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2003 Year-end appeal for funds

December 5, 2003

Fellow IIT Kharagpur alumni,

The year-end is approaching fast. Soon you will be planing your 2003 taxes and charitable donations. We would like you to make IIT Foundation one of your preferred choices for year-end giving.

In February 2003 we formally launched Vision 2020 - a fundraising initiative aimed at generating $200 million in endowment funds for IIT Kharagpur by the year 2020. The Vision 2020 Team is responsible for IIT Foundation's overall fundraising efforts.

IIT Kharagpur requires your support to enhance and sustain its status as the leading technical educational institute in the world. IIT Kharagpur must have world-class infrastructure (labs, equipment, etc.), attract and retain world-class faculty, and attract the best students at all levels. All three elements require financial resources.

Currently we are raising funds for four major programs:

  1. Advanced VLSI Lab: Approximately $125,000 per year for 3 more years starting Fall, 2003
  2. G.S. Sanyal School of Telecom: $30,000 per year, Endowment Amount $0.6 Million.
  3. Distinguished Lecture Series: $50,000 per year, Endowment Amount: $1 Million
  4. Visiting Faculty: $12,000 per semester per visiting faculty, Endowment Amount: $0.5 Million per visiting faculty for both semesters, per year. The need is for at least 1-2 visiting faculty per department per semester.

You can mail the check to IIT Foundation, P.O. Box P. O. Box 27824 Omaha, NE 68127-9821 or contribute online: http://www.iitfoundation.org/donate .

If you have any questions regarding Vision 2020 feel free to contact any one of us or visit http://www.iitfoundation.org/giving .

IIT Kharagpur, the Vision 2020 Team and we are counting on you for your generous contributions.

Warm regards,

Arjun Malhotra (1970 ECE RP)
Chairman Vision 2020 Initiative

Shailendra "Shail" Kumar (1987 ME RK)
Vice President, IIT Foundation
Executive-in-Charge Vision 2020 Initiative

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