Upcoming events

Chicago Gala 2018

Saturday, October 6, 2018 from 6:00 PM to 10:00 PM
Venue SIX10
610 S Michigan Avenue
Chicago, IL 60605
Save the date for the 2018 Pratham Chicago Gala.

Genpact and Wrigley CEOs Headline Annual Chicago Fundraiser

Prominent business leaders, dignitaries and members of the local Indian-American community gathered in downtown Chicago for the annual Pratham Gala on Saturday, September 9, 2017. Held at the elegant Winter Garden of the Harold Washington Center, the event was attended by 300 guests and raised $260,000 for Pratham’s award-winning education programs.

“A small amount will make big difference in a child’s life forever,” explained Allstate Executive and Chapter President Suren Gupta.
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Pratham Chicago Gala: A Night of Inspiration

More than 300 supporters, including business and community leaders, gathered together at the beautiful Winter Garden of the Harold Washington Chicago Library Center on September 24, 2016, to celebrate Pratham’s transformative work at the annual Pratham Chicago Gala. Funds raised at the event will help support literacy and learning programs for underprivileged children in rural villages and urban slum communities across India.

“When we look back at the past 20 years of our accomplishments, we cannot but feel proud of what...
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Winter Gathering at Lagunitas

On December 15, 2015, Pratham Chicago Young Professionals Group hosted a winter gathering at the TapRoom at Lagunitas Brewing Company. More than 50 people came out for this evening of food, music, craft beer and networking with peers.
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India’s Biggest Educational Challenge: How to Improve Learning

For ten years, Pratham’s Annual Status of Education Report (ASER) has informed communities and leaders that India’s elementary education is in dire straits. Only half of children in Grade 5 can read at the second-grade level or solve a simple two-digit subtraction problem. That’s about 100 million Indian children who are expected to move forward in life without having grasped the fundamentals.
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2015 Chicago Gala Attracts More Than 300 Supporters

Local business leaders and residents passionate about education turned out in full force at the Pratham Chicago Gala on September 19, 2015. Held at the Meadows Club, the annual gala celebrated Pratham’s 20th anniversary and raised $250,000 in support of our education initiatives in India.
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Joher Akolawala

Vice President
Smruti Rajagopalan

Executive Board
  • Ketu Amin
  • Rina Akolawala
  • Dilip Bhattacharjee
  • Suren Gupta
  • Ajay Parkhe
  • Srinivas Reddy
  • Krishnan Saranathan
  • Deepak Seshadri
  • Praveen Sharma