Unity Dinner 2013

A Tribute to Patriots and Gadar Heroes
(Centenary year of the Gadar movement)

Seminar on Gadar Heroes

(a presentation BY GOPIO International)
Friday, March 22, 2013 from 4:00 PM to 6:00 PM
Newark-Fremont Hilton

 

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12th annual Unity Dinner 2013
Power of Giving – A Tribute to Patriots and Gadar Heroes
Celebrating Indian American Heritage

 

Friday, March 22, 2013 at 6:00 pm
Newark Fremont Hilton
39900 Balentine Dr Newark, CA 94560

Keynote Speaker: B.V. Jagadeesh

Guests of Honor: Congressman Mike Honda and Congressman Eric Swalwell

 

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Press Coverage

Nonprofit unites community
San Jose Mercury News, March 28, 2013

‘Unity Dinner’ Focuses on Philanthropy, Freedom Fighters
India West, March 27, 2013

Philanthropist B.V. Jagadeesh to Speak at IACF Unity Dinner
India West, March 11, 2013

Unity Dinner features Silicon Valley philanthropist and Gadar seminar
Tri-City Voice, March 12, 2013

Jeevan Zutshi receives Intercultural Service Award
Tri-City Voice, March 12, 2013

 

Silicon Valley Philanthropist B.V. Jagadeesh to Speak at IACF Unity Dinner

The Indo-American Community Federation (IACF-USA) Hosts Seminar and Unity Dinner on Friday March 22rd

February 23, 2013 (Fremont, Calif.) – The Indo-American Community Federation (IACF-USA) has announced B.V. Jagadeesh, the President and CEO of 3Leaf Systems, a successful entrepreneur and a proven leader as its keynote speaker for their annual Unity Dinner. Congressman Mike Honda will be the guest of honor. This is the 12th annual fundraiser for the non-profit organization and will be held on Friday, March 22, 2013 from 7:00 pm till 11:00 pm at the Newark Fremont Hilton at 39900 Balentine Dr. in Newark, CA.

A seminar will be held from 4:00 PM to 6:00 PM at the same venue, presented by the Global Organization of the People of Indian Origin (GOPIO International) to educate about Gadar Heroes, individuals who gave their lives in exchange for India’s freedom. The seminar will be followed by a social hour from 6:00-7:00 pm.

This year’s Unity Dinner theme is The Power of Giving – A Tribute to Patriots and Gadar Heroes, Celebrating Indian American Heritage. In addition to a sit-down dinner, the event boasts a top-notch entertainment program.

“This year, we really stepped up our entire Unity Dinner program,” notes IACF’s Founder, Jeevan Zutshi. “We’ve brought in some fresh new team members, recruited top entertainers, and have a keynote speaker, B.V.Jagadeesh, who is a dynamic and charismatic entrepreneur and philanthropist. We are also celebrating Indian American Heritage by paying a tribute to Patriots and Gadar heroes.” This event, now in its 12th successful year, attracts about 400 elected officials, c-level professionals, and community leaders each year.

IACF’s mission is to promote networking, collaboration, learning, volunteering, and sharing amongst individuals from all communities and to support sustainable grassroots projects. The Unity Dinner started after 9/11 to celebrate diversity in the community and promote harmony. Event tickets cost $85pp/ $170 couple/ $800 table.

For more information on IACF and the Unity Dinner, visit www.indocommunity.us, email Jeevanzutshi@aol.com or call (510) 589-3702.

 

About Gadar Heroes

What is Gadar Movement and who started it?

How many NRIs and their children in North America – the US and Canada – know about the Gadar movement and its role in India’s freedom struggle exactly 100 years ago? Very few.

The Gadar (“ revolution”) movement was started by NRIs on the West Coast of the US and Canada to rid India of British rule.

Thousands of these daring people left for India to overthrow the British colonizers. In this struggle, scores were hung and others were imprisoned for life.

Now, thanks to the efforts of the Global Organization of People of Indian Origin (GOPIO), the Indian government has officially accorded these heroes the respect they deserved in this centenary year of the Gadar movement.

 

Sponsorship Levels

Grand Sponsor: $5,000 donation
VIP table for ten, one banner, podium presence for 2 minutes to speak, recognition, one full page ad in souvenir

Silver Sponsor: $2,500
Sponsor table for ten, one banner, and recognition on podium, one full-page ad in souvenir

Sponsor: $1,500
Sponsor table for 5 people, one banner, recognition, and half page ad in souvenir

Table Sponsor: $1000
Table for ten guests; Recognition, listing in souvenir

Please make your reservation by sending a tax-deductible donation to: IACF-USA, PO Box 14902, Fremont, CA 94539

Indo-American Community Federation (IACF-USA) is a nonprofit public benefit corporation organized under the Nonprofit Public Benefit Corporation Law of California for charitable purposes. Jeevan Zutshi of Fremont, California founded it in 1994. He saw a need for Indo-Americans to get involved in mainstream America by working on issues affecting them in their adopted land. The purpose of the non-profit is to bring entire diversity together to address serious issues facing the community at large; promote understanding and positive relations through seminars and conventions; provide financial assistance to needy and deserving individuals.

IACF-USA is committed to serve the entire community by promoting Unity in Diversity by celebrating diversity through its Annual Unity Dinner events.

Tax ID Number: 94-3304171

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