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Indian-American Shefali Duggal appointed as member of Holocaust Memorial Council

Jun 5, 2014 14:14 IST

Shefali Razdan Duggal, the top Indian-American fundraiser was appointed as the member of the US Holocaust Memorial Council on 3 June 2014 by US President Barack Obama.

About Shefali Razdan Duggal

• She was a co-chair of Obama Victory Trustees
• At time of this appointment as Member in the Holocaust Memorial Council she was a member of the Democratic National Committee’s (DNC) National Finance Committee and National co-chair of the DNC’s Women’s Leadership forum
• She is a member of the National Board of Directors for Emily’s List, the Human Rights Watch California Committee North, and the National Advisory Board of Doctors for America.
• She is also on the National Advisory Board of Beyond Bollywood at the Smithsonian Museum She is a senior advisor for the South Asian American Digital Archive (SAADA)

About United States Holocaust Memorial Council
The US Holocaust Memorial Council was established in 1980 by the Congress to lead the nation in commemorating the Holocaust and raise private funds for and build US Holocaust Memorial Museum. The Council consists of 55 members and meets twice in a year. The members of the council are appointed by the president, as well as five members each from the Senate and House of Representatives and three ex-officio members from the Departments of Education, Interior, and State. Presidential appointments serve for a five-year term and 11 members’ terms expire each year.

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