Give exists to alleviate poverty by enabling the world to give. Established in 2000, Give, together with its partners, is the largest and most trusted giving platform in India. Give enables individuals and organizations to raise and donate funds conveniently to any cause they care about, with offerings including crowdfunding, corporate giving, cause marketing, and philanthropy consulting. Give’s community of 2.6M+ donors supports 2,800+ verified nonprofits, serving 15M+ people across the country.

In the inaugural year of our partnership, Give and Indiaspora are jointly hosting the Indiaspora-Give Philanthropy Summit on October 28, 2022 at the Consulate General of India, New York.

Our philanthropy summit will bring together leading philanthropists, foundations, and nonprofits to share insights about recent shifts and opportunities in philanthropy to India, understand pressing social issues in the United States, and explore how we can collectively work towards solutions.

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09:00 AM

Coffee and Registration 


 Philanthropy to India, Session 2 
A Global Partnership to Scale Giving to India

Speakers: MR Rangaswami, Founder, Indiaspora
Sumit Tayal, Chief Operating Officer, Give
Sunil Wadhwani, Founder, WISH Foundation; Co-Founder, Wadhwani Institute for Artificial Intelligence

Observations and Reflections on the Opportunity for Philanthropy in India
Speaker: Nidhi Sahni, Partner & Head of US Advisory, Bridgespan

 Panel Discussion:
Perspectives on India, Climate Change, and Vulnerable Communities

Moderator: Shefali Mehta, Founder & Lead Principal, Open Rivers Consulting Associates

Speakers: Kamal Bawa, Founder-President, Ashoka Trust for Research in Ecology and the Environment (ATREE)
Ajaita Shah, Founder & CEO, Frontier Markets
Satya Tripathi, Secretary-General, Global Alliance for a Sustainable Planet, United Nations Environment Programme

 Philanthropy to India, Session 3  
 Short Film & Panel Discussion:
The Barefoot Empress
Moderator: Jay Shetty, Executive Producer, The Barefoot Empress 

Speakers: Heather Ibrahim-Leathers, Founder, Global Fund for Widows 
Keyur Shah, Vice Chairman & Treasurer, Leap to Shine 

Working Towards a TB-Free India
Speaker: Manoj Jain, MD MPH, Infectious Disease Physician



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 Social Impact in the United States 
 Talent Spotlight: 
The Reskilling Journey, Personal Stories Shared by PeopleShores Employees: Christiny Celestin and Kevin Spearman

 Panel Discussion: 
Developing the US Workforce: Closing the Opportunity Gap Together
Moderator: Ashwin Bharath, CEO, Revature

Speakers: Angie Kamath, Dean of NYU School of Professional Studies, Murali Vullaganti, Founder & Executive Chairman, PeopleShores
Eric Westphal, Associate Vice President, Global Workforce Strategy and Operations, Cognizant

The Future of the Workforce

Speaker: Ravi Kumar, Workforce Development Thought Leader

Coffee Break

India Philanthropy Alliance: Youth Essay Competition and India Giving Day 
Introduction to the India Philanthropy Alliance and Its Youth Essay Competition
Speakers: Alex Counts, Director, IPA, Deepak Raj, Founder and Managing Director, Raj Associates 
MR Rangaswami, Founder, Indiaspora 

Youth Perspectives on Social Impact Issues in India
Moderator: Mona Shah, Independent Consultant

Speakers: Riya Balaji, Middle School Essay Competition Winner
Esha Gadi, High School Essay Competition Winner,
 Chinmayi Joshi, High School Essay Competition Runner-Up
Discussion of the India Giving Day Campaign to Culminate on March 2, 2023
Speakers: Vijay Chitnis, Consultant, Sejal Desai, Executive Director, Akanksha Education Fund
Jay Sehgal, Executive Vice President, Sehgal Foundation

Closing Remarks


October 28, 2022 | New York, NY

Philanthropy Summit 2022

09:30 AM

 Philanthrophy to India, Session 1
Opening Remarks: Consul General Mr. Randhir Jaiswal

 Keynote Address: 
Leveraging Entrepreneurship and Innovation for Sustainable Social Change

Speaker: Desh Deshpande, Co-Founder, Deshpande Foundation

 Panel Discussion: 

Giving to India: Reflections on the Role and Impact of Diaspora Philanthropy

Moderator: Gouri Sadhwani, Adjunct Professor, CUNY School of Labor and Urban Studies
Speakers: Dinyar Devitre, Vice Chairman, Pratham Education Foundation
Narendra Mulani, AI Advisor & Investor, 
Mona Shah, Independent Consultant

10:45 AM

Coffee Break

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