What: Fundraising Dinner with Spreeha
When: Saturday, May 31 at 6:00pm
Where: Red Lion Hotel Banquet Hall (11211 Main St, Bellevue, WA)
Tickets: $25 entry (includes dinner). Free under 15. Buy Tickets
Keynote Speaker: Akhtar Badshah, Senior Director of Citizenship and Public Affairs at Microsoft
Akhtar Badshah is Senior Director of Microsoft Citizenship and Public Affairs, where he administers the company’s global community investment and employee programs. Through monetary grants, software and curriculum donations, technology solutions, and employee volunteer hours, Microsoft supports programs and organizations that address the needs of communities worldwide. Since 1983, Microsoft and its employees have provided over $4.6 billion in cash, services and software to nonprofits around the world through localized, company-sponsored giving and volunteer campaigns.
Among his responsibilities, Badshah manages the philanthropic elements of Microsoft’s YouthSpark, a global initiative that is designed to help youth into opportunities through training, employment and help starting their own ventures.
Prior to joining Microsoft, Badshah was the CEO and president of Digital Partners Foundation, a Seattle-area nonprofit organization whose mission is to utilize the digital economy to benefit the poor.
Badshah is an architect by training and a doctoral graduate of the Massachusetts Institute of Technology. He is the co-author of the book “Technology at the Margins – How IT Meets the Needs of the Emerging Markets”, published by Wiley and Sons. He is very active in the Seattle area community and serves on several boards in the local and global nonprofit community.
Come change the world and join our journey towards life without poverty! This fundraiser will help us towards our ambitious goals for 2014 to further help the community as well as increasing our reach:
• Reach 20,000 people
• Register 1,500 families under care
• Take 300 pregnant women under care
• Start four new pre-schools
• Enroll at least 1,000 children in schools
• Certified computer programs for youth
• Sewing class for women