SAVE THE DATE for this year's event: Saturday, May 6, 2017!
CIIS's 15th Annual Haridas and Bina Chaudhuri Dinner and Celebration will again take place at the Crowne Plaza in Foster City, California.
Check back for registration details in early March!
This year we will be honoring Dr. Shefali Tsabary (PDT '96), psychologist, keynote speaker, New York Times bestselling author & CIIS alum. A graduate of CIIS's Drama Therapy program, Dr. Shefali Tsabary is a world-renowned clinical psychologist who received her doctorate from Columbia University. She specializes in the integration of Eastern philosophy and Western psychology, making her an expert in her field.
Last year we honored accomplished Vedic scholar and practitioner Acharaya Shunya Pratichi Mathur and brought the total raised for the new Haridas Chaudhuri Endowed Chair for South Asian Philosophy and Culture to over $1 Million. Enjoy photos from a delightful evening where we raised $35,000 while connecting with friends and our faculty and staff. We are more than half way to reaching our $2M goal for the Endowed Chair, which will ensure that Indic spirituality and philosophy—so critical to the founding mission of university—will forever be woven into the integral education offered at CIIS. If you are not already a donor to the Chaudhuri Chair, please consider becoming one by .
For more information about the event or the Haridas Chaudhuri Endowed Chair for South Asian Philosophy and Culture, please contact Lauren Sauer at 415-575-6203 or email@example.com.
Past recipients of the Haridas and Bina Chaudhuri Award for Distinguished Service are as follows:
|2004||Rajendra and Malti Prasad|
|2006||Rajnikant and Helen Desai|
|2007||Ali Akbar Khan|
|2008||Naranji V. Patel|
|2009||Kavita N. Ramdas|
|2011||Haresh C. Shah|
|2012||Navin and Pratibha Doshi|
|2013||Mani L. Bhaumik|
|2016||Acharya Shunya Pratichi Mathur|