100 Indian and diaspora leaders in philanthropy to be recognized in Indiaspora’s List

One hundred Indian and diaspora leaders who have made a significant impact with their philanthropic contributions and engagement will be recognized in Indiaspora’s 2021 Philanthropy Leaders List slated for an August 12 launch

Aug 11, 2021
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One hundred Indian and diaspora leaders who have made a significant impact with their philanthropic contributions and engagement will be recognized in Indiaspora’s 2021 Philanthropy Leaders List slated for an August 12 launch.

Indiaspora, a nonprofit member organization of global Indian diaspora leaders, does an annual listing highlighting the accomplishments of leaders of the Indian diaspora from across industries and sectors.

The launch event will consist of two virtual sessions: August 12th at 10:00 am PT (session 1) and August 13th at 10:00 am IST (session 2).    

Registration is now open for participating in the launch of the list.  

Leaders in the philanthropy ecosystem and honorees from the List will join from different countries to discuss their philanthropy, philanthropy’s role in the crisis, and their representation as part of the List.

Among the presenters of session one are Gururaj “Desh” Deshpande, president and chairman of Sparta Group and founder and trustee of the Deshpande Foundation, and Aditya Jha, founder and chairman of POA Educational Foundation.

Lata Krishnan, founder and co-chair of the American India Foundation and Ankur Vora, Chief Strategy Officer of the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation would also be there, alongside Romesh Wadhwani, founder, chairman and CEO of SymphonyAI.

Among the session two presenters are Anu Aga, former chairperson of Thermax and Founder Trustee of Teach for India, and Anand Deshpande, founder, chairman and Managing Director of Persistent Systems

Ashish Dhawan, founder and chairperson of Central Square Foundation and Vikram Khanna, Associate Editor and economic affairs commentator at The Straits Times, will be joined by Naghma Mulla, CEO of EdelGive Foundation during the session.

“With each List, we pay tribute to leaders from a specific area, whether business, government or philanthropy.  We aim to bring greater awareness to the collective inspiration, influence, and impact of our global community,” said an Indiaspora release.
 
“It is incredibly inspiring to see so many philanthropists from our community who have translated their success into social impact,” said Indiaspora Founder MR Rangaswami. “These leaders serve as an example of the importance of generosity and remind us of the many issues that need our attention.”

The link for the registration is as follows:

https://www.indiaspora.org/event/indiaspora-philanthropy-leaders-list-launch/
 
(SAM)

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