"What appeals to me the most about Sukarya is its holistic approach to address all critical issues of women & children living in the slums and villages. These issues range from education to basic health care to economic empowerment. Also important is the sense of inclusiveness in the process of intervention, so every one has a role to play as a stakeholder. That's the beauty". - James Donaldson.
Seattle NBA Star James Donaldson has agreed to be the Ambassador for Global Change for Sukarya to help raise awareness and funds for Sukarya's programs on underprivileged women, children and adolescent girls living in the slums and hard-to-reach villages in the states of Delhi, Rajasthan, Haryana and Uttar Pradesh.
After being drafted by the Seattle SuperSonics in the 1979 NBA draft he continued his NBA league career for 20 years and played for San Diego (later Los Angeles) Clippers, Dallas Mavericks, New York Nicks and Utah Jazzs. During the 1984–85 NBA season, he led the league in field goal percentage at 0.637 — still one of the ten highest percentages in NBA history.
Donaldson cites Artis Gilmore, Darryl Dawkins, Moses Malone, Truck Robinson and Maurice Lucas as some of the strongest players he played against early in his career. He left the league in 1995, with 8,203 career points, 7,492 career rebounds and 1,267 career blocks. He played in 957 NBA games without ever attempting a 3-point shot, a record among players from the 3-point era. Upon retiring, Donaldson settled in the Seattle area, where he runs the Donaldson Clinic, a physical therapy business in Mill Creek, Washington. He was also the Director of the Tacoma College Success Foundation in 2010.