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AIF 7th Annual New England Gala Will Benefit India's Unemployed Youth




Date: Saturday, November 23rd

Time: 6.30pm – 10pm

Location: Renaissance Boston Waterfront Hotel. 606 Congress Street- Boston, MA 

On November 23rd, the American India Foundation (AIF) will be holding its 7th Annual New England Gala at the Renaissance Boston Waterfront Hotel. The event is expected to have over 400 successful professionals and philanthropists from around the region in attendance. All proceeds will go towards supporting the Market Aligned Skills Training (MAST) program, an AIF initiative that has provided over 105,741 disadvantaged unemployed young people with the skills necessary to succeed in India’s high growth industries.

This year, AIF will honor Scott Sperling, Co-President of Thomas H. Lee Partners, for his inspiring dedication to philanthropy and community wellbeing. Through his family foundation and other channels, Mr. Sperling has actively invested in the social service sector, with an emphasis on education and development. His leadership in charitable giving serves as an encouraging example, and deserves commendation. 

Giving is a blessing and we feel blessed to be able give back. AIF provides us the platform to contribute for causes we care about.”  - Vivek and Vandana Sharma, Gala Chair

 The gala, emceed by comedian Anish Shah, will showcase AIF’s MAST program through a video and brief presentation. Guests will have numerous opportunities to contribute to AIF’s work throughout the evening, including a live art auction featuring emerging Indian artists, as well as a pledge drive to support MAST. The evening will also feature entertainment by one of Israel's most distinguished singer-songwriters and recording stars, Shye Ben Sur and the Rajastani Gypsies.

Seating is limited. Read more or purchase tickets here.

Founded in 2001 at the initiative of President Bill Clinton, The American India Foundation is committed to catalyzing social and economic change in India and building a lasting bridge between the United States and India through high-impact interventions in education, livelihoods, public health, and leadership development. AIF has impacted the lives of more than 1.9 million of India’s poor and aims to reach 5 million by 2018. Learn more at www.AIF.org. President Bill Clinton serves as Honorary Chair and Nobel Laureate Professor Amartya Sen Chairs the Advisory Council.



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