The Do-Gooders’ Billion Dollar Club

The Do-Gooders’ Billion Dollar Club

CELEBRITIES AND GLAMOUR—IN THE SERVICE OF PHILANTHROPY. Who says charitable causes have to be Spartan and boring? Fabulous locations; iconic keynote speakers; high-profile guests; fancy silent auctions; and cuisine from celebrated chefs—that’s life in the gala fundraiser circuit in the U.S.—where you can actually feel good about social climbing and celebrity chasing. These are just some of the hallmarks of the charitable galas many charities are increasingly adopting, capitalizing on the affluence of the Indian-American community as a means to give back to society, especially to underprivileged communities in India and the USA. You could call these initiatives the Do-Gooders’ Billion Dollar Club. Here’s an up-close look at how the rich and famous are banding together for the benefit of the poor and afflicted, and a look at American India Foundation (AIF), Pratham, Akshaya Patra Foundation, Share and Care, Children’s Hope India, and more. Read more »

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