Join us May 17th for The Sasha G.M. Shaikh Foundation Memorial Brunch

IMG_0211Please join us for the second annual Sasha G.M. Shaikh Foundation Memorial Brunch to be held at the Athenaeum at CalTech in Pasadena, CA on Saturday, May 17th at 10:30AM.  Friends and family will come together to remember Sasha, hear  the accomplishments of the  foundation in the past year, and raise funds for the empowerment and education of women and girls in an effort to end gender-based violence.

Last year’s brunch was attended by 65 guests and more than $20,000 was raised to support the launch of the foundation, the Sasha G.M. Shaikh Memorial Scholarship at the Fletcher School of Law and Diplomacy at Tufts University and the Malala Fund.  Forty girls in Pakistan will be the first to benefit from the Malala Fund.  Each girl’s family will receive a monthly stipend, and the organization and the school will continue to work with the families and the community to highlight the importance of girls’ education.

I am pleased to announce we have selected the NOMI Network to be a recipient of funding this year.  The NOMI Network provides job opportunities and wages to women who are survivors and at risk of human trafficking.  They aid vulnerable girls by providing the resources they need to access economic stability and transform their dark pasts into brighter futures.

Please join us on May 17th as we remember Sasha and work towards ending gender-based violence towards all women and girls.

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Join us for a University of Michigan Tailgate and Game on October 19!

Photo from flickr user larrysphatpage

2009 Wolverines vs. Hoosiers
Photo by flickr user larrysphatpage

On October 19th, the Sasha G.M. Shaikh Foundation will host a tailgate event before the Michigan Wolverines vs. Indiana Hoosiers football game at Michigan Stadium to celebrate Sasha’s love of Michigan football.

The tailgate will raise funds for the foundation and will include food, games, raffle, and prizes. The tailgate will be at 10:00 AM at the UofM Golf Course (500 E. Stadium Drive, Ann Arbor, MI 48104) followed by the game at Michigan Stadium 3:30 PM. Tickets to the tailgate are $50, game tickets are $150 and the cost for both is $200. All proceeds from the game tickets will benefit the foundation.

Sasha’s friends and supporters of the foundation will be in attendance.

2250205251105cropPlease RSVP to Maheen Cleaver at or 917.531.9664. Donations welcome.

We hope to see you there!

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