The Pune chapter is led by Chapter Chair Rachna Rathi and managed by CEO Parul Vaidya and Program Manager Bhagyashree Gade. The team is passionate about inculcating a culture of philanthropy in the city, made possible with the support of a deeply motivated and committed partner network.
At Our Chapter
We amplify your impact in Pune and beyond. We connect funders, businesses, and individuals with local non-profits and social organizations to forge positive & dynamic change. We help you do more—with the right combination of time, treasure, talent, ties, and training. SVP India, Pune Chapter is a support system for philanthropists & NGOs and a catalyst for change.
The Pune Chapter of SVP India was launched in 2014 and since then has worked with over 15 grass-root organizations and more than 100 like-minded individuals who believe in creating impact. Along with individual philanthropists, our Chapter launched the Corporate Partnership Program in early 2020. It is aimed at companies who wish to provide the SVP experience to their senior executives. The organization nominees to SVP partake of the diverse learning and growth opportunities like focused learning sessions, workshops, NGO visits, Chapter Committees, and hands-on volunteering opportunities at NGOs.
Pune NGO Investees
SVP Pune – ‘Setu 2023’ 7 impactful NGO stories, 75+ SVP Partners, 85+ diverse group of guests at the annual event of SVP Pune – ‘Setu 2023’ leaving the audience inspired through their work of collaborative and engaged philanthropy. The unique storytelling format highlighted the work of seven NGOs: CYDA India, Dnyanada Institute of Flow Piping Technology, Know How Foundation INORA, iTeach Schools, Maya CARE Foundation, Prayatana-People for Special Needs and Under the Mango Tree. Pune Partner Priya Hajela penned the beautiful stories, while the narration was provided by Partner Chetan Shetty, along with his storytellers team. The annual event also leveraged the Partner network to establish new partnerships, mobilize funding for NGOs, and exchange best practices to advance positive growth within the social ecosystem.
Session on ‘Understanding Volunteering Opportunities with Cognizant Outreach’: Engaging conversations, shared experiences, and insights flowed as our Corporate Partners connected with Cognizant’s Outreach team. From impactful projects to veteran volunteers’ stories, the session sparked cross-learning and inspiration.
As the nation celebrated Vikram’s successful moon landing, our partners were equally thrilled about their time spent at iTeach Schools. The session was a power-packed 1.45 hours, during which partners interacted with nine College-to-Career students from the 2017-2022 batches. Partners worked in groups of 5-6, with each group speaking to a student about their life’s journey. From there, partners identified problem statements and proposed solutions to the iTeach team. This unique experience left a lasting impact on our partners and was truly an unforgettable session.
Our Pune Partner Meeting on 16th March hosted by our Corporate Partner – Sudarshan Chemicals was extremely inspiring as our investee NGOs presented their work and the future roadmap for this year. It was fabulous to have so many of our Partners join us to understand the work our 7 non-profit entities through the year. Though the presentations were a mix of online and in-person presentations, it surely was inspiring to hear our NGOs impact. A big thank you to all our Lead Partners who have been working with the NGOs and pushing them to deliver while maintaining the perfect balance of the mind and heart which is extremely critical in this engagement journey! We have received feedback from Partners on how can we make such engagements more effective and we will be incorporating those ideas starting April!
Pune Partner Meeting: Coffee & Conversations with Aruna Katara & R. Vasudevan moderated by Katyayani Hegde
Diwali Bazaar Organized by SVP Pune. NGO stalls were set up to generate sales. 4 Pune chapter investees and 2 Ahmedabad chapter investees participated in the event.