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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!

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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

Sejal Desai
Akanksha Education Fund

Minoo Gupta
President of Foundation for Excellence (FFE)

Devika Batra
Sehgal Foundation

Manisha Gandhi
Project ECHO

Paul Glick
Rural India Supporting Trust (RIST)

Kalpana Kanthan
American India Foundation (AIF)

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.

Raj Gupta
Former Chairman and CEO, Rohm and Haas

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


Isheeta Ganguly
Writer, Director, and Performing Artist

Mitali Perkins
Author of "Rickshaw Girl" and 14 other books

Fareed Zakaria
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

Alex Counts
Director, India Giving Day

Peg Fourré
Deputy Director, India Giving Day

Venky Raghavendra
Senior Adviser

Tarannum Sahar
Program Officer

Sharmila Rao Thakkar
Senior Adviser

Meenakshi Mahajan
Senior Adviser

Founding Sponsors




Impact Trust

Raj Family


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