Hurricane Sandy couldn’t stop New Yorkers from gathering at The Plaza this past November for a great cause!
Over 400 guests came to The Plaza to celebrate the Tri-State Pratham Gala & the amazing work of Pratham USA, an organization that builds schools for children in India so that they can have the same education that we are fortunate to have.
The event, hosted by Bollywood actor Omi Vaidya, exceeded all expectations – the event alone raised around $1.4 million dollars. Over the course of the evening, delicious food, cocktails and music by jazz vocalist Devika Bhise filled the room. An inspiring speech from Teach For America CEO Wendy Kopp helped invigorate the guests as well as the live tele-conference with one of the Pratham schools introducing some of the students and what they hope to achieve. The night ended with bhangra music by Bikram Singh and everyone continued to dance through the exit doors.
Throughout the evening, donations were accepted and included a silent auction with amazing prizes art pieces from Aicon Gallery, business class tickets donated by Ovation Travel, autographed memorabilia and precious jewelry by Sej Jewels. The silent auction raised over $45,000!
tanaRi events was happy to be a part of this important event & cause! The decor was beautifully designed with fall color tones in mind with gold, red & brown. But, leave it to guests who made a very colorful statement! Check out our photo gallery below – photos courtesy of tanaRi events & Sarah Merians Photos
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