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Nandan, Lakshan, Arya Pai

Inspired by their grandparents, KV Kamath & Rajalakshmi Kamath & Dr. Ram Pai & Raju Pai, Nandan (16), Lakshan (15) & Arya (10) have always been taught by their parents, Ajnya & Rakesh Pai, to strive for excellence and to do their part in making a difference! Nandan founded Pai Team Fundraising in January 2021 and roped in his younger siblings so that they could learn to give back. The team’s goal for 2021 is to raise funds for educational initiatives in India. Their first fundraiser was for Pratham India. Pratham has served over 75 million disadvantaged students in the poorest neighborhoods in India since 1995. Since March 2020, they have provided technological platforms to disadvantaged children enabling them to continue with their education during  school closures. 

 

Pai Team Fundraising’s second fundraiser is a partnership with the Konkani Charitable Fund to benefit the GSB Scholarship League in Mumbai, India. The GSB Scholarship League has been providing need-based scholarships to high achieving GSB and Saraswat students for the last 109 years. The COVID-19 pandemic has highlighted the importance of supporting our students as many GSB and Saraswat families are struggling with job insecurities, financial loss, homelessness and even death. 

 

Nandan, a junior at East Grand Rapids High School in Michigan, is a member of his school’s Key Club, Student Council & National Honors Society chapter. He is also on the Youth Action Board of the Kids’ Food Basket, a nonprofit organization in West Michigan serving sack suppers to children facing food insecurity. He rows for the East Grand Rapids High School Men’s Crew team, which won the 2021 Michigan State Rowing Championships.

He is a candidate for the East Grand Rapids High School Class of 2022 IB Diploma program. Nandan prides himself on being a foodie and  enjoys alpine skiing, adventure sports and traveling. 

 

Lakshan is a freshman at East Grand Rapids High School in Michigan. He is a nationally ranked foil fencer and has been named to USA Fencing’s All-Academic FIRST team for excellence and achievement in fencing and academics . An accomplished alto saxophonist, Lakshan is a part of his school’s marching and concert bands. Lakshan enjoys jazz music, politics & traveling. 

 

Arya has been raising awareness and funds as a youth ambassador for the American Heart Association since she was 6 years old! She is currently a 4th grader and enjoys dance, basketball, art and traveling.

 
 

Dear Family & Friends,
 

As we mark the auspicious festival of Diwali, we are pleased to announce our next partnership with Pai Team Fundraising. We will be raising funds for the Karnataka chapter of the Mahila Dakshata Samiti headed by Mrs. Saranya Hegde. Mahila Dakshata Samiti (MDS) holds the distinction of being the first and a leading women’s welfare organization in India. 

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Welcome to Konkani Charitable Fund (EIN: 90-0482868) 

Konkani Charitable Fund is a group of Konkanis residing in North America who are trying to help needy Konkanis worldwide. This group was founded shortly after North American Konkani Association Sammelan 2008 in Santa Clara, CA with an idea that if we can have over 1300 delegates from all over come to meet and celebrate our heritage and culture, imagine what we can do to harness that energy and enthusiasm in a positive direction for social service. Read more...

 
 

OUR HEROS

Konkani Charitable Fund Inc. is a registered non-profit charitable organization under IRS code 501(C)(3). Our EIN#  is 90-0482868

 

Konkani Charitable Fund Inc.

43 Spray Court Bayport, NY 11705

EIN: 90-0482868

phone: (631) 472-1418

e-mail:  bhandarkar11705@gmail.com

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