Board of Directors

Anil Kumar Goteti
MBA Candidate
B.Tech, IIT Madras and M.S., University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign
On Anand Charity: I have always wanted to be involved in charitable efforts and I feel I have the responsibility to give back to the country I grew up in. Through Anand Charity, I have the opportunity to do both. If fifty kids grow up and lead successful lives or if hundred people are cured of cancer and can be with their families because of Anand Charity, it is something I can be proud of and Anand Charity can be proud of. I am looking forward to making a difference to many lives in India through this wonderful organization.
  Anuj Sawani

Software Engineer
B.E., Anna University; M.S., The Pennsylvania State University

On Anand Charity: Staying away from home, I always wanted a channel to give back to India and improve the lives of the people.Anand charity has provided this channel and helped me still stay connected to India to make a large impact in people's lives.  The satisfaction received from changing a sad face to a smile cannot be matched. I hope to continue to contribute to Anand Charity and work with the dedicated team to touch as many lives as we can.
karthik Karthik Raghupathy
Management Consultant
B.Tech, IIT Madras; M.S., Cornell University; M.B.A., The Wharton School 
On Anand Charity: This is an opportunity for me to give back to the country I grew up in. I would like this organization to be one that people can always trust to touch peoples lives back home. After all, any contribution, whether big or small, will positively impact atleast one needy person's life in India.
Kartik Kartikeya Murari
Graduate student
B.Tech, IIT Madras and M.S., Johns Hopkins University
On Anand Charity: I've always wanted to help other people, but lacked the initiative and drive to actually do something actively about it. It's not always that the opportunity for helping others comes to you, but that was the case with me and Anand Charity. I hope to make a difference with Anand Charity, perhaps simply by making it easier for people like me to help others.
rama Ramakrishnan Vaidyanathan
B.Tech and M.Tech from IIT Madras, PhD from UIUC
On Anand Charity: Having been born and lived in India, a developing nation, for over 20 years, I have seen and experienced some of the social problems first hand. Living in the United States now, and enjoying the basic amenities and better standard of living, it makes me feel fortunate and at the same time responsible. It appeals to my inner consciousness to partake in work that will provide similar services to people in India. Anand Charity's vision resonates well with this personal ambition. I look forward to contributing, in any way possible, towards this cause.
shankar Shankar Krithivasan
Processor design engineer
B.Tech, IIT Madras and M.S., University of Wisconsin, Madison
On Anand Charity: During my schooling years in India and the regular grind of going through engineering college, I never got an opportunity to get involved in any form of dedicated community service. I always had it in the back of my mind, that some day I would prioritize my life, such that I could do a little more than just make the regular tax-deductible donations. 'Anand Charity' has given me an opportunity to work with trusted friends, who care for the community and are highly motivated to make an impact in the lives of people who need our help. I am excited to be a part of this mission and aspire to bring a smile on many a face.

Sriraam Natarajan

Assistant Professor
B.E, University of Madras, Ph.D., Oregon State University
On Anand Charity: I have always felt the need to help the under-privileged people but never had an opportunity to directly do so when I was in India. But now through some good friends with the common interest, my desire is fulfilled. I have joined the Anand Charity with the hope that I would be able to influence the life of atleast a few people back home. Even if a small numberof people are cured of their illness or a small number of kids are able to obtain the basic education,my goals will be fulfilled.