Thank you to everyone who attended our 2015 Annual Gala held on Tuesday, October 20, 2015 in New York City. It was a wonderful evening celebrating Dr. Mitchell Besser, the Thakkar Family, and the many supporters who make our fellowship program possible. You can see photos from the event here.

Princeton in Africa Annual Gala

Mitch Besser and Jim Robinson at 2015 GalaThakkars and Diamonds at 2015 GalaTuesday, October 20, 2015
A private club in Manhattan
New York, NY

6:00 p.m. cocktail hour & silent auction
7:00 – 10:00 p.m. dinner, event program, live auction & entertainment

You are cordially invited to the presentation of the Princeton in Africa Medal in honor of:

Jagdish D. Thakkar, Sarla J. Thakkar and Ashish J. Thakkar
Entrepreneurs, Philanthropists, Mara Group and Mara Foundation

Ashish Thakkar

Jagdish D and Sarla J Thakkar


for their commitment to the advancement of Africa, in particular: their significant investments in diverse sectors across Africa, their dedication to sustainable business development, their mentorship of young African entrepreneurs, and their philanthropic work aimed at uplifting African communities.



And the presentation of the Princeton in Africa Founders’ Medal in honor of:

Dr. Mitchell Besser
Founder and Medical Director, mothers2mothers

Mitch Besser


for his commitment to Africa and to Princeton in Africa, in particular: his initiative in establishing an organization bringing health and hope to HIV-positive mothers and their families, his sustained efforts to improve health and access to resources for the most vulnerable, and his passion for developing young leaders committed to Africa’s advancement.



Tuesday, October 20, 2015
6 p.m. cocktail hour and silent auction
7 p.m. dinner, event program, live auction, and entertainment
Business attire required

Tickets to our annual gala are now sold out.

Princeton in Africa’s annual gala provides us with a significant portion of our program and operating funds each year, and we are extremely grateful for all contributions and support. Thank you for making our remarkable fellowship program possible! / / 609.258.7215

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