Akanksha’s Second Annual Gala a Resounding Success
On Tuesday, May 9th, we were honored to celebrate the Akanksha Fund’s second annual Gala, The Stories Behind the Numbers. This year, we looked behind Akanksha’s statistical achievements to reveal the individual success stories.
The event featured speeches from Ramesh Srinivasan, Akanksha Fund Board President; Vandana Goyal, Outgoing CEO of the Akanksha Foundation; Saurabh Taneja, Incoming CEO of the Akanksha Foundation; Mrunal Khadke, Akanksha School Alumna; Vineet Kapur, U.S. Akanksha Supporter; Shubhangi Nagaria, Akanksha Center Alumna; Pooja Wagh, Akanksha Center Alumna.
Thank you to all of our speakers, Host Committee, volunteers, and supporters for making our Gala a resounding success.
With the help of our fantastic supporters, we exceeded our goal and raised over $600,000! If you’d still like to help contribute to our second annual Gala and support Akanksha students as they create their own stories, you can! Please click here.
Please check back for updates on our upcoming events and for info on next year’s gala.
To view our entire Gala photo album, please click here.
View this year’s speeches below:
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A recent fundraiser called, the 3 on 3 Classic, was a basketball tournament that brought together over 50 children and friends in Chicago came together to play hard, donating their time, energy, money, and effort to enact change for children in India through the Akanksha Foundation. They raised $2,560 to buy supplies for Mahalaxmi School in Mumbai.
Akanksha Fund’s April 2014 Reception in NYC, hosted by Dr. and Mrs. Sen.
Akanksha Fund’s Donor Reception, Junoon NYC April 2014
Akanksha Fund’s Donor Reception, Junoon NYC April 2015