AIF Clinton Fellowship Alumni Auction Their Photographs to Raise Money for AIF

Nafessa Kassim, Former AIF Fellow and YP DC board member speaks about the Clinton Fellows program with YP DC board president Rashmi Ankam at YP DC's successful snapshots at shaw events. The event involved a silent auction of beautiful photos taken by former fellows during their time in India.
Nafessa Kassim, Former AIF Fellow and YP DC board member speaks about the Clinton Fellows program with YP DC board president Rashmi Ankam at YP DC’s successful Snapshots at Shaw event. The event involved a silent auction of beautiful photos taken by former fellows during their time in India.

On Thursday, April 10th, the American India Foundation Young Professional Chapter DC hosted ‘Snapshots at Shaw’ – a silent auction featuring one-of-a-kind photographs by William J. Clinton Fellows from their fellowship year in India, held at venue sponsor Shaw’s Tavern. The auction featured 21 pictures for silent auction bidding, as well as a featured photograph for raffle. Guests enjoyed the opportunity to chat with several Fellowship alumni in attendance about their experiences and projects in India, as well as their photographs. Fellowship Alum Ted Samuel shared a personal story about the circumstances of his photograph, “Assessing the Damage – Dharmapuri.” Read about Ted’s photo and story here.

The bidding became increasingly spirited as the evening progressed, with the highest bidder promised a gift card from our venue sponsor, Shaw’s Tavern. The event drew over 70 guests, and raised over $650 for AIF’s Digital Equalizer, which provides technological tools to India’s under-resourced schools, allowing students in India to bridge the digital divide.

Fellowship Alumni who provided photographs for auction include:

Nafessa Kassim, Fellowship Class: 2007-2008
Ted Samuel, Fellowship Class: 2012-2013
Ben Lenzner, Fellowship Class: 2005-2006
JC Kollmorgen, Fellowship Class: 2012-2013
Leila Bozorg, Fellowship Class: 2007- 2008
Krupa Asher, Fellowship Class: 2011- 2012
Pranav Reddy, Fellowship Class: 2012- 2013
Naina Arora, Fellowship Class 2007-2008
Aditya Pasumarty, Fellowship Class: 2012-2013

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