New York City, February 28, 2014 — On January 15, The Young Lotus Circle held its second annual Young Lotus Circle Winter Soiree at Junoon Patiala restaurant in New York City to benefit and raise awareness of The Asia Foundation’s Women’s Empowerment Program.
Young Lotus Circle leaders and event chairs Lin Jamison, Deshi Singh, and Tania Das hosted the soiree, which brought together Young Lotus Circle supporters and New York City professionals to mingle, network, and learn about The Asia Foundation’s work from Asia Foundation experts Carol Yost, Senior Director of the Foundation’s Women’s Empowerment Program, and Saima Anwer, the Foundation’s former Deputy Country Representative in Bangladesh.
The event was supported by corporate sponsors Hudson Bay Capital, Jamison Capital Partners, and high-level individual donors including: Mr. Chad Shampine, Mr. Min Zhang, Mr. Andrew Clerico, Mr. Michael DalBello, Ms. Jennifer Fan, Mr. Laurent Key, Ms. Anupama Poole, Ms. Vanita Brawer, Ms. Emily Chang, Ms. Juliette Cottrill, Mr. Scott Honey, Ms. Alexia Innis, Mr. Shailesh Kelkar, Mr. Chaitanya Mehra, Ms. Linda Rizk, Mr. Paul Sargen, Mr. Jeffrey Sun, Mr. Michael Wong, and Mr. Marwan Younes.
The Young Lotus Circle is a diverse group of committed young professionals working together, and alongside The Asia Foundation’s Lotus Circle, to empower women and girls across Asia. Through social events, discussions, and fundraisers, The Young Lotus Circle aims to improve the social, economic, and political opportunities of women and girls to strengthen societies in developing Asia.