Educate Lanka with your VOTE!
Dec 24, 2009
The Educate Lanka Foundation, Inc., a non-profit organization based in the Greater Washington D.C. area, has been selected among the top 100 most voted charities on Facebook and has won a $25,000 donation from Chase Bank. Educate Lanka, the only Sri Lankan charity to achieve this esteemed recognition, competed against over 500,000 other U.S. based 501 (C) 3 charities in the first round of the Chase Community Giving Program.

The 100 selected charities now have the opportunity to compete in the 2nd round of the competition to contend for the top prize of $1 million from Chase Bank. The 5 runners up will each receive a donation of $100,000. The winners of the second round will be chosen through a week long voting period on Facebook, starting from January 15th, 2010. During this week, Facebook users will have the opportunity to vote for Educate Lanka Foundation by using the direct link below -

In the meantime, you can join the following Group and Event to be reminded of the Voting dates and to learn more about Educate Lanka's efforts -

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Educate Lanka Foundation was founded in 2006 with a mission of empowering underprivileged students in Sri Lanka to achieve a quality education. The Foundation is operated on a 100% volunteer basis by the young Sri Lankan expatriates in the U.S. Educate Lanka currently provides its scholarships to about 200 deserving students from all age groups throughout Sri Lanka. It currently contributes $25,000 annually for these scholarships. Thus far, the fundraising has been conducted primarily through individual sponsorships of students and through various fundraising events carried out in the U.S.

With a donation of $1 million, Educate Lanka is confident of expanding its efforts by providing scholarships to thousands of more deserving students and undertaking educational infrastructure projects in Sri Lanka. With such a large donation, the Foundation also wishes to expand its scholarship model to other developing countries. For more information on Educate Lanka Foundation, please visit its website -