“This goes much beyond our expectations,” said Dr. Mahesh Moolani. “We could have sold more, but we want this to be a nice, manageable event.”
CSI, a tri-state community which represents more than 300 Indian origin families in Owensboro, Evansville and the surrounding area, is conducting the fundraising dinner with 100% of proceeds going to America Nepal Medical Foundation (http://americanepalmedicalfoundation.com/) to provide direct aid to the people of Nepal.
The dinner will be held on Sunday, July 12 at the Owensboro Convention Center from 5:00-8:00pm and will feature an Indian dinner catered from the restaurant of celebrity chef Maneet Chauhan of “Chopped” and musical entertainment from Sangeeta Katti (www.sangeetakatti.com) along with silent and live auctions.
The goal was to raise $50,000 to provide medical care, food, and other life essentials to help thousands of people who have been devastated by these earthquakes.
Donations can still be made via the CSI website, http://www.tristatecsi.org/donate-to-nepal-earthquake-relief.
Dr. Moolani says CSI had the idea to do a charitable event, so when they heard about the devastation from the earthquake in Nepal, the board decided to focus this event on Nepal. A core team of seven members and 25-30 additional volunteers have been working on details for the event. So far 85 sponsors have supported the fundraiser.