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Nuru Project and Acumen Chapters raise $100K and look forward to DIGNITY NYC on Nov 9

When we first met Acumen Fund CEO Jacqueline Novogratz, she asked, “What’s your dream?”

Nuru Project was fresh off the first DIGNITY NYC, a wonderfully successful fundraising photo auction that Nuru Project curated for New York for Acumen in July 2009. We pitched Jacqueline on DIGNITY auctions traveling through other Acumen chapters as they opened around the world.

Eighteen months later, Nuru Project and eight of Acumen Fund’s chapters have passed a major milestone: over $100,000 raised at DIGNITY photo auctions!

After the first New York event, DIGNITY traveled through Acumen chapters in SF, Chicago, Toronto, Dubai, Karachi, DC, Vancouver, and London, with a total attendance of over 1,500 people.

In a recent newsletter, Jacqueline noted the important role their chapters play in spreading Acumen’s ideas. Nuru Project and Acumen Fund’s Chapters are honored to be working towards this mission.

We’re excited to bring DIGNITY back to NYC on November 9th in honor of Acumen Fund’s 10-Year Anniversary. We hope will be New York for Acumen’s largest fundraiser to date.

We will showcase a variety of beautiful prints from renowned photographers that illustrate Acumen Fund’s vision and values. The exhibit will include a number of prints for sale, as well as a smaller number of limited edition prints for silent auction. DIGNITY NYC will be hosted at Studio 450—a beautiful duplex penthouse loft located at 450 West 31st Street.

We hope you join us for this evening of cocktails and hors d’oeuvres and beautiful photos. Acumen Fund’s own Jacqueline Novogratz will be making an appearance at the beginning of the event.

You can buy tickets to the event here.

Dignity NYC
Wednesday, November 9th 6 – 10pm
Studio 450 @ 450 West 31st Street

DIGNITY continues to be a thoroughly collaborative process. Special thanks to:

Aaron Huey, Acumen Fund’s Business Development team, Adam Crockett, Aesha Arif, Agence VU, Akash Trivedi, Aki Kaltenbach, Ali Jamal Jaffery, Alixandra Fazzina/Noor, Ami Vitale, Anissa Kermali Punjani, Anjelika Deogirikar, Ashley Lawson, Aun Rahman, Ben Hudson, Bertrand Meunier/Tendence Floue, Brooklyn Breweries, Carrie Ting, Chicago for Acumen, Chris McAleenan, Christian Als/Panos, Clementine Jagot, Daniel Berehulak/Getty, Daniel Murray, DC for Acumen, Diya Khalil, Donysha Smith, Dubai for Acumen, Emmanuelle Chiche, Erica Dhawan, Erin Little, Erin Trimble, Espen Rasmussen/Panos, Evelyn Hockstein, Farhat Umar, Favad Soomro, Ganesh Kumar, Getty Images, Haroun Habib, Heidi Krauel, Hima Batavia, Jakob Dall, James Whitlow Delano/Redux, James Wu, Jason Tanner, Jason Wallis, JB Reed, Jeremy Higgs, Jo-Ann Tan, Johan Bavman/Moment, Johann Rousellot, Karthik Janakiraman, Kathryn Obermaier/Sombra Projects, Lauren Jolliff, Magnum Foundation, Marvi Lacar/Reportage by Getty Images, Massimo Berruti/Agence VU, Matthew Watson, Meaghan Casey, Mediha Abdulhay, Meher Jaffri, Michael Margolis, Mikkel Ostergaard/Panos, Miranda Franco, Misbah Naqvi, Modernage Photographic Labs, Mohammed Syed, Molly Alexander, Moment Agency, Monica Yeung, Muneeb Ali, Natasha Qamar, Nathan Laurell, Naveed Ahmad, Nicole Orillac, Nina Sharma West, Noor Images, Nuru Project, Olivia Arthur/Magnum, Omri Bloch, Pakistan for Acumen, Palani Mohan/Reportage by Getty Images, Panos, Pauline Nguyen, Peggy Willett, Per-Anders Petterson/Reportage by Getty Images, Pieter Ten Hoopen/Agence VU, Rabia Ahmed, Rabia Sarwar Qari, Randy Olson/Olson & Farlow, Raul Gallego Abellan, Redux, Reportage by Getty Images, Riccardo Venturi/Contrasto, Ryan Blackburn, Salima Rawji, Sara Irshad, Sarah Reintjes, Sarina Cass, Sasha Dichter, Seth Nemeroff, SF for Acumen, Sombra Projects, Sonya Khan, Stefan Mustain, Steve McCurry/Magnum, Susan Meiselas/Magnum, Tanya Rumble, Teru Kuwayama/Basetrack, The New York Times, Theos Stamoulis, TJ Rak, Tomas Munita, Toronto for Acumen, Tyler Hicks/The New York Times, Vancouver for Acumen, Wendy Wecksell, Yasir Arif Herekar, Yasmina Zaidman, Young Professional for Acumen, Zackary Canepari/Panos, Zee Morin.

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