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Akanksha Education Fund's 2020 Gala



The Akanksha Education Fund's annual gala is an inspiring evening featuring Akanksha's most ardent supporters, leadership, students, young professionals and others from our network in the U.S.  

This year we underscore the power of love: join us as we highlight the impact of Akanksha's love on the lives of India's most under-served children and celebrate the big hearts that support us!

Saturday, October 24, 2020
7:00 p.m. Cocktails
8:00 p.m. Dinner and Program
Festive Attire

About Us

For over 23 years, the Akanksha Education Fund has connected donors to education initiatives in India.
We enable individuals, foundations and corporations in the U.S. to help end the cycle of poverty and
promote healthy democracies through impact driven programs.

Thanks to your support, Akanksha is able to run 21 best-in-class schools
for 10,000 under-resourced children in Mumbai and Pune, India.

At Akanksha, we connect big hearts to big needs.

2020 Gala Host Committee (in formation)


Nymrata and Yunus Bickici
Lorie and David Broser
Priya and Gaurav Hariani
Shauna and Remi Hinduja
Sunayna Jain and Sachin Jindal
Karishma and Abhay Javeri
Seema and Raj Shah

The Akanksha Education Fund U.S. Board of Directors


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

2020 Gala Supporters

Akanksha President's Circle

Steadview Capital Management, Ravi and Nicolette Mehta

Akanksha Ambassadors

Shikha and Girish Bhakoo
Indira Foundation, Avi and Sindhu Nash
Sunita and Shankar Iyer 
Nathalie and Leo Joseph
Charuta Joshi and Ramesh Srinivasan
Bharti Malkani and Vijay Jayant
Anjali and Prakash Melwani 

Akanksha Diplomats

Sara Darehshori and Ronald Rolfe
Colette and Jawad Haider 
Fally and Vikram Malkani 
Sarah and David Roberts
Kate Shoemaker and Anand Srinivasan
Brande and David Stellings 

Contact Us

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Pier60, Chelsea Piers, New York, NY, USA

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