Skip to main content

Shanti Bhavan Celebrates its Anniversary with Benefit Event in NYC

On May 9th, Shanti Bhavan will be holding its first major benefit at The Bowery Hotel in New York City.

Please join us for an evening celebrating the success of the Shanti Bhavan education program. 

With this Benefit Event, we hope to introduce our educational model to philanthropists, global business executives, social entrepreneurs and new friends. 

This occasion marks our 15th Anniversary and the year that our first class will graduate from some of the best universities in India and move on to work in renowned institutions like Goldman Sachs and Mahindra. The success of these children has exceeded any expectation we might have held when they started with us as four year olds. 

This is a very special occasion for me and the children - and it would mean a lot to us if you are there. Please join us in celebrating their achievements by purchasing an individual ticket or becoming a sponsor for one or more of our children.

Your invitation is attached below. 

See you there.
Dr. Abraham George
Founder, Shanti Bhavan


Shanti Bhavan's 15th Anniversary Celebration

Honorary Hosts Padma Lakshmi and Nate Berkus

Honorary Committee Member Thomas Friedman 

Live music from acclaimed music director Mary Mitchell Campbell

Plus, an exclusive sneak peek into the upcoming documentary "The Untouchables" by Academy Award Winning Filmmaker Vanessa Roth

Open bar refreshments from Stella, Beck's Sapphire, Bulldog Gin, WhistlePig Whiskey, Santa Teresa Rum, El Buho Mezcal and more!
Silent auction and raffle items from Equinox, Beauty & Essex, Pound Ridge Golf, a luxury St. Thomas villa, and more!
Guests will receive a $20 credit to use toward Uber Car Service on the night of the event! (new Uber users only) 

Individual Tickets: $175

Sponsorship opportunities are available. 
To buy tickets, become a sponsor, or make a donation, visit:


hrudaya said…
It was nice to see the best information about the people who are interested in donating money online.
Heart Foundation

alok singh said…
I would like to recommend your article .. you can also refer Villas near Electronic City

Popular posts from this blog

Simple Solutions to the Rural Education Crisis

It seems many people are trying to find innovative solutions to improving the quality of education in rural areas, especially among the poor. Since most rural children study at government-run schools, the focus of any effort to improve quality and performance must be on those institutions. Without waiting for the state government to act, NGOs can directly interact with the administrators of those schools, especially the headmasters, and village leaders to implement measures that can yield positive results. That is precisely what The George Foundation has been doing since 2004 in the 17 villages surrounding its own school, Shanti Bhavan.

Three years ago our foundation initiated a community development plan that included working with government-run schools in our area. Deverapalli Government School was the first one we took on, and within two years of starting the program, it was judged as the “best” in the district by the educational authorities. Based on this project and our Shanti Bha…

Self-confidence, the Answer to Better Learning

I am frequently asked by visitors to Shanti Bhavan from America whether our educational model would work in the West.  They are curious to know how caste and class prejudices experienced in India can be overcome by our graduates when they enter the workplace. These are complicated questions, and they need a broad explanation that cannot be fully covered in this blog. The landmark 1954 U.S. Supreme Court ruling in the case Brown v. Board of Education was meant to rectify the unequal status of racially separate schools. Now, even after several decades of desegregation measures, including busing children from some affluent families to poor neighborhood schools, their impact on the academic progress of minorities is being questioned. Many factors contribute to reducing the achievement gap in American schools, and racial integration may not necessarily be a solution to the difficulties faced in lifting the educational levels of minority students. As an Asian immigrant who came to America fif…

A Second Front

It has been quite a while since I wrote my last blog. For some reason, I had concluded that there wasn’t enough readership interest in my personal notes and critiques of the country’s system. But recently, a friend of mine who stumbled upon my earlier blogs urged me to continue. Moreover, I had promised in my last blog to write about my experiences as an artillery officer along India’s western border with Pakistan, but I hadn’t kept my word. So finally I made up my mind to venture into writing blogs once again. My medical leave following the dynamite explosion in which I was injured while at Se La Pass was to last six weeks. I had returned home to Trivandrum sufficiently frost bitten to have my large ear lobes and nose turn dark, and skin pealing like a snake’s scales. It was a central topic in several hilarious conversations with guests when they visited our home, and I had a lot of stories to tell about my adventures in the snow-covered mountains of the Himalayas. Everyone wanted to …