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Chicago Benefit 2021

Marriott Oak Brook
1401 22nd Street
Oak Brook, IL 60523
Join us for the Pratham Chicago 2021 Benefit.

Entrepreneurs Neha Desai Shah and Rattan Khosa Join Pratham USA Board

Pratham USA is pleased to announce the appointment of Neha Desai Shah and Rattan Khosa to its US board of directors. The two entrepreneurs will add to the diversity of experience of the already accomplished group.

Neha is president and co-founder of GEP, a global provider of strategy, software, and managed services to enterprise supply chain management and procurement at Fortune 500 and Global 2000 companies. A graduate of the Wharton School at the University of Pennsylvania, she is passionate about...
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Pratham Community gets into the Spirit of Giving

On Saturday, December 12, 2020, Pratham hosted its holiday event, ‘Spirit of Giving.’ It was an evening filled with music, merriment and more – all in support of Pratham’s Digital Learning Villages initiative. The event was watched by over 300 guests. The world’s first South Asian a cappella group, Penn Masala, kicked off the evening on a musical note with a lively performance, and the evening wrapped up with stand-up comedian, Amit Tandon’s, hilarious act. You can view the recording...
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Fareed Zakaria and Anil Kapoor Headline Pratham National Gala

On Saturday, July 18, 2020, Pratham hosted its first-ever national gala. More than 1100 supporters from across the US attended the virtual fundraiser, which featured CNN Host and Washington Post columnist Fareed Zakaria, Actor and Producer Anil Kapoor and Singer, Lyricist and Composer Shaan. Dubbed “Pratham Beyond: Make Learning Limitless,” the event raised $2 million, which will provide remote learning to 600,000 children in some of India’s most vulnerable communities across the country.

After welcoming attendees, Pratham USA Chairman Deepak Raj...
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2019 Chicago Gala Highlights Impact Of Collective Giving

On September 28, 2019, more than 350 Pratham supporters gathered at Rockwell on the River for the annual Chicago chapter gala. Guests took advantage of the beautiful weather and enjoyed sweeping views from the spacious deck overlooking the North Branch of the Chicago River.

During the cocktail hour, a virtual reality exhibit allowed participants to experience a typical village where Pratham works. Chicago teens who had spent two weeks during the summer interning in India as part of the Youth Leaders...
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Allstate Hosts Pratham Talk

On June 4, representatives from Pratham were invited by Allstate Insurance Company to give an informal talk at its headquarters in Northbrook, IL. Attended by more than 40 employees, the event was an opportunity for members of the Allstate community to learn more about Pratham, specifically our girls’ education program, which is supported by Allstate through its social impact investments.

Suren Gupta, Executive VP, Allstate Technology and Strategic Ventures, and a member of the Pratham USA board was on hand...
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Srinivas Reddy

Vice President
Alwar Narayanan

Executive Board
  • Rina Akolawala
  • Ketu Amin
  • Shanti Avula
  • Dilip Bhattacharjee
  • Suren Gupta
  • Shiv Iyer
  • Yev Kozachuk
  • Susan Patel
  • Krishnan Saranathan
  • Deepak Seshadri
  • Sanjjeev K. Singh
  • Praveen Sharma
  • Nageswaran Vaidyanathan