Rajesh Kurup a finalist for UPS global community service award
Just in the past year, Rajesh Kurup and his family have been involved as volunteers with PAWS Atlanta, Trees Atlanta, Cavaliers Care, the Atlanta Children’s Shelter, Autrey Mills Park, Piedmont Park and the Breast Cancer walk. Kurup’s volunteer projects have made him a finalist for UPS’s Jim Casey global community service award. The 18 finalists were picked from 420,000 employees at UPS, where Kurup is a finance manager. The Puja Group of Atlanta, founded by Kurup, comprises about 30 Indian American families, all of whom believe in the importance of teaching today’s Indian American children the Hindu religion and what it means to be Hindu. Community service is an important part of their message. For the past five years, Kurup has served on the board for of the Indian American Scholarship Fund as its scholarships director. The Fund awards scholarships to graduating high school seniors from Georgia who will attend a four-year accredited university or college in the fall. Started in 1993, the Fund has awarded $25,000 to $30,000 annually over the last five years.
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