List recognizes 100 Indian and diaspora leaders who have made significant impact with philanthropy
Indiaspora is all set to launch the 2021 Indiaspora Philanthropy Leaders List recognizing 100 Indian and diaspora leaders who have made a significant impact with their philanthropic contributions and engagement.
The nonprofit member organization of global Indian diaspora leaders will host two virtual sessions to announce the launch of the List on August 12 at 10:00 am PT (session 1) and August 13 at 10:00 am IST (session 2)
Leaders in the philanthropy ecosystem and honorees from the List will join from different countries to discuss their philanthropy, philanthropyâ€™s role in crisis, and their representation as part of the List, among other topics, it said in a media release.
The Indiaspora Lists (lists.indiaspora.org) project highlights the accomplishments of leaders of the Indian diaspora from across industries and sectors.
â€œWith each List, we pay tribute to leaders from a specific area, whether business, government, or philanthropy,â€ Indiaspora said.Â â€œOur aim is to bring greater awareness to the collective inspiration, influence, and impact of our global community.â€
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â€œIt is incredibly inspiring to see so many philanthropists from our community who have translated their success into social impact,â€ said Indiaspora Founder MR Rangaswami.
â€œThese leaders serve as an example of the importance of generosity and remind us of the many issues that need our attention.â€
Session 1 Presenters (August 12, 10:00 am PT):Â
Gururaj â€œDeshâ€ Deshpande, President and Chairman of Sparta Group LLC and Founder and Trustee of the Deshpande Foundation
Aditya Jha, Founder & Chairman of POA Educational Foundation
Lata Krishnan, Founder & Co-Chair of the American India Foundation
Ankur Vora, Chief Strategy Officer of the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation
Romesh Wadhwani, Founder, Chairman & CEO of SymphonyAI and Founder of Wadhwani Foundation
Sunil Wadhwani, Founder of SWAT Capital and Founder Donor of WISH Foundation
Sarosh Zaiwalla, Senior Partner and Founder of Zaiwalla & Co
Session 2 Presenters (August 13,10:00 am IST):Â
Anu Aga, Former Chairperson of Thermax and Founder Trustee of Teach for India
Anand Deshpande, Founder, Chairman and Managing Director of Persistent Systems
Ashish Dhawan, Founder & Chairperson of Central Square Foundation
Vikram Khanna, Associate Editor and economic affairs commentator at The Straits Times
Naghma Mulla, CEO of EdelGive Foundation
Atul Satija, Founder of The/Nudge Foundation and CEO of GiveIndia
Abhishek Sharma, CEO of Foundation Holdings
Ronnie Screwvala, Co-Founder of Swades Foundation
Zarina Screwvala, Co-Founder of Swades Foundation
The events are open to the public.Â There is no cost to attend.
What:Â 2021 Indiaspora Philanthropy Leaders List Launch
When:Â August 12, 2021 at 10:00 am PT (session 1); August 13, 2021 at 10:00 am IST (session 2)
Where:Â Â Virtual