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Lotus Festival: Celebrating Desai Foundation's 20th Anniversary

Thulasi Sivalingam

Lotus Festival returns this year to the awe-inspiring Collings Foundation Estate in Stow, MA. Celebrate the Desai Foundation's 20-Year Anniversary in this private hangar showcasing rare automobiles, aircraft & military vehicles. 

After exploring the grounds, you will be seated for a formal dinner emcee'd by WCVB NewsCenter 5's Karen Anderson, entertainment & a live auction benefiting the Desai Foundation. 

Speaking at the event is the acclaimed Nilofer Merchant. Nilofer Merchant is the author of 3 books and is ranked by Thinkers50 as one of the world's leading thinkers. She has personally launched more than 100 products, netting $18B in sales, has worked for companies ranging from Apple to Autodesk and advises many others. Her TED Talk "Sitting Is the Smoking of Our Generation," is in the top 10 percent of TED's most viewed talks.

This event will support the Desai Foundation's vocational programs for rural women in Gujarat. The Desai Foundation offers sewing classes, computer classes, sanitary napkin making and sales programs, along with many other vocational programs to ensure that every rural woman has the opportunity to dream beyond her circumstances.


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