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Meera Gandhi and Resident publisher Christopher Pape.Photos By  Snaps India, Jaffer
Meera Gandhi and Resident publisher Christopher Pape

Meera Gandhi
Meera Gandhi

Meeera Gandhi with Yash and Binaisha Dongre.  Photo by: Photos By  Snaps India, Jaffer
Meeera Gandhi with Yash and Binaisha Dongre

Suhel Seth and Meera Gandhi. Photo by: Photos By  Snaps India, Jaffer
Suhel Seth and Meera Gandhi

Meera Gandhi and The Giving Back Foundation Team. Photo by: Photos By  Snaps India, Jaffer
Meera Gandhi and The Giving Back Foundation Team

April 29, 2019, New York City: Ten years ago, social entrepreneur Meera Gandhi founded The Giving Back Foundation as a catalyst to uplift and empower women and girls. True to its mission, The Giving Back Foundation has grown its reach to currently support the all-girls St Michael’s School in New Delhi, providing room, board and education free for all students. The Foundation also provides scholarships to students through the Eleanor Roosevelt Leadership Center and the Lakshmi Mittal and Family South Asia Institute at Harvard. Additionally, The Giving Back Foundation also supports the arts through charities like the Elton John Aids Foundation, Marc Anthony’s Maestro Cares Foundation and the Woodstock Film Festival.

Meera has been instrumental in leading the Foundation to establish global visibility for its projects, and it’s because of this work that Meera has been featured on the April cover of Manhattan’s premier magazine, Resident with an 8-page inside interview and photoshoot. Two well-attended parties were held in honor of her cover, the first at the Anita Dongre Flagship in Manhattan, catered by Chef Sujan Sarkar of Baar Baar restaurant, and the second in Williamsburg at the trendy Passatempo restaurant. Guests included notable supporters of The Giving Back Foundation including Suhel Sethi, Jaswant Lalwani, Barbara Ellsworth Robinson, Hadley Bressman, Yash and Binaisha Dongre, Chef Floyd Cardoz, Caroline Leiberman, Roni Majumder, Jimmy Rizvi, Zenobia Shroff and more. Two artists performed at the events, 3x grammy-winning artist Kimberly Thompson who played her latest track “Kiss” and Brooklyn-favorite Home State featuring vocalist Alex Friedlander, drummer David Berliner, and guitarist Matt Gralla who played their new summer anthem, "Find My Own Way.” Both artists are available on Spotify.

Publisher of Resident Magazine, Christopher Pape says, “We were very happy to have Meera on our April cover, Not only is she an outstanding New Yorker, but her charitable work has helped uplift many people’s lives.”

Meera adds, “I am truly honored to have myself and The Giving Back Foundation featured in Resident magazine. We are only to the Universe what we give back to it, and through The Giving Back Foundation, I have made it my life’s purpose to spread joy through giving.”

>Meera adds, “I am truly honored to have myself and The Giving Back Foundation featured in Resident magazine. We are only to the Universe what we give back to it, and through The Giving Back Foundation, I have made it my life’s purpose to spread joy through giving.”

The Giving Back Foundation is celebrating its 10-year mark with events in Delhi, New York and London throughout 2019. The Foundation raises money through the sale of the Giving Back book, documentary, candle and perfume. Future projects include a new book and television show to highlight the continuing work already committed to by the foundation and new opportunities to empower women, children and the arts.