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The founders of Ray Of Hope International have been raising funds for various charities over the past several years through the Annual Charity Dance Recitals hosted by Nava Nritya Dance Academy and have raised $100,000+ for various charities in India and USA.

Ray of Hope International Foundation (a 501(c)(3) tax-exempt organization) is a global charity focused on raising funds for underprivileged children and families in the USA and India. Ray of Hope will also develop its own programs to have a strong social impact.

Our mission is to support a wide range of charitable organizations and special causes in targeted communities to foster, enhance, and empower socio-economical, educational, financial, cultural, creative, and intellectual growth of the underprivileged by focusing on utmost specific needs and projects.

To be able to make a more direct contribution to specific needs and programs that various organizations struggle with (e.g. sanitation in rural areas in India, vocational training/apprenticeship), this foundation was launched.

Additionally, for smaller Non-Governmental Organizations (NGOs) in India who are not registered in USA, Ray of Hope will be the gateway to wonderful supporters, donors, patrons, volunteers and friends like you to help them advance their impactful social causes.

This organization is governed by a Board Of Directors and supported by a dedicated group of committee members who have a wide range of expertise and experience to help this organization grow.

Board Of Directors

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Anwesha Dutta


Anwesha has several years of extensive experience in healthcare strategy and is currently a Director in the Healthcare Transformation practice at PricewaterHouseCoopers Consulting.

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Hemang Desai

VP & Treasurer

Hemang is a seasoned business professional specializing in the areas of marketing, sales and business administration. Currently, he is the Sr. Manager of Marketing Information Strategy at software giant SAP.

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Sumit Gulati


Sumit Gulati, BS will serve as the Secretary on the board. Sumit has experience and expertise in financial, marketing, sales and operations in the hotel, restaurant and catering industry.

• Andrea Howard
• Anitha Kannan
• Antara Dutta
• Anuja Dokras, MD
• Arnab Mukherjee
• Deanne Caputo
• John Truchel
• Marlowe Schaffer-Polk, DO, JD
• Mahendra Desai
• Shubhda Roy
• Sara Sawant
• Arnav Jagasia
• Nava Nritya Dance Academy family

Bios of the Board Members

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