Causes List

The Metta Project
Shanti Bhavan is a residential school that provides free K-college education for below poverty line families. Founded by Dr. Abraham George - a philanthropist, veteran of the Indian Armed Forces, graduate of The Stern School of Business, and a survivor of the 9/11 attacks – this non-religious school provides high-quality education with an emphasis on holistic personal development.

I visited the school in December 2016 and spent a day with the kids, teachers, volunteers from the US and Dr. George. The aspirations in the kids, commitment in Dr. George and his teachers, and the excitement felt by the volunteers was palpable. Shanti Bhavan is truly a platform that creates a transformational experience.

The school has set in motion expansion plans. As it is a not for profit entity, fund raising is afoot. My goal is to raise $25K towards their target of $2.5 million.

I am calling this project of mine The Metta Project. Metta is an ancient word meaning friendliness, goodwill, benevolence, and an active interest in others. This then is my prayer for you.

May your dreams be supported and realized.
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The Padma Lakshmi Project
Donations at this link go toward the construction of a second Shanti Bhavan school in India and will be matched by Padma Lakshmi
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The Brindavani Project
This link is for donations raised by Brindavani ( during our Fifth Annual Youth Carnatic Music Festival on January 13 and 14, 2017. Thank you for helping us reach our goal!
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