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Indo-American Community Federation, (IACF-USA), a nonprofit public benefit corporation

Tax ID Number: 94-3304171

Together we build a tapestry of colorful cultures

Board of Directors:

JeevanZutshi, Rahul Zutshi, Shashi Sharma, KeshavAyare, Dr. Deepak Sachdev, Dr. Subhash Garg, Dr. Harmesh Kumar, Jerry Ahuja, Dr. Naresh Sharma;

IACF Advisors:

  • Sue Chan, Vice Mayor, City of Fremont
  • Phong La, Chairperson CA Commission on APIA Affairs
  • Patricia Danielson, Washington Hospital Board of Trustees
  • Dr. Basil Besh, Orthopaedic Surgeon
  • Anjali Shaykher Zutshi, Esq
 

The 14th Annual Unity Dinner

Unity through Diversity

Corporate responsibility for Cultural Diversity

The event was hosted at

Friday, March 20, 2015

India Community Center

525 Los Coches St, Milpitas, CA

 

 

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Indo-American Community Federation (IACF) was founded in 1994 as the first Indo-American organization to build bridges with mainstream organizations, diverse leadership, think tanks and public officials. In the wake of September 11, the annual Unity Dinner 2002 was created in 2002 to promote Unity in Diversity.

Keynote Speaker: Russell Hancock

President and chief executive officer of Joint Venture Silicon Valley - a prime advocate for regional government and economic cooperation.

Honored Guest Speakers:

Hon.Consulate General of India
Sri. Venkatesan Ashok

California State Treasurer Hon. Betty T.Yee

Master of Ceremonies: Basil Besh, M.D., Orthopaedic Surgeon

Honored Guests:

  • Hon. Congressman Mike Honda (CA-17)
  • Hon. California State Treasurer John Chiang
  • Hon. California State Controller Betty T. Yee
  • Hon. Assembly Members Bill Quirk, Kansen Chu and Evan Low
  • Hon. County Supervisors Scott Haggerty, Cindy Chavez, Dave Cortese, Nate Miley and Richard Valle
  • Hon. Mayor of Cupertino Rod Sinks, City Council members of Cupertino and Saratoga
  • Hon. Mayor of Fremont Bill Harrison; Mayor of Milpitas Jose Esteves
  • Hon. Vice-Mayor of Fremont Sue Chan
  • Hon. Fremont City Council Members Rick Jones and Lili Mei
  • Hon. Ohlone College Trustee Teresa Cox
  • City of Fremont Police Chief Richard Lucero
  • Fremont Planning Commissioners Raj Salwanand Dave Bonaccorsi

Grand Sponsor:

Deepak Ganju, Merrill Lynch Financial Advisory Team, Global Wealth Management

Silver Sponsors:

Hanmi Bank; Comcast Cable

Entertainment by Mambo Groovin’ Latin Dance Theatre

Photographer/Videographer: In Focus Photography

National Anthem by SoukhyaInamdar

Media Partners:

India West, India Abroad, Radio Zindagi, TV Asia, Sitaare TV, Diya TV, INDtvUSA

2015 Honorees:

Citizen of the Year California State Treasurer Betty Yee
Non-Profit of the Year: Friends of Children with Special Needs (FCSN)
Community Service Spectrum (Mike Sweeney, John Dutra, Lara York)
Leadership Award Washington Healthcare system (Patricia Danielson, Dr. Jacob Eapen)
Leadership Award Ken Maxey (Comcast Cable)

Proceeds from this event benefit the Amit Zutshi Foundation to promote and create awareness about healthy living through an upcoming independent movie. The Last Smile inspired by a book. The Last Smile written by Jeevan Zutshi.

www.amitzutshifoundation.com

Please join us at the Assembly floor in California State Building at 11:00 AM on Monday March 23, 2015, as the State of California celebrates Unity Day.

Contact Information: JeevanZutshi@aol.Com

Unity Dinner 2015 Program

Master of Ceremonies: Basil Besh, M.D

Social Hour: 6:00 - 7:00

National Anthems of United States and India

SoukhyaInamdar 7:00 - 7:10
Opening Remarks by Dr. Basil Besh 7:10- 7:13
Dinner 7:13-7:45
Babarabatiri - a fast and furious Salsa 7:30 - 7:38

Senorita - a Bollywood flavored Flamenco Chacha

IACF past and future 7:45 - 7:51

Introduction of Hon. Consul General of India
Sri.Venkatesan Ashok
By JeevanZutshi, Founder

Guest Speaker Hon. Consul General of India 7:51 - 7:56
Introduction of Hon. Calif. State Treasurer John Chiang By Vice MayorSue Chan 7:56 - 7:58
Introduction of Hon. Calif. State Controller Betty Yee By Hon. Calif. State Treasurer John Chiang 7:58 – 8:00
Guest Speaker Hon. Calif. State Controller Betty Yee 8:03 - 8:08
The Last Bullfighter - a Spanish Fusion dramatic Mambo 8:08 - 8:13
Introduction of CEO Russell Hancock By Former Fremont Vice-Mayor Hon. Steve Cho 8:13 - 8:15
Keynote Speaker: Russell Hancock, President of Joint Venture Silicon Valley 8:15 - 8:22
2015 Honorees: 8:22 – 8:45
Citizen of the Year California State Treasurer Betty Yee
Non-Profit Organization of the year Community Service Friends of Children with Special needs (FCSN) Spectrum (Mike Sweeney, John Dutra, Lara York)
Leadership Award Washington Healthcare system (Patricia Danielson, Dr. Jacob Eapen)

Recognition of IACF Volunteers

By Dr. Subhash Garg, IACF Secretary 8:45 – 8:50

Vote of Thanks

Dr. Basil Besh
Jeevan Zutshi
8:50 – 8:52
DJ/DANCE by highly acclaimed DJ Shem 8:52 – 11:30

Dear Colleagues,

Unity Dinner 2015, 14th Annual event of Indo-American Community Federation (IACF) was held at India Community Center on Friday March 20, 2015. The following information is included here for you to see.

Unity Dinner 2015 Coverage by India West:

Dinner 2015 Coverage by Sitaarre TV:

Unity Dinner Coverage by Indtvusa Coverage:

Thank you for joining us and making it yet another successful event to promote Unity In Diversity.

Thanks to our Grand Sponsor Deepak Ganju, a Senior Financial Advisor and President of Global Wealth Management. Also thanks to Hanmi Bank for Silver Sponsorship.