Fundraising without Events - $50,000 to Central Florida Charities


Local Indian Physician Organization Doing Their Part

(Orlando, Florida) The Central Florida Association of Physicians from the Indian subcontinent (CAPI) represents over 700 physicians and surgeons of Indian origin. The organization facilitates professional growth and leadership development amongst its members, promotes health and wellness awareness in the community, and raises funds to support a variety of nonprofit organizations.

CAPI’s annual fundraising strategy relies on two key fundraising events and a series of medical conferences, which were canceled or postponed this year due to healthcare cautions. The leadership team, led by CAPI President, Dr. Sri Pothamsetty answered the call by reaching out directly to members for support. The organization raised over $50,000 in donations. This was distributed to several Central Florida nonprofit organizations with a focus on providing hunger relief during the COVID-19 pandemic. A floating check presentation event, on July 10, 2020, featured a small group of masked physicians visiting each organization, learning about the work being done there, and presenting a check.
CAPI Team In Photos: Dr. Sri Pothamsetty (CAPI President), Dr. Tejal Patel (CAPI President-Elect), Dr. Jamin Brambatt, Dr. Revati Narahari

1. Harbor House of Central Florida - $10,000

In Photo: CAPI Team with Dave Krepcho President and CEO at Second Harvest Food Bank of Central Florida

3. Coalition for the Homeless of Central Florida - $10,000

In Photo: CAPI Team with Katie Moore - Coalition for the Homeless of Central Florida - Allison Krall President & CEO

4. Orlando City Foundation - $5,000

In Photo: CAPI Team with Kaia Forget - Senior Director of Community Development for Orlando City Soccer Club

In Photo: CAPI Team with Sarah Johnston, Vice President of Development for Boys and Girls Clubs of Central Florida

‘There is no shortage of need in Central Florida. Especially in these trying times, hunger relief has become an urgent priority. Our members feel honored to practice philanthropy just as we practice medicine. But this year we did not have our normal event platform to raise funds. So, I just made a lot of phone calls and sent late-night texts to physicians asking for money. And our CAPI member physicians came through with heartwarming generosity’ CAPI President, Dr. Sri Pothamsetty

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