The Indo-US Chamber of Commerce’s Annual Banyan Ball… with a twist!
Tampa,FL – The Indo-US Chamber of Commerce’s Board and Executive Committee are in the full swing of planning this year’s Banyan Ball scheduled for November 17th at 6:30pm. The Annual Ball is expected to be the best to date—continuing with last year’s success but adding a twist… giving a percentage of the funds raised to The Community Foundation of Tampa Bay. After Hurricane Irma, the Foundation joined with other Tampa Bay organizations: Foundation for a Healthy St. Petersburg, Pinellas Community Foundation, United Way of Citrus County, United Way of Hernando, United Way of Pasco, and United Way Suncoast, to create The Tampa Bay Disaster Relief and Recovery Fund (TBDRRF).
This fund provides a trusted and reliable way to donate to local storm recovery efforts and 100% of the funds collected will be directed to address immediate and mid- to long-term recovery needs through the provision of grants to select nonprofits. “In these times when we are recovering, we need to come together as a community and we appreciate the support of the Indo-US Chamber of Commerce,” said Wilma Norton, Vice President, Marketing for The Community Foundation of Tampa Bay. “The Foundation and its partners in establishing the Tampa Bay Disaster Relief and Recovery Fund continue to see unmet needs related to Irma, and the funds will allow us to help our local nonprofits meet those demands.”
We are pleased to be a recipient of the Chamber’s fundraising and thank President Kamlesh Darji for choosing our organization.” This year’s event will be held for the first time at Tampa’s Premiere Location, Bryan Glazer JCC. The venue is a new, iconic, event facility centrally located off I-275. The Art Deco historical façade mixes with an elegant Grand Entry and a contemporary interior, reminiscent of the facility’s storied past but modernized for today. It is perfect for this elegant affair. The Banyan Ball will feature an extraordinary program of special guest speakers, awards and premium entertainment with local celebrity Emcee: Topher Morrison of Key Person of Influence.
For the Chamber, it remains one of the most vital fundraising opportunities of the year, with the funds raised constituting a significant portion of our annual operating budget.
The Indo-US Chamber of Commerce’s mission is to provide an active forum in which Asian American professionals and business owners, through an exchange of ideas, with a unified voice, can communicate, interact, and secure a position within the business industry. It has become a source of inspiration by promoting professionalism and excellence through education and community involvement. Please visit www.indo-us.org to buy tickets at $250 each or sponsor a table of 10 for $2000.