Meera Gandhi's The Giving Back Foundation to Honor Barbara Tober and Nimesh Kampani at Gala on March 19, 2014 at the Pierre Hotel

February 24, 2014

Meera Gandhi and Barbara Tober

Barbara Tober

Phylicia Rashad

Nimesh Kampani

Barbara Tober, the Museum of Arts and Design’s Chairman Emerita and Chairman, Global Leadership Council, and Nimesh Kampani, Chairman of the JM Financial Group, will be the honorees at the inaugural Giving Back Foundation Gala to be held Wednesday, March 19, 2014 at the Pierre Hotel in New York City. Actor/director Phylicia Rashad will emcee the event.

The cocktail reception will start at 6 pm, followed by dinner at 7:30 pm and a live auction and entertainment with DJ Logic providing the music. Meera Gandhi, CEO and Founder of The Giving Back Foundation and General Chair of the Gala, said, “The Giving Back Foundation is delighted to honor Barbara Tober and Nimesh Kampani, two humanitarians who have made such a big difference by truly giving back.”

Among the co-chairs are: Raymond Bickson; Olympic gold medalist Kristi Yamaguchi; His Highness Maharaja Gajsingh II of Marwar-Jodphur; Chris and Grace Meigher; TV host Deborah Norville; actor Tim Blake Nelson; Hugh Warrender; designer Elizabeth Emanuel; Patricia Valesquez; singer Priyanka Chopra, Arshad Zakaria and many more.

Exciting auction items will include The Royal Rajasthan Package of the Taj Hotels Resorts and Palaces in India, which includes stays at The Taj Mahal Palace, Mumbai or the Taj Hotel in New Delhi; The Gateway Hotel, Agra; the Umaid Bhawan Place in Jodhpur and the Taj Lake Palace, Udaipur; Six 7-day stays at prestigious Elite Island Resort Hotels in the Caribbean, namely the St. James Club and Villas in Antigua; The Verandah Resort and Spa in Antigua; the Los Establos Inn in Panama; Palm Island Resort, The Grenadines; St. James Club in St. Lucia and the Club Barbados in Barbados; an original Qadri painting from the Sundaram Tagore Gallery; an exclusive handbag from Samia Kamar in London; a designer outfit from Elizabeth Emanuel (who created the wedding dress of Princess Diana) and a serpentine wall sculpture by Tarik Currimbhoy.

For tickets or tables at The Gala, or to take an ad in the Giving Back Foundation Gala journal, please e-mail: or call 914 426 3938 or 917 593 8617.

The mission of The Giving Back Foundation is education to empower and uplift young people, with a goal to alleviate poverty, illness and suffering, and to support the arts through philanthropy. The Giving Back Foundation, a 501 (C) (3) entity with headquarters in New York and operations in London, Hong Kong and New Delhi, was established in 2010 by Meera Gandhi.