Dear Rasikas,

As we approach the New Year, we would like to offer our sincere thanks to each of you for your patronage and support of the Indian Fine Arts Academy of San Diego in 2016. Your engagement enables our Academy to bring world class fine arts programs to Southern California. In 2016, our Academy staged 16 vocal, instrumental, dance, and semi-classical programs in San Diego. Our Academy’s unique repertoire ranges from Carnatic and Hindustani to semi-classical, and our now world renowned Annual Festival has become a hallmark event that prominent artists and dedicated patrons travel to San Diego for on a yearly basis. In addition, we also helped to stage the first North American Youth Festival. Our community’s efforts have captured the attention of the city government of San Diego, and have merited 8 official citywide proclamations celebrating Indian culture. Our strides have also gained notoriety in India, and our IFAASD festival concerts are televised weekly on Indian television networks.

These efforts would not be possible without the gifts that each of our patrons have endowed to ensure the longevity of our Academy. We want to build a culture of Indian fine arts in San Diego for our children, and are actively planning season concerts and the Grand 10th Annual Music and Dance Festival in 2017 (April 2 through April 9, 2017). Please consider donating to support the Academy’s efforts. The Academy is run solely by volunteers, and your 100% tax-deductible contribution will help ensure that we are able to host a lively schedule of high caliber performances in San Diego in the upcoming year. For more information and to donate online, please visit our website.

As you complete your year end financial planning, please keep Indian Fine Arts Academy of San Diego in mind for any donations you may be able to make. All your donations are tax deductible since IFAASD is a 501- 3 ( C ) non-profit organization.

If you want to mail us a check, please send it to the following address:

Indian Fine Arts Academy of San Diego, Attn: Rekha Nandakumar

10129 Winecrest Road, San Diego, Ca 92127


Warm wishes for a happy and prosperous New Year!

Shekar Viswanathan, Secretary

Indian Fine Arts Academy of San Diego