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 Medha Acharya Performance


Medha Acharya had a dream! She wanted to raise money to help those less fortunate. She is a very accomplished dancer and decided to have a dance program to raise funds. "Arpana" was her brainchild and she spent most of her summer working to help raise money for KCF, which sends money to various projects in India. Arpana was performed on August 29, 2015 to a full house and was very well received by the audience. Her goal was to raise at least $5000, but guess what!! Medha's gargantuan efforts along with the undying support from her family and community helped raised $22,450 for Konkani Charitable Fund! 



Medha performed traditional Bharatanatyam pieces in the first half, along with a couple of dances with her friends, starting with the Pushpanjali and ending with Thillana. She recruited help with participation from her friends in the second half, since she thought group dances would enhance the program.  They presented folk dances, classical fusion and also a popular Bollywood number. All in all, the program was a grand success!

Medha is a girl of many talents. A beautiful dancer who performs classical Bharatanatyam, semi classical and Bollywood as well! She has also performed and choreographed at many of our KAOCA events. She is a singer and has been trained in western pop and jazz, and western classical, and she is a choral singer at school. She also participated in Irvington Idol and won 3rd place judges’ choice. She draws and paints for relaxation. She is an athlete too and has been playing competitive soccer since 1st grade. She is currently the goalkeeper for her school varsity team. She has been a varsity debater for 3 years, part of a parliamentary debate team in school, and is now an officer for the debate club at school organizing and teaching new debaters.

Reading has been a passion with her, she loves to watch Bollywood movies, the news, and she loves politics. And of course like any other teenager, she is on FB and loves to sleep!!!

Medha Acharya is an energizer bunny! She keeps going and going and stops at nothing! 

It’s easy to get so wrapped up in living your own life that you forget about helping others. And while it’s important to put yourself first sometimes, it’s even more important to help others whenever you can. Thanks for taking time out of your busy schedule to help those in need. MEDHA, a big thank you to Medha, her parents Aruna & Ram Acharya & her team.

Each year Arpana Fundraiser has collected the following amounts for KCF:

2015              $22,210
2016              $32,482
2017              $27,307
2018              $70,170
2019              $56,667

In 2020, Arpana collected approximately $90,000.

Thus the total is $300,000 An incredible amount.



Dear Family & Friends,

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. 






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...



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