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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

 

Recent Recognition

March 2013: Jeevan Zutshi was honord with a resolution by State Senator Ellen Corbett

October 2011: The 2011 Unity Award by the State of California Legislature was awarded to Jeevan Zutshi, Founder of the IACF, and Western Area Coordinator of the Global Organization of People of Indian Origin (GOPIO).

September, 2012: Jeevan Zutshi was selected by a panel of community judges to receive the 2012 City of Fremont Human Resource Commission award for promoting inter-cultural affairs.

 

 

 

 

 

 

The 13th Annual Unity Dinner 2014

Unity through Diversity

The theme of the IACF’s Unity Dinner 2014 was philanthropy: “The Power of the Baby Boomer Generation: How to Give Back.”

The event took place on

Friday March 21, 2014

India Community Center

525 Los Coches St, Milpitas, CA 95035

How Baby Boomers Can Give Back

By Jeevan Zutshi, Founder, Indo-American Community Federation

We “Baby Boomers” are one of the most fortunate generations in history. And as we advance in years - and financial stability - many of us struggle with the best ways to “give back” to the world around us.

After working for years to advocate for the challenges of the Kashmiri people, I realized America’s beautiful diversity was also the basis for misunderstanding. I launched the Indo-American Community Federation in 1993 to promote unity by networking, collaboration, learning, volunteering, and sharing amongst individuals from all communities.

The IACF hosts an annual “Unity Dinner.” The event came into existence as a celebration of diversity in January 2002, immediately after America was shaken up in the aftermath of the September 2011 attacks. Now in its 13th year, the dinner attracts elected officials, entrepreneurs, C-level professionals and community leaders.

We are proud that the California legislature has recognized our work and designated Monday, March 24 as “Unity Day” celebrated on Senate floor.

This year, the theme of the IACF’s Unity Dinner was philanthropy: “The Power of the Baby Boomer Generation: How to Give Back.” The event took place on Friday, March 21, 2014 from 6:00-11:00 PM at the India Community Center (ICC) in Milpitas, Calif.

Honored speakers this year included Congressman Mike Honda, California State Controller John Chiang, State Senator Ellen Corbett, and Judge Paul Grewal of the California and U.S. Courts.

Most exciting: Indiaspora’s founder M.R. Rangaswami will be the keynote speaker at the 2014 dinner. Based on experience with his non-profit SHG Foundation, M.R. shared his knowledge of the most effective ways to donate money, time and expertise to the less fortunate.

In addition to a sumptuous meal by Raja Sweets, the IACF Unity Dinner boasted a top-notch entertainment program, both Indian and Chinese; eminent Comedians Jeff Applebaum and Dan Nainan mesmerized the more than 375 diverse leaders and public officials attending the unity dinner.

Thanks to all those who made this one of the best Unity Dinner events in all these years!

 

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