajay Raju Foundation

MODERATOR: Larry Platt, Editor, The Philadelphia Citizen

8:00 pm - 9:00 pm

PHILANTHROPY AWARD & DINNER

Venue

Washington Plaza Hotel

10 Thomas Cir NW, Washington, DC 20005

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