The American India Foundation Set for its 16th Annual New England Gala on Saturday at the Renaissance Boston Waterfront Hotel

Gita Iyer & Vijay Vishwanath
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BOSTON–The American India Foundation, known as AIF, is all set to host its 16th Annual New England Gala on Saturday, June 18, 2022 at the Renaissance Boston Waterfront Hotel in Boston’s Seaport District.


The Gala will highlight AIF’s innovative approaches in rebuilding and transforming lives in underserved communities across India. AIF’s education programs are leveraging technology to reach pandemic-hit children, with an integrated response that combines nutrition, mental health, and learning.

Additionally, the livelihoods programs have created and are using Neighborhood Apps to support India’s street vendors in reviving their businesses. And, AIF’s public health approach provides telehealth in remote areas, thereby improving reach, efficiency and transparency.

The AIF Gala this year is chaired by Gita Iyer and Vijay Vishwanath. Gala Co-Chairs are Sumeit & Sanjay Aggarwal.

Sumeit & Sanjay Aggarwal

Members of AIF’s New England Board include: Sumeit & Sanjay Aggarwal, Ramani Varanasi & Vin Antarkar, Joan & Bill Boecke, Preetha & Mammen Chally, Amita & Sanjiv Chopra, Tasneem Chipty & Aleks Franz, Farida & Imtiaz Kathawala, Namita & Santhana Krishnan, Sunita & Brian Pereira, Anu Chitrapu & Rama Ramakrishnan, Nalini & Raj Sharma, Vandana & Vivek Sharma, Nithya Iyer & Navjot Singh, Pratima & Venkat Srinivasan, Meena & Sundar Subramanyam, Suneeta Chacko-Varkey & Tom Varkey and Gita Iyer & Vijay Vishwanath.

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The American India Foundation is committed to catalyzing social and economic change in India and building a lasting bridge between the United States and India through high-impact interventions in education, livelihoods, public health and leadership development, with an emphasis on empowering girls and women to achieve gender equity. Working closely with local communities, AIF partners with NGOs and the government to develop and test innovative solutions to create and scale sustainable impact. With offices in New York and California, and India operations headquartered in Delhi NCR, AIF has impacted 8.4 million lives across 26 states of India. Learn more at



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