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A Talk on The Changing Face of Indian Philanthropy.

January 23, 2017

A Talk on The Changing Face of Indian Philanthropy
by
Mrs. Pushpa Sundar
Founder and first Executive Director, Sampradaan Indian Centre for Philanthropy, New Delhi

Chair and Moderator
Mr. V Ravichandar
Chairman Feedback Consulting, Bangalore

Talk organized by Bangalore International Centre, (A TERI Initiative)

a-talk-on-the-changing-face-of-indian-philanthropy-at-bangalore-international-centreAbout the Topic
Is Philanthropy and Charity synonymous? Pushpa Sundar examines this question in depth and explains how philanthropy has evolved and taken shape in our country. The role of philanthropy in areas like Education, Health etc., would be highlighted, with special reference to women and the marginalised sections of our population.

About Mrs. Pushpa Sundar
Pushpa Sundar has over 30 years of experience in the field of development and civil society. Starting her career as an Indian Administrative Service officer in 1963 (from which she resigned in 1966), she has since worked in a variety of organizations—national, and international, non-profit, government and corporate, such as the Ford Foundation, the Government of Gujarat, FICCI, and the National Foundation for India. She has also consulted for the World Bank, the Asian Development Bank, the Nand and Jeet Khemka Foundation and others.

The exposure to international philanthropy as Senior Fellow under the International Fellows in Philanthropy Programme of the Johns Hopkins University in 1995 led to her being the moving spirit behind the establishment of Sampradaan Indian Centre for Philanthropy, New Delhi, a national intermediary organization to promote and strengthen Indian philanthropy, and becoming its first Executive Director (from 1996 till July 2005). She was also associated with WINGS (Worldwide Initiative for Grantmaker Support) and WINGS–CF (WINGS Community Foundations) from their inception till recently.

She is currently a trustee of Partners in Change, Delhi, a nonprofit organization promoting corporate social responsibility, having been associated with it since inception as a founder member. She has also been on the board of several other non-profit organizations such as the Indian Institute of Health Management Research (IIHMR),Jaipur, the Sanskriti Foundation, New Delhi and South Asian Fund Raising Group, New Delhi.

She has written extensively in national and international journals, newspapers, and magazines on a variety of subjects, especially on issues of social concern. Her published works include Patrons and Philistines: Arts and the State in British India, Beyond Business: From Merchant Charity to Corporate Citizenship, Foreign Aid for Indian NGOs: Problem or Solution?, For God’s Sake: Religious Charity and Social Development in India.

About Mr. V Ravichandar
Ravichandar is a self-described civic evangelist and Patron saint of Difficult causes. He has been actively involved in fund raising for a host of initiatives including City Connect, BIC, Bangalore Literature Festival, Vidya Poshak, Takshashila, Attakkalari, etc. Ravichandar has a Engineering degree from the BITS, Pilani and an MBA from IIM, Ahmedabad with over 35 years industry experience.

Talk on Wednesday | 25th January | 6.30 PM

Venue:
Auditorium,
Bangalore International Centre
TERI Complex,
4th Main, 2nd Cross,
Domlur II Stage,
Bangalore – 560 071

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