View the highlights for the 2014 Easter Seals Passage to India event.
8th Annual Event
Save the Date for our 8th Annual Event - Friday May 2nd, 2014
After 7 amazing years, we are pleased to invite you to our 8th Passage to India, a fundraiser for Easter Seals. If you have not experienced the event, you are in for a surprise. The evening includes amazing cuisine prepared by local Indian volunteers. The highlight of the dinner event is a fashion show that includes Easter Seals children. Passage to India 2014 will be on May 2nd at the Peoria Civic Center.
Last year, we had the pleasure of expanding our annual dinner event to include not only a Leadership Roundtable and Executive Forum, but also an evening of India music as a special pre-event. This year, we cordially invite you to join us for another spectacular event leading up to your annual Indian dinner and gala.
2014 Event Information:
- 5:30pm Cocktails & Hors D'Oeuvres
- 7:00pm Welcome
- 7:10pm Fashion Show: Easter Seals Children
- 7:30pm Dinner: Kitchen Made Specialty Indian Cuisine
Dress Code is business or Indian attire.
Leadership Roundtable & Executive Forum
Last year was the inaugural year of our Leadership Roundtable & Executive Forum events that preceded the Passage to India dinner gala. Featuring Madan Birla, Brad Halverson and Sanjay Khosla (pictures from right to left), these events focused on continuing conversations among current, while developing and starting conversations with future leaders. During the Leadership Roundtable, these speakers led an open discussion among business leaders on Innovation in Global Markets. The Executive Forum, which immediately followed the Leadership Roundtable, provided future leaders a chance to learn and speak to our speakers about Innovation and their experience in the business world. Brief bios of our speakers are below.
Madan Birla (far left picture) is the Founder & CEO of Innovation Culture Group and was previously the Managing Director of FedEx’s Leadership Institute. He is the author of the globally popular book, FedEx Delivers.
Brad Halverson (middle picture) is the CFO & Group President for Caterpillar, assuming responsibility for Finance Services and Corporate Services. He has additional experience in multiple divisions, including Global Purchasing and Strategy & Business Development.
Sanjay Khosla (far right picture) is the Former President of Kraft Foods International who has become the EVP & President for Emerging Markets - Mondelez International – which is the spinoff of the Kraft International arm. He is considered an expert in Global Marketing.
Maestros in Concert
2013 was a year of firsts. In addition to the newly added Leadership Roundtable & Executive Forum, a week before the Passage to Indian gala, we had an evening of Indian music featuring world renownded artists and a Grammy Award winner. Maestros in Concert featuring Pandit Shivkumar Sharma & Zakir Hussan on the Indian instruments santoor and tabla respectively was a huge success that drew crowds from around the Central Illinois region.
Passage to India Dinner
The theme for this year's event was Mughal Nights. At the Peoria Civic Center, dinner was set in a Mughal King's Court, while hors d'oeuvres were in a traditional Indian Bazaar. Featuring Mughlai food, our volunteers not only decorated for the event, but also cooked for the entire event including all 1,000+ guests. The children of Easter Seals along with their mentors also put on a fabulous performance and fashion show that featured Indian clothing and dance. Benefiting Easter Seals with a donation of over $500,000, we hope to see you next year to help us continue to raise money for the kids!!!
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