Honoring Our Patrons
Next Generation Nepal’s success would not be possible without the ongoing support of our patrons and supporters.
We would like to extend sincere thanks to the following people for their continuous support to NGN and its work with displaced children and their families.
An American interior designer, author, TV host and television personality, Nate Berkus runs the Chicago interior design firm, Nate Berkus Associates and has been a regularly featured guest on “The Oprah Winfrey Show,” offering design advice to viewers, as well as coordinating surprise makeovers for people’s home. He has released numerous lines of products and authored several books. Berkus has and continues to support NGN including emceeing NGN’s Gala in the spring of 2014 and summer of 2015.
Born in Singapore and raised in Kathmandu, Prabal Gurung is one of the top fashion designers in the world after launching his own line in 2009. His designs are favoured by First Lady Michelle Obama, the Duchess of Cambridge Kate Middleton and numerous others in high profile positions and he honors NGN and the work we do in his home country of Nepal.
Amanda Tapping enjoys a fulfilling career in television and film, having starred in Stargate: SG1 and its spinoffs. More recently Tapping played Dr. Helen Magnus on the television series Sanctuary; a project she had been nurturing from its inception on the internet. Tapping also supports various charities and organizations and, in 2009, tapping launched the charitable foundation Sanctuary for Kids to support both local and global children’s charities, including NGN. She was recently awarded The Jules Verne Award in Paris for her humanitarian work.
PLANet Systems Group develops and markets computer software products for a wide variety of industries and government organizations. PLANet Systems Group also provides consulting services relating to our products including in-house and on-site training, customer support and maintenance, and customized development. PLANet Systems Group hosts NGN’s website and continues to provide their essential pro bono design and management services.
An industry leader in accessible luxury handbags, accessories, footwear and apparel, Rebecca Minkoff’s playful and subtly edgy designs can be spotted around the world on young women and celebrities alike. In 2011, she won industry recognition when she was awarded the Breakthrough Designer Award from the Accessories Council. Rebecca is an active member of the CFDA and supports multiple philanthropies including Next Generation Nepal.