4th TASVEER GALA: Zoomin’ to the Future


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$130K Raised for South Asian film, literature, and storytelling programs

WOW. Just wow.

Tasveer’s community SHOWED UP this past Friday, for our first ever virtual fundraising gala. We are incredibly grateful for every person who made this event a success.

Together we raised $130,128.71 in donations and pledges, all of which will make it possible to serve you with fresh, thought-provoking, dialogue-inducing, and fully inclusive South Asian arts programming all year.


In case you missed our amazing speakers…

We are honored and humbled to have presented these messages of support from incredible South Asian leaders. Watch all of their videos here.

Azura Tyabji, Seattle Youth Poet Laureate, meditates on the beautiful intricacies of Desi life through Diaspora

Executive Director Rita Meher shares Tasveer’s history and impact in 2021 with Tasveer Impact Video

Co-founder Farah Nousheenilluminates Tasveer’s LGBTQ+ roots

TSAFF Artistic Director Pulkit Dattashares a message from Tasveer’s Film Fund inaugural grant recipients

WA State Senator Manka Dhingrashares her personal commitment to Yoni Ki Baat and South Asian women’s stories

Congresswoman Pramila Jayapalspeaks out against racism, xenophobia, and lack of representation

Legendary filmmaker Mira Nairruminates on why she wishes Tasveer was there for her as a young filmmaker

Vishal Bhardwaj speaks flowers into your ears with a beautiful ode to Tasveer

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Thank you Sponsors

We are in awe of the generosity from Group Health Foundation, who are channeling $35,000 into Tasveer’s 2021 programming. THANK YOU to Steven, Muthu, and everyone at GHF!

Thank you to ALL of our sponsors, for supporting South Asian voices.

Group Health Foundation


DuBois Cary Law Group

Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation

Himalaya Homes


Umbrella Productions

Citrus Tree Soaps

Washington State Department of Health

HomeStreet Bank



Thank you Donors

Thank you to EVERY donor who gave a gift, with an extra special thank you to Shahina Piyarali, Rajesh Soy, and Anita Waghani.

Thank you to our team

The team behind the scenes:

Shezi Sadar (our amazing emcee)

Saira Bano (our powerhouse Gala Chair)

The wonderful George Verghese at Verge Studios

Our Gala Committee: Kathleen Arthur, Ketki Asher, Anterpreet Bains, Ariel Brownstein, Siddhi Ghai, Poornima Janakiraman, Roshni Karthikeyan, Rita Meher, Uzma Khan, and Danah Kim.

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Thank you Virtual Ambassadors

Your support for Tasveer will be given back to your community ten-fold. Thank you for joining with us in our endeavors, and being part of our family.