Press Release

Avasant Foundation’s Golf for Impact Unites Technology Industry Leaders in Support of Youth Empowerment

Los Angeles, CA, March 22nd, 2016 – Avasant Foundation’s third annual fundraiser, Golf for Impact, raised $210,000 for youth skill development programs in emerging countries. Last Tuesday, the Foundation hosted executives from 21leading technology firms at one of Southern California’s premier golf venues,Trump National Golf Club. The scramble tournament was followed by a cocktail and dinner reception to better learn about the Foundation and its growing presence. “Avasant Foundation continues to build educational programs that effectively create sustainable careers, equipping youth from some of the most underdeveloped regions in the world with the skills they need to play an active role in the global community,” remarks Chitra Rajeshwari, Executive Director of Avasant Foundation. The Foundation prides itself on transparency, sharing with each sponsor the quantitative impact their donation has on the lives of youth. Funds are allocated directly to programs in Asia, Africa, and Latin America. Rajeshwari spent time discussing the recently successful Digital Youth Employment Initiative in Jamaica and the quickly-approaching graduation of 30 young adults in Haiti, who will receive jobs in the ICT sector at the culmination of their skills training program. “The Avasant Foundation is grateful for the generous investment and support of our sponsors. We are passionate about making a difference in the industry, using our knowledge and resources to foster integrity, inclusion and opportunity,” said Kevin S. Parikh, Avasant Foundation Chairman, and Avasant CEO. Sponsoring Companies: HCL Technology, TCS, ATOS, UNISYS, LUXOFT, COGNIZANT, INFOSYS, INFINITE, SYNTEL, VIRTUSA, TATACOMMUNICATIONS, T-SYSTEMS, TECH MAHINDRA, IBM, SAIC, NTTDATA, CAPGEMINI, SOFTTEK, WIPRO, HP, and DTSI GROUP. About Avasant Foundation Avasant Foundation is a private, not-for-profit organization, which aligns corporate social responsibility initiatives for Avasant and its affiliates by leveraging its expertise in globalization, rural economic development, skills development and technology services. Avasant Foundation’s mission is to identify and support programs that uplift and create opportunities for the underservedin emerging economies. Learn more at About Avasant Avasant is a leading management consulting firm focused on translating the power of technology into realizable business strategies. Specializing in digital and IT transformation, sourcing advisory, global strategy, and governance services, Avasant prides itself on delivering high-value engagements through industry focused innovation and flexible client based solutions. Our seasoned professionals have an average of 20 years of industry-honed expertise, having conducted 1000+ engagements in over 40 countries. Avasant’s next generation consulting and advisory methods have made it the top-ranked firm in its class, with accolades from numerous organizations, including: Vault, NOA, IAOP, and Wall Street Journal. Avasant’s engagement in the global market has inspired a strong commitment to community and purpose. Avasant Foundation supports technology and skill development programs to create employment opportunities for youth. In this regard, we have implemented three critical programs across Africa, Asia, the Caribbean and Latin America. Within the US, our efforts are focused on supporting Science, Technology, Engineering, Arts, and Math (STEAM). For more information, visit Follow news, photos and video on Twitter at, Facebook at,and LinkedIn at Media Contacts: Chitra Rajeshwari Executive Director Avasant Foundation Jemie Sae Koo Vice President of Marketing Avasant