The Virginia Chapter of the American India Foundation (AIF)’s June 10 Annual Gala held at the Science Museum of Virginia benefited not only social and economic causes in India but also here in Virginia as well. While this is the third annual gala, it was the first time funds generated support both international and local causes. “While we feel supporting important projects in India is key to our work, at the same time we are firm in our belief that we must support the community where we live and work,” stated Chapter Leadership Council Chair and Founder Sanjay Mittal. “We are excited to partner with Family Lifeline as their programs best position individuals and families in our community for success.”
Family Lifeline works to bring health and hope into the home of Central Virginia’s most vulnerable families through a variety of intensive home visiting programs. “We work with families across the age spectrum, from those with young children to those with an older adult family member,” says Family Lifeline President & CEO Amy L. Strite, “Just as we are there as a lifeline to families, partners like AIF are a critical lifeline to continue our work in the community.  We are thrilled and touched by their interest and confidence in Family Lifeline.”
Shown below at the check ceremony are:
TK Somanath, Advisory Board Member, AIF Richmond; Jeffrey Wilt, Development Counsel, Family Lifeline; Amy Strite, President & CEO, Family Lifeline; Vineeta Shah, Co-Founder, Go Far Snacks; Sanjay Mittal, Chair, AIF Richmond; Venky Raghvendra, Director of Philanthropy, AIF Richmond. Not pictured is Sunita Gupta, Co-Chair, AIF Richmond.