Technology Industry Titans Converge at Avasant Foundation’s Golf for Impact in Support of Youth Education and Empowerment
Avasant Foundation is proud to have hosted its sixth annual Golf for Impact fundraiser. Together, technology industry leaders have raised $250,000 towards the expansion of Avasant Foundation’s mission in youth empowerment through education and job creation in developing countries.
The Foundation hosted executives from more than 30 leading technology firms at one of California’s premier golf venues, Hacienda Golf Club. The tournament enjoyed a sizeable turnout and was followed by a gala reception where attendees learned more about the Foundation and its growing platform.
At the reception, Chitra Rajeshwari, Executive Director of the Avasant Foundation, noted, “The impact we have on the lives of our students is why we are so committed to creating these opportunities in emerging markets. The skills training programs help develop the entrepreneurial and technical skills for our students who otherwise would not have an opportunity to participate in the digital economy. Partnering with local technology providers to give our students access to sustainable career paths has empowered not only our students but their communities, creating multiplier effects within disadvantaged trenches.”
She added, “We are extremely grateful to our generous sponsors for their continued support towards these programs as they share the success of our graduates.”
Kevin Parikh, Chairman of the Avasant Foundation and Global CEO of Avasant noted, “The digital economy drives disruption that is impacting traditional employment opportunities every day. At Avasant Foundation, we are proud to be providing this type of training to today’s youth for jobs of the future. We are committed to building connections for young people to meet the demands brought forth in the new millennium.”
The Foundation prides itself on transparency, sharing with each sponsor the quantitative impact their donation has on the lives of youth in these emerging countries. Funds are allocated directly to programs in Asia, Africa, Latin America and the United States.
Sponsoring Companies: Thank you.
HCL, TCS, Unisys, Luxoft, NTT DATA, Infinite, Cognizant, Infosys, CSS Corp, Capgemini, IBM, Hexaware, Zensar, Flexential, Ingram Micro, Mphasis, SAIC, Hitachi Vantara, Orange Business Services, and IAOP.
About Avasant Foundation
Avasant Foundation (AF) is a private, 501(C)3, not-for-profit organization that empowers youth in emerging economies through education, employment and entrepreneurship. The Foundation collaborates with Avasant LLC and its affiliates, leveraging expertise in globalization, rural economic development, skills development and technology services.
To learn more please visit http://www.Avasantfoundation.org.View this release on PRWeb.
About Avasant Avasant is a leading management consulting firm focused on translating the power of technology into realizable business strategies for the world’s largest corporations. 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 50 countries. Avasant’s next generation consulting and advisory methods have made it the top-ranked firm in its class, with recognition 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 across Africa, Asia, the Caribbean and Latin America. For more information, visit https://avasant.com.
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Media Contacts: Nicole Dulay Digital Marketing Manager Avasant nicole(dot)dulay(at)avasant(dot)com
Chitra Rajeshwari Executive Director Avasant Foundation chitra(dot)rajeshwari(at)avasantfoundation(dot)org