Honor Roll by
CRY America

Star TV

for being our 2017 annual national media sponsor for the 4th consecutive year.

TV Asia

for being our 2017 annual national media sponsor for the 4th consecutive year.

Air India

for being our 2017 annual national CRY Walk Sponsor for the 4th consecutive year.

Sandeep Jain & People Software Inc

for the generous donation of $10,000 in 2017 towards Project PORD & Prayatn.

Ravi & Aprajita Ramamoorthy

for the generous donation of $5,000 towards Project Prayatn.

Kamal Arora & Mughal Catering

for the Corporate Table Sponsorship for our CRY NY Dinner for $3,000.

Amir Dodhiya & NY Life

for the Corporate Table Sponsorship for our CRY Houston Dinner for $2,500

Gopal Kutty

for the generous donation of $5,000 towards Project Prayatn.

Dr. Hetal Gor

for the Corporate Table Sponsorship for our CRY NY Dinner for $5,000.

Volterra Energy

for the Corporate Table Sponsorship for our CRY Houston Dinner for $2,500

Ram Kumar

CRY America thanks Ram Kumar for the generous donation of his paintings towards the CRY Dinners in 2017. The artist Ram Kumar who studied painting in Paris under Andre Lhote and Fernard Leger, is one of India’s foremost abstract painters and associated with the Progressive artist group along with the greats like M F Husain, RH Raza and Tyeb Mehta etc. He was awarded the Padma Shri in 1972 and the Padma Bushan, a high Indian Civilian order, in 2010.

AMRITA BISWAS

CRY America thanks Amrita Biswas for choosing CRY America as the beneficiary to their Annual Recital for the 2nd consecutive year and raising $2500 for Child Rights. www.aarohanmusic.com

JMS Mani

CRY America thanks J M S Mani for the generous donation of his painting towards the CRY Dinners in 2017.J M S Mani’s bold impressionist style and exciting pulsating colours brings his figurative works to life with the many moods of the people, bringing out their strengths and beauty in the midst of their daily lives. He has a Diploma in Drawing from the Ken School of Art, Bengaluru and has held shows across India and internationally. He has repeatedly been awarded the Karnataka Lalit Kala Academy.

Badri Narayan

CRY America thanks Mrs. Indira Badri Narayan for the generous donation of a painting by Mr. Badri Narayan towards the CRY Dinners in 2017.Badri Narayan has received numerous awards and recognition in India and internationally, including the prestigious Padma Shri award in 1987.His paintings are intimate and appealing, often with an element of fantasy. He has worked primarily in ink or pastel and water colour. Badri Narayan died in Bengaluru on 23 September 2013 and is survived by his wife Indira Narayan who generously donated this work to CRY.

Vaikuntam

CRY America thanks India Fine Arts for the generous donation of this painting by artist Thota Vaikuntam towards the CRY Dinners in 2017.The successful and popular artist Thota Vaikuntam lives and works in Hyderabad. Men and women of the Telangana region are frequent subjects for his works, capturing their warmth and vibrancy.Vaikuntam’s art has a sense of strength and power that emanates from the charcoal or paint he applies. He has received several prestigious awards for his work and is found in important collections.

Vasudev

CRY America thanks S.G.Vasudev for the generous donation of his painting towards the CRY Dinners in 2017. S.G.Vasudev is one of the most prominent and popular painters in Karnataka. He has won recognition with several prestigious awards and his works have been featured in many important exhibitions all over India and abroad in Paris, Havana, Washington, Tokyo, London, Canada and Germany. He is a founder-member of the well known Cholamandal Artists’ Village in Chennai.

Anuradha Thakur

CRY America thanks Anuradha Thakur for the generous donation of he painting towards the CRY Dinners in 2017. Anuradha Thakur's work captures the essence of India’s tribal people in all their spirit and sanctity. She was felicitated as one of the 100 women Achievers of India by the Ministry of Women and Child Development in the ‘Art and Culture’ category.

