AIF NYYP 12th Annual Gala

April 20, 2019

April 20, 2019

6:00 pm To 10:00 pm

41 Broad Street, New York, NY 10004


    Event Description

    It’s AIF NYYP’s biggest event of the year. Join us for our 12th Annual AIF New York Young Professionals Gala on Saturday, April 20th at the prestigious Broad Street Ballroom in New York City! The event will include 4 hours of open bar and catered Indian cuisine, a live auction, and special presentations throughout the night. It’s going to be an evening you won’t want to miss!

    This year’s event will feature our honorary guest Ritu Banga – co founder of ZoomDojo. To learn more about Ritu’s incredible achievements, please read her bio below.

    Mingle with NYC’s Indian-American diaspora at the city’s swankiest gala venue, all while raising money for AIF’s incredible charity initiatives. The event is black-tie optional and includes open bar, catered dinner, and much more!

    What your ticket price includes:

    • Live auction

    • Silent raffle

    • Special presentation

    • Catered dinner

    • Music & dancing through the entirety of the event

    • Networking with 300 like-minded young professionals

    • 4 hours of open bar sponsored by leading wine, beer and spirit brands

    We can’t wait to see you there!


    AIF NYYP Leadership Committee


    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. Working closely with local communities, AIF partners with NGOs to develop and test innovative solutions and with governments to create and scale sustainable impact. AIF’s programming seeks to achieve gender equity through developing inclusive models that focus on and empower girls and women. Founded in 2001 at the initiative of President Bill Clinton following a suggestion from Indian Prime Minister Vajpayee, AIF has impacted the lives of 4.6 million of India’s poor. With offices in New York and California, twelve chapters across the U.S., and India operations headquartered in New Delhi, AIF is transforming lives across 24 states of India while addressing these issues on a regional, country, and international scale. Learn more at


    Ritu is the co-founder of Zoomdojo, a college to career initiative. She is a seasoned professional with deep multi-sector experience having worked for many years in India in Strategic Consulting and in Advertising and Market Research across many industry areas, advising large corporations, multi-lateral agencies and non-profits. Over the past two decades, Ritu has been committed to empowering youth, women, and under-represented minorities through education and their successful participation in the workforce, work that she continues to do through Zoomdojo. 

    She is a trustee of Marymount School, New York; serves on the Advisory Board of SAYA; and is advisor to Virtual Enterprises International, a Dept. of Education affiliated non-profit, and to the South Asia Business Association, Columbia University. She is also a consultant to the City University of New York for their Continuing Education and Workforce Development initiative, focusing on the Business and Finance sectors.

    Ritu has been a guest speaker at Cornell University in the “Women, Leadership and Entrepreneurship” seminar. She has also been a speaker at conferences and seminars at Columbia University, the Indian Institute of Management – Ahmedabad, NYU, Pace University, Tsinghua University, Vanderbilt University, and at the Univ. of Toronto.

    With her co-founder at Zoomdojo, Ritu has started a seed and early stage investment fund, MadFifth, which supports entrepreneurs bringing unique solutions to unaddressed needs, with proven go-to-market strategies. She has been advisor and/or judge at pitch competitions at Venture for America, VEI, and at the IIMA accelerator.

    Ritu’s past affiliations include: Advisory Committee, American Institute of Architects New York; trustee, International School of Brussels; President, Joint Schools Association, New York; and board member; Asian University for Women Support Foundation. Ritu is a graduate of Delhi University and an MBA from the Indian Institute of Management, Ahmedabad.


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