On the 10th of October, 350 friends and supporters of Children’s Hope India gathered at Guastavino’s, for our Annual Gala Fundraiser. This beautiful venue was made even more scintillating by our guests, who sparkled at our first proper post-COVID gala. Our cocktail hour showcased the generosity of our Spice Journey partners—Rohit Gawali and Rockey’s Liqueur, Spice Symphony, Beneres, and Indian Table— and an array of silent auction items. Our longtime supporter and friend, Tinku Jain’s introduction opened doors to a magical time. The evening resonated with the unforgettable voice and music of Chandrika Tandon, CHI’s 2023 Woman of Distinction, accompanied by the Young People’s Chorus of NY as she released her newest Emmy nominated album, “Ammu”. We were fortunate to have NYC Mayor, Eric Adams whose rousing speech was received with heartfelt applause.
The attention with which our friends watched our videos and testimonies from the field showed in an enthusiastic Live Auction. Each paddle that was raised, confirmed that hundreds of children would receive quality education, from the cradle to a successful career. The generosity of our guests gave us the ability to include more children, especially girls in our 30/30 Education Initiative, introduced in 2022. We thank each and every one of you for committing to help CHI continue our work with India’s often-invisible poor.
CHI’s three honorees are remarkable men and women with a common thread: they all have been friends of the organization for decades.
Lotus Award: Prashant Bhuyan, CEO and Founder of Accrete
Rising Stars: Raj and Sujata Vanjani, CEO and COO of TPC
Making a Difference: Nari Pohani
We thank them for their continuing support and we thank each and every one of you for coming and making the 2023 Gala a success! For those who couldn’t make it, we’ll look forward to seeing you next year!
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