Tamil Nadu Foundation announces Golden Jubilee scheduled for May

Tamil Nadu Foundation members and individuals helped with projects sponsored by TNF. PHOTO: Courtesy TNF

The Tamil Nadu Foundation (tnfusa.org), with headquarters in Maryland, and chapters in Chicago and elsewhere, announced April 22, 2024, that it plans to hold its Golden Jubilee celebrations in May. Guests from various parts of North America and at least 50 other countries will converge in Chicago for the event, a press release from TNF said.

Established in 1974 in Baltimore, TNF said it is the oldest and largest U.S.-based humanitarian organization dedicated solely to Tamil Nadu.

“Over the last 50 years, TNF has evolved as a social organization impacting the lives of less privileged children and families through Education, Women Empowerment, Rural Development and Health & Hygiene,” the organization said.

Over the past five decades, TNF Life Members, TNF Chapters, and TNF Convention donors have collectively supported more than 700 projects, positively impacting more than 500,000 underprivileged individuals across Tamil Nadu, it estimates. This includes providing aid to over 200,000 students in government schools through TNF’s flagship ABC education initiative, assisting over 60,000 victims of the 2015 floods, aiding more than 20,000 victims of Cyclone Gaja in 2018, and donating over 1 million USD during the challenging COVID-19 pandemic.

The Golden Jubilee is scheduled to be held May 24 to 26 in Rosemont, IL (Chicago), to celebrate the journey from a small group of visionaries to an organization impacting over 250,000 children and families across 650 villages in Tamil Nadu.

The organizers promised an event featuring music, dance, and informative sessions, providing an opportunity to engage with our Youth Force, and to minimize administrative costs through event profits, ensuring that 100% of donor dollars directly benefit the beneficiaries in Tamil Nadu.

Event Highlights:

  • Grand Music Concert: Featuring the legendary “Isai Gnyani Illayaraja.”
  • Therukoothu: By Sangagiri Rajkumar with 260 participants (Attempting to make Guinness record).
  • “EGAI” Tamil Symphony: A spectacular musical event by Dr. Kanniks Kannikeswaran featuring over a hundred artists.
  • Fusion Dance Performance: Showcasing 150 local talents.
  • Tamil Isai – Featuring traditional Tamil musical instruments.
  • The Renowned YouTube – Village Cooking Channel Team.
  • Emerge 2024: An all-day Entrepreneurs Event sponsored by TNF and ATEA.
  • Youth Conference: Organized by young adults.
  • College Alumni Gathering: Expecting participation from over 25 colleges.
  • Districts Parade: Representing 38 districts from Tamil Nadu.
  • Other high-quality programs from TNF Chapters and local organizations.


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