The Akanksha Fund Gala

May 10, 2019 6:30 pm

Cipriani, 25 Broadway, New York, NY, USA

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The Akanksha Fund Inc.


The Akanksha Fund is a registered not-for-profit publicly supported 501(c)(3) charity that raises support and builds awareness in the U.S. for educational opportunities for disadvantaged children in India.

Through grants to the Akanksha Foundation in India, we assist some of the most marginalized children in maximizing their potential. Akanksha started with the simple belief that all children, regardless of their background, have limitless potential and deserve a chance to discover this potential. Akanksha is helping to bridge India's educational gap through policy reform on a national level and by piloting best in class model schools that develop future global leaders.

Akanksha is the largest urban network of schools under a public-private partnership model in India and
runs 21 schools across Mumbai and Pune, serving over 8,000 students and 2,500 alumni.

2019 Gala Host Committee


Nymrata and Yunus Bickici
Lorie and David Broser
Natasha Garg and Brijesh Goel
Sunayna Jain and Sachin Jindal
Karishma and Abhay Javeri
Varianny and Vineet Kapur
Hansika Malkani and Sumit Laddha
Ameesha and Akshay Mansukhani
Kirsten and Carl Oppenheimer
Reshma Patel
Medha Prakash and Milind Mehere
Kate Shoemaker and Anand Srinivasan

The Akanksha Fund U.S. Board of Directors


Ramesh Srinivasan, President
Sarah Roberts, Vice President
Brande Stellings, Secretary
Fally Malkani, Treasurer
Vandana Goyal
Colette Haider
Shankar Iyer
Bharti Malkani
Prakash Melwani
Ronald Rolfe
Punya Shah

Program


6:00 p.m. - 7:15 p.m.: Cocktail Reception

Welcome Address
Ramesh Srinivasan, Board President, The Akanksha Fund, U.S.
Meher Pudamjee, Board President, The Akanksha Foundation, India

Akanksha's Vision & Impact
Saurabh Taneja, CEO, The Akanksha Foundation, India

Dinner Service

Fireside Chat
Boman Irani, Actor and Special Guest
Prajwal Gayen, 8th Grade Student, Akanksha's DN Nagar School
Nirjala Nakul, 8th Grade Student, Akanksha's Sitaram Mill School

Pledge Drive
Boman Irani, Actor and Special Guest
Gouri Sadhwani, Executive Director, The Akanksha Fund, U.S.

Closing Remarks
Gouri Sadhwani, Executive Director, The Akanksha Fund, U.S.

9:30 p.m. - 10:30 p.m.: Dessert Reception

Thank you to our Gala Supporters


President's Circle
Indira Foundation (Sindhu and Avi Nash)
Steadview Capital Management (Nicolette and Ravi Mehta)

Ambassadors
Shikha and Girish Bhakoo
Sunita and Shankar Iyer
Nathalie and Leo Joseph
Charuta Joshi and Ramesh Srinivasan
Bharti Malkani and Vijay Jayant
Anjali and Prakash Melwani

Classroom Circle
Lorie and David Broser
Saroj and Sreedhar Menon
Anna and Tajar Varghese

Principal Circle
JLL Partners LLC

Teacher Circle
Nymrata and Yunus Bickici
Blank Rome
Sara Darehshori and Ronald Rolfe
Equian
Colette and Jawad Haider
HG Vora Capital Management
Sunayna Jain and Sachin Jindal
Fally and Vikram Malkani
Kirtna Pai and Asheet Mehta
Malabar Investments
Milbank
Morgan Stanley Private Wealth Management
Sarah and David Roberts
Schulte Roth & Zabel LLP
Punya and Vimal Shah
Brande and David Stellings

Artist Circle
Blackstone Charitable Foundation
EXL
Karishma and Abhay Javeri
Varianny and Vineet Kapur
Hansika Malkani and Sumit Laddha
Kirsten and Carl Oppenheimer
Medha Prakash and Milind Mehere
Nilima and Vivek Ragavan
Kate Shoemaker and Anand Srinivasan
Sejal Vora and Prashant Patel

Leaders
Rona S. Kiley
Ruyintan Mehta
Harsh Narang
Vatsala Deora

Friends
Junoon
Nomadworks

Corporate sponsors

Contact Us

The Akanksha Fund
Questions? Reach out to Kadambari Desai

Location

Cipriani, 25 Broadway, New York, NY, USA

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