Award Categories & Nominees

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Outstanding Philanthropist

This flagship award recognises an outstanding individual whose leadership and contributions of time, money, skill and expertise has brought in new thinking into solving complex social issues. These leaders have not only made substantial financial contributions from their personal wealth, but have also taken responsibility for achieving results, by empowering stakeholders, bringing in best practices into the non-profit world, and by leveraging their vast personal and professional networks. Their leadership in this space encourages others to take philanthropic leadership roles on a community, national and/or international level.


NOMINEES FOR 2013

  • AJAY PIRAMAL, Chairman, Piramal Group

  • SWATI PIRAMAL,Vice Chairperson, Piramal Enterprises

  • HEMENDRA KOTHARI, Founder and Chairman,DSP BlackRock Investment Managers

  • KIRAN MAZUMDAR-SHAW, Chairman and Managing Director, Biocon

  • NANDAN NILEKANI, Chairman, UIDAI & ROHINI NILEKANI, Chairperson, Arghyam

  • SHIV NADAR, Founder and Chairman, HCL

Outstanding Corporate Foundation

This award will honour foundations that have taken up a social issue and have long term vision, strategy, a sustainable model and have created significant impact in their chosen areas.


NOMINEES FOR 2013

  • AXIS BANK FOUNDATION

  • BHARTI FOUNDATION

  • DR REDDY’S FOUNDATION

  • GODREJ FOUNDATION

  • PIRAMAL FOUNDATION

Distinguished Family of the year

This award honours families who have dedicated their private wealth for public good and benefited an institution or organisation in recognisable and sustainable ways. More than the quantum of money donated, these families have invested their personal time and resources and created impact for long-term sustainable social development. They have also been able to preserve and pass on this tradition of giving back across different generations in the family


NOMINEES FOR 2013

  • THE ADITYA BIRLA FAMILY

  • THE BAJAJ FAMILY

  • HEMENDRA KOTHARI & FAMILY

  • THE GODREJ FAMILY

  • SHIV NADAR & FAMILY

NextGen leader in Philanthropy

This award recognises the accomplishments and contributions of emerging leaders in the philanthropic sector. These outstanding individuals, who have clearly signalled their intent through meaningful giving, have also begun to contribute significant time, skills and resources to the causes they have helped advance.


NOMINEES FOR 2013

  • AMIT CHANDRA, MD & head of India operations, Bain Capital Advisors

  • AMIT MUKHERJEE, Founder, Aquatar

  • ASIT KOTECHA, Founder and chairman, ASK Group

  • NIMESH SUMATI, Co-founder, Caring Friends

  • TV MOHANDAS PAI, Chairman, Manipal Global Education

Corporate Catalyst

This award is for a senior business leader who has used his influence to promote the cause of giving back not just in his or her company, but also across the entire industry. By bringing in his know-how, drive and his passion for giving back to society, he has served as an inspiration to many others to join these causes. He has helped set up institutions, influenced and mentored other executives and provided financial and business support. He has brought in innovative solutions from outside the non-profit-world to build scale and sustain these social organisations.


NOMINEES FOR 2013

  • ANAND MAHINDRA, Chairman and Managing Director, Mahindra & Mahindra

  • ANU AGA, Chairperson, Teach for India

  • RATAN N TATA, Chairman Emeritus, Tata Sons; Chairman, Tata Trusts

  • SUNIL BHARTI MITTAL, Founder, Chairman and Group CEO, Bharti Enterprises

  • ZIA MODY, Founder and Managing partner, AZB & Partners

The Good Company Award

This award recognises pioneering strategic initiatives undertaken by large business corporations, where they have used market-based models to balance the twin objectives of doing well, while also doing social good.


NOMINEES FOR 2013

  • IKSL

  • MARICO

  • NARAYANA HRUDAYALAYA

  • SHRIRAM TRANSPORT

  • TATA CHEMICALS

The Good Samaritan Award

This award is for an exceptional individual at any level in a company (not necessarily the CEO) who has successfully led and galvanised support within the organisation to mount programs that help more people within that organisation to support worthy causes and give back to society.


NOMINEES FOR 2013

  • ARAVIND SITARAMAN, President, Inclusive Growth, Cisco Systems

  • ARCHANA RAGHURAM, Head of CSR, Cognizant

  • HD AHER, VP operations (Nashik and Igatpuri), Mahindra & Mahindra Ltd

  • KOCHOUSEPH CHITTILAPPILLY, Chairman, V-Guard Industries Ltd

  • SARITHA RADHAKRISHNAN, Senior manager, HR, Aujas Networks

Distinguished Non-Resident philanthropist

This award is for a non-resident Indian who has contributed significantly to a social cause in India, by giving wealth, time and expertise.


NOMINEES FOR 2013

  • GURURAJ ‘DESH’ DESHPANDE, Indian-American Venture Capitalist and Entrepreneur

  • NAND KHEMKA, Founder Chairman, SUN Group

  • ROMESH WADHWANI, Founder, Chairman and CEO of Symphony Technology Group

  • VINOD KHOSLA, Founder, Khosla Ventures

The Crossover Leader

This award seeks to recognise a professional who has successfully made the transition from a thriving career in the corporate world to work for the social or not-for-profit sector and has served as an inspiration and role model for others.


NOMINEES FOR 2013

  • ANSHU GUPTA, Founder, Goonj

  • DEVAL SANGHAVI & NEERA NUNDY, Founders, Dasra

  • INGRID SRINATH ,Executive Director, Childline India Foundation

  • MR MADHAVAN, Co-founder and president, PRS Legislative Research

  • RAMESH & SWATI RAMANATHAN, Co-founder, Janaagraha