Diwali On The Hudson Event: The Desai Foundation: EMPOWERING WOMEN & CHILDREN TO DREAM BEYOND


Mission: To empower women and children through community programs to elevate health and livelihood in India & U.S.


The Desai Foundation was born in 1997 as a family foundation started by Samir A. Desai and Nilima Desai.


The Foundation had one simple goal: to serve the communities that had served them. Samir, a technology entrepreneur, focused the organization’s efforts in Metro-Boston, MA, Morningside Heights & Harlem, NY and south Gujarat, India. The support went to organizations focused on health, education and Indian culture.


After ten years of successful partnerships, the Desai Foundation found itself getting more and more involved in its partner organizations. It was helping to develop programs, expand regions, and launch successful pilot programs. In order to keep up with the pace of its growing organization, the Desai Foundation became a public foundation, and refocused its mission.


The Desai Foundation is now a robust public and programmatic organization working to empower women and children through health and livelihood in India and the U.S. The Foundation believes that empowering local community members to run projects leads to the best results. And that restoring dignity is at the center of helping people to dream beyond their circumstances.


Venue: HK HALL

A Historic NYC Venue With A New Look In The Heart Of Hell’s Kitchen. 605 W 48th St New York, NY 10036