Solanki

CRY America thanks Artworld for the generous donation of paintings by Vrindavan Solanki towards the CRY Dinners 2017. Vrindavan Solanki is a prolific Indian master artist recognized internationally with over 40 solo shows inernationally. He has won several prestigious prizes throughout his career.Solanki's paintings depict the men and women of Rajasthan in easy, flowing lines. capturing their innate beauty and the timelessness of their lifestyle.

Joydeb Chatterjee

CRY America thanks Joydeb Chatterjee for the generous donation of his painting towards the CRY Dinners in 2017. Joydeb Chatterjee has participated at art camps, group and solo exhibitions successfully in various cities in India . His subjects of human figures and nature, created with firm strong strokes and vibrant colours, brings in an interesting warm energy to his work which makes it appealing to many .

Vani Chawla

CRY America thanks Vani Chawla for the generous donation of her painting towards the CRY Dinners in 2017.Vani Chawla's abundant love for nature nudges her to express her feelings through her canvases. Drawing her inspiration from the beauty of nature, each of her works in the most beautiful colours , is a visual treat to the observer and perfect for any art lover.

Saree donated by JJ Valaya

CRY America thanks J J Valaya for the generous donation of a House of Valaya garment towards the CRY Dinners in 2017. JJ Valaya is one of India’s leading fashion pioneers. A founding member on the Board of Governors of the Fashion Design Council of India (FDCI), and the first official brand ambassador for the global crystal giant, Swarovski. His journey in the world of luxury has been nothing short of spectacular.

Kurta Ensemble donated by Ritu Kumar

CRY America thanks Ritu Kumar for the generous donation of a Ritu Kumar outfit for the CRY Dinners in 2017. Ritu Kumar is the largest & well respected designer-wear brand in India. In 2013, Ritu Kumar was awarded the Padma Shri Award for her exceptional and distinguished service in the field of fashion, textile and craftsmanship.

Minaudiere donated by Sabysachi

Sabyasachi started his eponymous label which began with a workforce of three. Today, he retails from five flagship stores around the country and employs around 1100 people directly while outsourcing work to another 35000 people. Sabyasachi is one of the Associate Designer Members of the Fashion Design Council of India and the youngest board member of the National Museum of Indian Cinema. Along with other accolades, he was voted one of the ten most influential Indians in Asia, by Asia Inc.

Saree donated by Manish Malhotra

CRY America thanks Manish Malhotra for the generous donation of a Manish Malhotra garment towards the CRY Dinners in 2017. Manish Malhotra has redefined and modernised costumes in Indian cinema. He was named in the Class of 2016 Business of Fashion500, professional index of personalities that have shaped the global fashion industry. He has won over 50 awards and designed looks for over 100 films.

Abu Jani Sandeep Khosla

CRY America thanks Abu Jani & Sandeep Khosla for their generous donation of three outfits for the CRY Dinners 2017.The Abu Jani Sandeep Khosla label holds an unparalleled position in the world of Indian Haute Couture. The duo is best distinguished for reinventing the traditional Mughal arts of chikan and zardozi. They began with a small boutique and are now the most coveted Couture label out of India. Their current and ever growing list of clients, includes India's foremost icons as well as international personalities.

Tarun Tahiliani

CRY America thanks Tarun Tahiliani for the generous donation of a Tarun Tahiliani outfit for the CRY Dinners in 2017.The Tarun Tahiliani Design Studio creates couture, diffusion and prêt-a-porter which are Indian in their sensibility, yet international in their appeal. He was the first Indian designer invited to showcase his work at the prestigious Milan Fashion Week . He was one of only two Indian designers amongst fifty two prominent fashion designers from around forty countries, to unite on the catwalk for Ecochic Fair at the Palais des Nations, for the first time ever.

Neeta Lulla

CRY America thanks Neeta Lulla for the generous donation of a Neeta Lulla outfit for the CRY Dinners in 2017.Neeta Lulla, identified as the ‘Czarina of Indian Fashion’ has a constant presence in the list of top 5 ace Bridal Couture designers in India. She is the only designer to be the recipient of 4 National awards presented by the president of India. Her ingenuous capabilities have kept her strong in her profile of work for over 3 decades.

