About CATS

Capitol Area Telugu Society (CATS) is a 501©(3) non-profit organization devoted to the awareness and promotion of Telugu culture in the Washington D.C. Metro Area. It has been granted a non-profit organization status by Department of Treasury and any donations provided to CATS are 100% tax deductible. Formed in 2005, it intends to be the best amongst the Indo-American organizations.

CATS was formed primarily to provide a choice for Telugus and to expand on services provided to Telugus in the Capitol Area. CATS will be providing new services in several areas. CATS will be active and contribute back to communities we live in through:

  • Volunteering and Charitable activities
  • Organizing and hosting cultural events, festivals, performances, picnics and exhibitions that showcase diverse traditions, arts, and heritage.
  • Professional Development
  • Business Development
  • Linking youth to the Telugu owned businesses via internships and mentorships, a long overdue service that our community needs
  • Participation in the local, regional, and national social, cultural, and sports activities

Also, CATS is bringing forth a novel idea by providing a platform to anyone in the community to bring forward a new idea in the interest of the community to be fully developed into a project (a small idea or a big one). This allows the organization to be very open by serving as an "incubator" for great ideas.

Finally, CATS is an innovator when it comes to new ideas and is designed to be the "next-generation" type of organization. For example, there is strong emphasis to include our youth in the operational aspects of the organization.

President Message

Gopal Nunna


Dear Valued-Members and Well-Wishers,
Capital Area Telugu Society (CATS) is a non-profit organization that serves the Telugu community in the Washington DC metro area, which includes Northern Virginia and Maryland

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