Rotary Club of Irvine Member Summary
Member since 1994 | Paul Harris Society | PH+7
Top Causes: Peace and Conflict Resolution
Current Professional Role: President / Executive Director – Ektaa Center
As Executive Director of the Ektaa Center, Harish Murthy has been producing all of the events since its inception. Besides the Ektaa Center, he serves on the Board of the Rotary Club of Irvine and as a representative on the Senior Citizens Council of the City of Irvine. He served as the Chairperson for the Kaleidoscope Festival, produced by the Multicultural Arts Council of Orange County in the 90’s, overseeing a budget of over $100,000.
With over 25 years of professional marketing and sales experience, he was the Founding Member of the Ektaa Center and responsible for building the programs and infrastructure for the organization. Harish has forged effective relations with the larger Indo American community and spearheads the effort to raise funds through corporate and business sponsors in the community. A long term resident of Orange County, he is committed to create an environment with opportunities for better understanding of the diverse cultures of the community.
Through Harish’s work at the Ektaa Center, he creates awareness and understanding of the traditional arts of India, using diverse medium such as dance, music, theater and other related arts to help build better communities in Southern California. Harish strives to foster cross-cultural exchange in this multi ethnic community. He believes education and knowledge of cultures creates better communities.
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