International entertainer to headline Designer Tabletop Gala

Posted: April 29, 2013

HOWELL – Donna D’Cruz can be found on the red carpet at Fashion Week in New York and the covers of national magazines such as Paper, Style, and even Modern Bride. She also can be found entertaining jet-setting crowds in St. Tropez that include celebrities such as P. Diddy.

Saturday, May 4, D’Cruz will host the After Party at the Cleary University’s Designer Tabletop Gala to support student scholarships. Tickets for the After Party are $50 and include two drinks. Tickets for the After Party are available at or by calling 517-586-3009.

"I've heard great things about Cleary University,” said D’Cruz. “I'm delighted to be a part of your Designer Tabletops Gala! Bring your dancing shoes and get ready for a fabulous night!”

Born in India and raised in Australia, D’Cruz’s unique flare is evidenced by the custom designed Swarovski bejeweled headphones. She has been described as a trendsetter by Conde Naste Publications and was referred to as one of the “Most Beautiful People” by Paper Magazine in 2007.

While there is no shortage of style for D’Cruz, there is plenty of substance to this exotic beauty.

She runs Rasa Music, sister record label of Australian Music International, which was formed in 1991. The label includes artists such as Ladysmith Black Mambazo, Prince Fatty and Suphala.

In 1997 she founded Rasa Living, a lifestyle brand focused on creating tools and music for health and enlightenment. Self-help guru Deppak Chopra is a regular collaborator with D’Cruz and she often donates performance revenues to various charities, including the Red Cross.

“Donna’s enthusiasm and passion about music and life permeates the whole atmosphere and that includes me – I become a part of that atmosphere,” Deepak Chopra said of D’Cruz in a 2011 interview.

“My dream is to show the world that music has the power to drive our humanity forward and change our consciousness. Music, poetry, art and dance are our necessary spiritual sustenance like food for our collective souls,” said D’Cruz.