Eternal Gandhi Museum Houston (EGMH) held its first fundraising event on June 17, 2023, under the sponsorship of Dr. Nadir and Mrs. Sakina Ali.
Dr. and Mrs. Ali toured the museum during construction and were thoroughly impressed. They immediately contacted the Board of Trustees and planned a fun-filled evening at the museum for their family and friends. The event started with guided tours of the museum, followed by a presentation of the EGMH project by members of the Board of Trustees. Madras Pavilion catered a sumptuous dinner for the event.
Dr. Nadir and Mrs. Sakina Ali generously offered to match all donations up to $100,000 that evening. The donations quickly surpassed the matching amount with major donors like Ashok and Madhu Moza, Dr. Ravi and Sudha Mani, Tasnim Vadva, and Dr. Sangeeta Saikia. More than $225,000 was raised in one evening.
EGMH has now raised $7.825 million of the $10 million requirement for the construction budget.