About India Giving Day

About India Giving Day


India Giving Day, an initiative by the India Philanthropy Alliance, is a representation of years of outreach and philanthropic work done by the IPA and its respective members. Since our inception, we have worked tirelessly in order to recognize India’s developmental goals. We have done this by providing help, resources and knowledge wherever needed, and have encouraged compassion, kindness and giving to India related causes. India Giving Day is our newest initiative, and our aim is to collectively make a decisive impact and bring dreams to life for millions of underserved across India.

About India Giving Day


India Giving Day, an initiative by the India Philanthropy Alliance, is a representation of years of outreach and philanthropic work done by the IPA and its respective members. Since our inception, we have worked tirelessly in order to recognize India’s developmental goals. We have done this by providing help, resources and knowledge wherever needed, and have encouraged compassion, kindness and giving to India related causes. India Giving Day is our newest initiative, and our aim is to collectively make a decisive impact and bring dreams to life for millions of underserved across India.

Get Involved!

Get Involved!


Everyone has something to give! Whether it be a monetary donation, time spent volunteering, or simply learning more about the key issues facing India, you can make a difference! As part of India Giving Day, we will be hosting educational webinars and online events. We encourage you to join us, invite your friends, or host a gathering of your own! Together we can do so much more to further the humanitarian and development goals of India.


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Sponsorship

Sponsorship


We are grateful to the organizations who have entrusted us with the seed money to launch this initiative and provided matching gifts of $100,000 to be used for participating organizations. A special thanks to our major sponsor Rural India Supporting Trust (RIST), our founding sponsors Sehgal Foundation, Wadhwani Impact Trust, and Raj Family Foundation, and our corporate sponsors Mastercard and Bank of America, for your constant support and encouragement. We continue to seek additional support to ensure that this National Day of Giving will provide a strong base from which to grow.


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Sponsorship


We are grateful to the organizations who have entrusted us with the seed money to launch this initiative and provided matching gifts of $100,000 to be used for participating organizations. A special thanks to our major sponsor Rural India Supporting Trust (RIST), our founding sponsors Sehgal Foundation, Wadhwani Impact Trust, and Raj Family Foundation, and our corporate sponsors Mastercard and Bank of America, for your constant support and encouragement. We continue to seek additional support to ensure that this National Day of Giving will provide a strong base from which to grow.


Interested in sponsoring #IndiaGivingDay?

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Campaign Leadership

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

Manisha Bharti
Pratham USA
Co-Chair

Sejal Desai
Akanksha Education Fund
Co-Chair

Devika Batra
Sehgal Foundation

Manisha Gandhi
Project ECHO

Paul Glick
Rural India Supporting Trust (RIST)

Kalpana Kanthan
American India Foundation (AIF)

Adam MacGregor
CRY America

National Co-Chairs


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.

Desh Deshpande
Entrepreneur, Venture Capitalist, Philanthropist

Sapphira Goradia
Executive Director, Vijay and Marie Goradia Foundation

Lata Krishnan
Co-Founder, American India Foundation

Deepak Raj
Founder and Managing Director, Raj Associates

MR Rangaswami
Entrepreneur, Investor, Philanthropist

Raju Reddy
Founder and Former CEO, Sierra Atlantic

Dr. Suri Sehgal
Founder and Chair, Sehgal Foundation

Premal Shah
Co-Founder, Kiva

Ramesh Srinivasan
Senior Partner, NY Office McKinsey & Company

Sunil Wadhwani
Founder, WISH Foundation

Ambassadors


Isheeta Ganguly
Writer, Director, and Performing Artist

Staff and Consultants

Alex Counts
Director, India Giving Day

Peg Fourré
Deputy Director, India Giving Day

Vijay Chitnis
Senior Consultant

Venky Raghavendra
Senior Adviser

Tarannum Sahar
Program Officer

Sharmila Rao Thakkar
Senior Adviser

John Weiller
Program Officer

Share the Joy of Giving

Send family, friends, and colleagues an eCard so they can make a gift to their favorite organization!

LEARN MORE SEND AN ECARD

Founding Sponsors

Sehgal

Foundation

Wadhwani

Impact Trust

Raj Family

Foundation

Special thanks to the team at Gutenberg for campaign branding and promotion.