About India Giving Day
We Did It!
Hooray! India Giving Day was a resounding success, and it's all because of YOU!
So many of you reached out to your communities, friends and networks and built an extraordinary momentum for this movement. We are grateful to our sponsors who believed in India Giving Day when it was only a dream. Our national co-chairs and ambassadors who stood by us as we navigated our way through this first-time adventure. The many organizations who are doing life changing work in India. And to the good people, like you, who gave so generously.
Thank you for being a part of our inaugural India Giving Day. We'll see you in 2024!
We did it!
Thank you for making the first annual India Giving Day a great success! Together we have made a decisive impact and bring dreams to life for millions of underserved across India.
Prize winners announced!
Congratulations to all India Giving Day prize winners and a huge thanks to those who helped each organization earn them!
India Giving Day is being guided under the leadership of our Co-Chairs, Sejal Desai, Executive Director of Akanksha Education Fund, and Manisha Bharti, Global Executive and CEO of Pratham USA. They are supported by a team of exceptionally passionate changemakers and joined by leading philanthropists, business leaders, and performing artists. Our heartfelt thanks to all who are lending their time, talent, and resources to this campaign.
Campaign Steering Committee
Akanksha Education Fund
President of Foundation for Excellence (FFE)
Rural India Supporting Trust (RIST)
American India Foundation (AIF)
National co-chairs are individuals whose generous and thoughtful giving over many years make them philanthropic
role models for those interested in giving to India.
Former Chairman and CEO, Rohm and Haas
Entrepreneur, Venture Capitalist, Philanthropist
Executive Director, Vijay and Marie Goradia Foundation
Co-Founder, American India Foundation
Founder and Managing Director, Raj Associates
Entrepreneur, Investor, Philanthropist
Founder and Former CEO, Sierra Atlantic
Dr. Suri Sehgal
Founder and Chair, Sehgal Foundation
Senior Partner, NY Office McKinsey & Company
Founder, WISH Foundation
Writer, Director, and Performing Artist
Author of "Rickshaw Girl" and 14 other books
Journalist, Political Commentator, and Author
Chitra Banerjee Divakaruni
Award-winning author, poet, activist, and teacher
Kriti Sarav — Youth Ambassador
Podcaster and educator on financial literacy for teens
Arjun Athalye — Youth Ambassador
Actor, Are You Afraid of the Dark? (2019) and Just Beyond (2021)
Staff and Consultants
Director, India Giving Day
Deputy Director, India Giving Day
Sharmila Rao Thakkar
Special thanks to the team at Gutenberg for campaign branding and promotion.