The 5th annual fundraiser dinner (TCF)
The fifth annual fundraiser dinner of The Citizens Foundation (TCF) Vancouver was held at Taj Park Convention Centre on Saturday November 3rd, 2018. Pakistani Canadian scientist Dr Naweed Syed from Calgary, Alberta joined us for the evening. As always, TCF Vancouver fundraiser was a big success as it managed to attract almost 200 guests; by the end of event, TCFVancouver was able to raise over $20,000 in donations to sponsor TCF schools in extremely impoverished and backward areas of Pakistan. TCF is Pakistan’s largest nonprofit organization working in the field of education. It builds and manages primary and secondary schools in rural areas and urban slums in Pakistan. TCF has a very unique operat- ing model that has achieved remarkable success over the past decade. As of Nov 2018, TCF has expanded its network to over 1,482 operational school units, which is currently providing quality education to more than 220,000 students nationwide. TCF-Canada, one of its international chapters, helps primarily by collecting donations from expatriates and various other organizations. It is registered, with Canada Revenue Agency and audit by KPMG. The TCF-Vancouver 5th annual Fundraiser Dinner was a huge success. TCF Canada’s President Mr. Sajid Salman attended the memorable evening organized by the young TCFVancouver team. Mr. Waseem Javed - a volunteer with TCF Vancouver - presented to the audience regarding expenditure of donations and TCF schools. The mission of this sub-chapter is to raise awareness and promote the TCF brand and organize annual fundraisers targeting the Greater Vancouver audience. All donations raised from the fundraiser goes to support the annual operating cost of two existing TCF schools in Pakistan. The event began with a brief update on TCF Vancouver by Usman Nadeem, Vancouver Chapter President. Mr Hyder Zach Masum, board member of TCF Canada presented about TCF’s impact in Pakistan. After dinner, very talented singer Maria Hashmi from Chicago performed with Amarjeet Singh and set the stage for the evening’s entertainment till late in night. Congratulations to TCF-Vancouver for not only achieving their goal but also for hosting a memorable experience for all involved to reflect the ongoing efforts of The Citizens Foundation.