Upcoming events

Phoenix Gala 2017

Hilton Scottsdale
6333 N Scottsdale Road
Scottsdale, AZ 85250
Join us for the 2017 Pratham Phoenix Gala.

Pratham Phoenix Welcomes Spring with Traditional Holi Celebration

More than 450 members of the local Phoenix community gathered on Sunday, March 12, 2017, to celebrate the Indian festival of Holi.

Known as the “festival of colors” or the “festival of love,” Holi is a Hindu festival, observed in parts of India and Nepal, marking the end of winter and the beginning of spring. It also symbolizes rebirth, love and the triumph of good over evil.
Read more

Phoenix Launches Youth Initiative

The Phoenix chapter is proud to announce the formation of a youth group. Open to children ranging in age from 5 to 18, the group will increase awareness about child illiteracy and Pratham’s work while facilitating volunteerism in the local community.

More than 200 volunteers have joined together since January, to help collect donations and pack food boxes for the local Midwest Food Bank in Arizona and plan to have many more activities in the coming months.
Read more

Sold-Out Pratham Phoenix Gala Funds Libraries For India’s Children

On September 17, 2016, Pratham Phoenix held their annual fundraising gala at the Scottsdale Hilton ballroom, raising an impressive $200,000 for Pratham’s library program.

The sold-out evening was a wonderful balance of the serious and lighthearted, ensuring the 600 attendees had a good time while pledging their commitment to Pratham’s mission of “every child in school and learning well.”
Read more

Amit Shah Featured on the Twizted Myrtle Radio Show

On April 30, 2016, Pratham Phoenix board member Amit Shah was interviewed on the Twizted Myrtle radio show—a platform for stimulating conversations about world issues. The host engaged Amit with questions about India’s political corruption, gender inequality and Pratham’s role in breaking the cycle of poverty and illiteracy.
Read more

Geetanjali Perform Benefit Concert for Pratham

A group of professionals, mostly physicians, who share a passion for music put their collective talents to use to raise money and increase awareness within the local Indian community about Pratham.

On April 23, 2016, the group, who perform under the name Geetanjali, gave a benefit concert. The months they spent rehearsing paid off: Geetanjali’s performance was breathtaking, commanding thunderous applause from the 250 plus audience members in attendance.
Read more


Dr. Sheena Banerjee

Vice President
Amit Shah

Executive Board
  • Dr. Rajeev Agarwal
  • Dr. Asan Ariff
  • Anu Bhat
  • Sumona Bhattacharya
  • Dr. Hemasree Chaliki
  • Dr. Maninder Chatha
  • Sona Dodd
  • Dr. Ashok Garg
  • Dr. Rajeev Garg
  • Dr. Shipra Garg
  • Asha Gopal
  • Nitin Gupta
  • Suprit Gupta
  • Dr. Pankaj Jain
  • Shwaita Jain
  • Raj Kapoor
  • Priti Kaur
  • Jyutika Kothari
  • Girija Krishnamurthy
  • Ricki Mago
  • Neha Mallik
  • Shaila Murty
  • Kashmira Qureshi
  • Dr. Anjali Pandey
  • Priti Patel
  • Dr. Priya Radhakrishnan
  • Samir Sahwney
  • Dr. Simpi Sanghera
  • Anjali Shah
  • Arti Shah
  • Baiju Shah
  • Dr. Nandini Sharma
  • Harleen Singh


Tavishi and Yash's story: Cookies and Books for Pratham