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Phoenix

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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Postponement of Phoenix Gala to Fall 2020

We are closely following the developments related to the Covid-19 (Coronavirus) and like you, we are approaching the situation with an abundance of caution to ensure the health and safety of our families, employees, volunteers, and supporters. Accordingly, with a heavy heart we have decided to postpone the upcoming Pratham Phoenix Gala on April 11, 2020.  Since the situation is fluid we are holding off on committing to a new date for the gala as we continue to monitor the situation....
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Another Successful Readathon for Pratham Phoenix

Led by chapter board member Aishwarya Adyanthaya, Pratham Phoenix completed the 2019 Readathon with impressive results. 18 avid readers aged five to twelve participated in the annual campaign, which encourages kids in the US to read while raising money for underprivileged children in India. It is an ideal way for the whole family to get involved with Pratham.

“The Readathon helps educate our children that are growing up here in US about the issues with education in India,” explained Chapter President...
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Phoenix Launches Young Professionals Group

The Phoenix Young Professionals Group is officially up and running. On August 18, 2019, representatives of the fledging group, which consists of recent college graduates working in the Phoenix area and graduate students at Arizona State University (ASU), were on hand at a welcome event for incoming ASU students, where more than 75 people expressed their interest in joining.

At their first official meeting, held the following week, Dr. Punam Ohri, local board member and YP group advisor; Samyukta Subramanian, program...
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Pratham Gala Celebrates Collective Impact of Phoenix Community

On Saturday, April 27, local Pratham supporters gathered for the annual Phoenix Gala. Held at the Arizona Biltmore Hotel, the event brought together 300 guests, raising $400K for our education programs in India.

“Why should 26 individuals make as much as 3.8 billion people in the world?” asked the night’s keynote speaker, Dr. Steve Narang, CEO of Banner University Medical Center. In a speech stressing our collective responsibility to give back to the less fortunate, he declared, “There is no...
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Leadership

President
Dr. Sheena Banerjee

Advisory Board
  • Dr. Shalini Agarwal
  • Dr. Maninder Chatha
  • Alka Das
  • Dr. Wishwdeep Dhillon
  • Dr. Rajeev Garg
  • Rajesh Menon
  • Drs Anjali Roy and Hemant Pandey
  • Dr. Shruti Parasher
  • Milan Patel
  • Sanat Patel
  • Dr. Priya Radhakrishnan
  • Dr. Mandeep Rai
  • Dr. Simpi Sanghera
  • Anu Venugopal

Executive Board
  • Aishwarya Adyanthaya
  • Dr. Asan Ariff
  • Anu Bhat
  • Sumona Bhattacharya
  • Dr. Hemasree Chaliki
  • Sona Dodd
  • Dr. Ashok Garg
  • Dr. Shipra Garg
  • Asha Gopal
  • Dr. Nishant Gupta
  • Dr. Pankaj Jain
  • Priti Kaur
  • Girija Krishnamurthy
  • Neha Mallik
  • Kinal Movalia
  • Dr. Punam Ohri- Vachaspati
  • Kashmira Qureshi
  • Priti Patel
  • Baiju Shah

Stories

Dr. Poduval Goes the Distance

Madhulika's story - Determined to Reach the Top

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