Aquamarine Jewelry (Popli's)

CRY America thanks Aquamarine for the generous donation of jewelry for the CRY Dinners in 2017. The family run brand “Aquamarine” is knowledgeable about international trends and sets trends for the Indian market. A busy store always full of the crème de la crème visiting it and often seen along is a stylist scrumming through the jewelry drawer to fill up the fashion pages of magazines.

Curio Cottage Jewelry

CRY America thanks Curio Cottage for the generous donation of jewelry for the CRY Dinners in 2017. Curio Cottage is India's premier jewellery store offering a perfect mix of feminine & ethnic jewellery designs. Started in 1971, nothing says accessories better than Curio Cottage. With a large variety of celebrities wearing their jewellery, it is an ideal place for Page 3 celebrities gearing up to grab the limelight.

Autographed memorabilia from P V Sindhu, Olym

CRY America thanks P V Sindhu for the generous donation of an autographed jersey for the CRY Dinners in 2017.P V Sindhu is the first Indian woman to win an Olympic silver medal at the 2016 Summer Olympics. In 2013, she became the first ever Indian women's singles player to win a medal at the Badminton World Championships in China. She is the first Indian to win 2 world championship medals. In March 2015, she became the youngest recipient of India's fourth highest civilian honor, the Padma Shri.

Autographed Jacket from Abhinav Bindra, Olympic Gold Medal Shooter

CRY America thanks Abhinav Bindra for the generous donation of an autographed jacket for the CRY Dinners in 2017. He won India its first ever Olympic gold medal at Beijing in 2008. He is a Arjuna awardee & the youngest recipient of the Rajiv Gandhi Khel Ratna Award, Maharaja Ranjit Singh Award and coveted Padma Bhushan. He is on the advisory board of GoSports Foundation which works on scholarships and knowledge building programmes for athletes.

SUPRIYA VIDHWANS

CRY America thanks Supriya Vidhwans for choosing CRY America as the beneficiary to Rang Barse - A Bollywood Holi concert organized on March 18th at the Urban Middle School Auditorium, WI raising $ 100.

VANDITA PARIKH

CRY America thanks Vandita Parikh and her students at ‘Nruthya Shakti Dance Academy (NSDA)’ organizing a CRY Dance Fundraiser – “Natyakalakaar” on 29th April, 2017 at Syro-Malabar Catholic Church, Texas and raising $ 2000 for Child Rights. www.nruthyashakti.com

Amit Kulkarni

CRY America thanks Amit Kulkarni for donating the proceeds from his leadership award received from GE this year. We wish him all the very best for his future.

Kavita Jain

CRY America thanks Kavita Jain, founder of Kiducation for her donation of $2,000 towards Project Prayatn which works with tribal children in Rajasthan. It's great to know that students like her are concerned about children's rights!

LAKSHMI PETER

CRY America thanks Lakshmi Peter and her students at ‘Lakshmi Dance Academy' who had their annual dance contest on 30th October, 2016 at the Stafford Civic Center, TX & raised $ 250
lakshmidanceacademy.com

ARPITA PATHAK

CRY America thanks Arpita Pathak and her students at ‘Gurukool - Littleton Enrichment Center' who had their annual art contest on 15th January, 2017 at the All Saints Episcopal Church, MA & raised $ 679
gurukoolec.com

GAYATHRI SUBRAMANIAM

CRY America thanks Gayathri Subramaniam and her students at ‘KA Academy of Indian Music & Dance' for organizing a CRY Dance Fundraiser – “Panchabhootam” on 29th January, 2017 at Roswell Performing Art Center and raising $ 4150
soundaryanatyalaya.com

Deepa Vedpathank

For the generous donation of her painting towards the CRY Auction. Deepa Vedpathank is a popular artist and lives and works in Pune, India. Her bold strokes and vibrant colours in harmony, puts form to her inner emotions winning the hearts of many with her unique style. Her art has exhibited vastly all over India and received many awards.

