After several years of hosting events and activities aimed at engaging young professionals, Pratham Chicago is pleased to announce the formation of a formal Young Professionals (YP) committee. A launch event was held on June 5 at the home of chapter board member Deepak Sechadri. “I was happy to host the gathering,” he explained, “I feel strongly about engaging these young people as they are philanthropy leaders of the future.”
Following a presentation on Pratham’s work, experienced volunteers and staff discussed...
On Thursday, May 23, Pratham Chicago hosted an evening with adventurer, photographer and author Sam Mehta. Attendees of the event, held at the DoubleTree by Hilton Hotel in Oakbrook, IL, enjoyed a selection of 200 pictures from the former IBM executive’s books, Trilogy of Nations: Japan, Korea & China; The Silk Road; and Himalayas: People and Places.
Mehta’s books capture the fascinating cultures along the Silk Road, highlighting the elements that bind them together as well as the self-interest and individualities...
On Saturday, October 6, 2018, close to 350 prominent business leaders, dignitaries and members of the local Indian-American community gathered in downtown Chicago for the annual Pratham gala. Held at the elegant Venue SIX10, with its panoramic views of the city and Lake Michigan, the event raised $350,000 for our transformative educational programs.
In his keynote speech, Steven D. Levitt, William B. Ogden Distinguished Service Professor of Economics at the University of Chicago and co-author of Freakonomics, made his admiration of...
On August 19, Pratham Chicago hosted a 5K walk at Harms Woods in the Forest Preserve District of Cook County. The event, designed to raise awareness of Pratham’s work, drew 110 participants of all ages, roughly half of whom were new to the organization.
Once across the finish line, supporters mingled while enjoying dosas, idlis and vadas on the beautiful summer morning.
Chapter president Joher Akolawala was thrilled with the turnout: “It’s great to get people out and about, drive awareness for...
On June 13, the Pratham Young Professionals Group of Chicago hosted a special happy hour at the Sidebar Grille. Along with an opportunity to network and learn more about Pratham, the evening offered attendees a chance to meet Snigdha Gupta, a researcher at the University of Chicago and former program manager with Pratham in India.
“The young professional mixer was a great way for me to explore what Pratham is all about while getting to know people who are similarly interested...
- Ketu Amin
- Rina Akolawala
- Dilip Bhattacharjee
- Suren Gupta
- Ajay Parkhe
- Srinivas Reddy
- Krishnan Saranathan
- Deepak Seshadri
- Praveen Sharma