10th Anniversary Power of ONE raised closed to $14K

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Apr 29th 2017, Dover. The Power of One Event - celebration of diversity, a joint effort of Dover’s Cultural Exchange and Be Educated Movement raised closed to $14,000 to promote Be Educated library program in Indian, Nepal and Pakistan and local Art and Music programs of Dover area.

It was 10th anniversary celebration and response was overwhelming, Over 200 guests witnessed this moment and as always local businesses and community came forward to help the cause.

Lt Governor of Delaware Bethnay Long-Hall was the Guest of Honor and Key note speaker for the evening. In her speech she appreciated and effort and emphases the importance of diversity.  

Miss Wilmington, Mayor of City of Dover, Senator Bryan Townsend, representatives from businesses and officials from schools district also attended this special event. 

On behalf of Rep. Andria Bennett a tribute from House of Representatives was presented by Mayor of City Robin R. Christiansen. Lt. Governor Bethnay Long-Hall handed over The Power of ONE award for year 2017 to Maria Ruffin for her dedicated community services. ndian and Chinese Classical and beautiful contemporary Dance performances were main attraction of event. 

The Power of One Team thanks all sponsors, advertisers, Food and Drink sponsors, auction item donors and volunteers who helped to make this event success.

Proceed from event will go to Dover High School Academy of Arts and Central Middle School for Visual Art Programs. As part of Global commitment will continue support Be Educated Libraries and Sharon Katz's Peace Train program of South Africa.

Event Sponsors


  • Teach International ($1500 Grand Sponsor)
  • Ashok Patel and Family (Harrington) - Andy Associates ($1000 Platinum sponsor)
  • Sam’s Club Dover DE  ($1000 Platinum sponsor)
  • Super Walmart Camden, DE  ($1000 Platinum sponsor)
  • Dr. Sambhab Kumar and Family  ($500 Gold sponsor)
  • Satish Dola and Family (www.delasoft.com)  ($500 Gold sponsor)
  • CNT Infotech (www.cntit.com)  ($500 Gold sponsor)
  • UI Builders  ($500 Gold sponsor)
  • Fix-Ur-Crack (Tajesh Patel) ($500 Gold sponsor)


  •         Advertisement  $11,950
  •         Tickets            $2990
  •         Auction           $1746
  •         Donation         $210 
  •         50/50             $62
  •         Chipotale Fundraiser  $136


  •         Food                        $549
  •         Boolet                      $535
  •         Flyer/Ticket printing    $185
  •         Dover Rentall             $416
  •         Bigs Museam Rental    $1300
  •         Award                       $88 
  •         Misc                          $172                                    
  • Fund Raised after expenses                $13,715
  • Local Community Grants                    $6600
  • Projector for Dover Cultural Exchange  $400