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The 2nd American Bazaar Philanthropy Dialogue, scheduled to be held in Washington, DC, on October 10, 2015, will once again bring under one roof various stakeholders and leaders from the Indian American philanthropic community and philanthropic Indophiles to brainstorm giving in both the United States and India.
How to maximize the community’s philanthropic potential is the theme of this year’s Dialogue. Indian Americans are the most affluent ethnic group in the United States, leading all other communities in household income. Yet, when it comes to giving, so far they have punched far below their weights. Annually, Americans give more than $300 billion for charitable causes, of which the share of Indian Americans, who make up 1% of the US population, is negligible.
For the first time, the Dialogue will honor contributions of an Indian American philanthropic pioneer. The honoree will be selected by The American Bazaar, in consultation with our partners.
Held in Washington on October 18, 2014, the first American Bazaar Philanthropy Dialogue and the accompanying Philanthropy Lecture, which was delivered by Indian American philanthropy pioneer Desh Deshpande, were a huge success. Fifteen prominent philanthropists and top executives of philanthropic organizations from around the country spoke at the event, including Ajay Kela of the Wadhwani Foundation and Ranvir Trehan, Chairman of the Trehan Foundation and member of the board of directors of CARE.
This year’s Dialogue will build upon the success of the first edition. Like last year, we are partnering with a number of prominent philanthropic groups and foundations. We expect an audience of 250, among them philanthropic leaders and other experts from the field, top US and Indian government officials in Washington and prominent members of the Indian American community.
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