Amrapali

For the generous donation of an exquisitely crafted piece of jewelry towards the CRY Auction. Amrapali Jewels is an internationally renowned luxury Indian jewelry brand that was established in 1978.
Every jeweled piece is created with the help of master craftsmen and goldsmiths within and around Jaipur. Amrapali Jewels’ loyal clientele include royalty, corporate honcho’s and celebrities from across the globe.

Sabyasachi

For the generous donation of an exclusive Sabyasachi garment donated towards the CRY Auction. Sabyasachi started his eponymous label with a workforce of three and today employs around 1100 people directly. He is the youngest board member of the National Museum of Indian Cinema. Among other accolades, he was voted one of the ten most influential Indians in Asia, by Asia Inc.

Jehangir Sabavala

for the generous donation of his serigraph towards the CRY Auction. Mr Sabavala has spent his academic tenure in prestigious art institutions of Europe such as the Heatherley School,in London, and in Paris at the Academic Andre Lhote, the Academic Julian and the Academic de la Grande Chaumiere. He is a recipient of the Padma Shri award and the Lalit Kala Ratna.

Anita Dongre

For the generous donation of a ‘House of Anita Dongre’ garment towards the CRY Auction. Anita Dongre’s designs showcase Indian aesthetics in a contemporary language inspired by Rajasthan and India’s rich craft tradition. Founded in 1995, the Anita Dongre label offers breath-taking, curated looks in bridal, couture and menswear.

Pravin Utge

for the generous donation of his painting towards the CRY Auction. Pravin Utge draws from the Rajasthani miniature tradition, portraying dreamy figures in poetic surroundings. The woman, to Utge, symbolizes ‘plenty’; with elongated half-opened eyes, these iconic figures like just-opened buds of elegant flowers, bring a meditative quality to his paintings.

Prakash Deshmukh

for the generous donation of his painting towards the CRY Auction. The artist Prakash Deshmukh mostly paints demure females, calm and lyrical; a celebration of womanly emotions in their simplest and happiest form, in serene colours with intricate design elements in melody. He has held solo and group exhibitions all over India and abroad.

Ram Kumar

for the generous donation of his painting towards the CRY Auction. The artist Ram Kumar who studied painting in Paris under Andre Lhote and Fernard Leger, is one of India’s foremost abstract painters and associated with the Progressive artist group along with the greats like M F Husain, RH Raza and Tyeb Mehta etc. He was awarded the Padma Shri in 1972 and the Padma Bushan, a high Indian Civilian order, in 2010.

JJ Valaya

for the generous donation of a House of Valaya garment towards the CRY Auction. A pioneer amongst modern Indian fashion designers, JJ Valaya along with his brother, TJ Singh founded the ‘House of Valaya’ encompassing Haute Couture, Bridals, Ready-to-wear and Home along with specialized and bespoke design services.

Masaba Gupta

for the generous donation of a garment from the Masaba line towards the CRY auction. The diffusion line ‘Masaba’ made its fashion week debut at Lakme Fashion week. The strength of the label lies in its ability to merge traditional Indian sensibilities and aesthetics while keeping the modern context alive.

J M S Mani

For the generous donation of his painting towards the CRY Auction. J M S Mani’s bold impressionist style and exciting pulsating colours brings his figurative works to life with the many moods of the people, bringing out their strengths and beauty in the midst of their daily lives. He has a Diploma in Drawing from the Ken School of art from Bengaluru and has held a number of solo shows all over India and also internationally in London, New York, Dubai and Hong Kong and has been repeatedly awarded the Karnataka Lalit Kala Academy. Courtesy: AnashaArt www.anashaart.com

Urmi Battu

For the generous donation of her painting towards the CRY Auction. Urmi Battu is an artist of Indian origin based in New Jersey. Through her paintings, she tries to capture and relive the memories of India that she left behind. Her paintings have won numerous awards and have been exhibited in many shows. Urmi is a member of the Pastel Society of NJ (PSNJ) and the Livingston Arts Association. She also serves on the board of PSNJ.

Ayesha Khanna

and her students at Bollywood Funk NYC who had their dance event ‘BFunk4ACause’ on 16th March, 2016 at the Bollywood Dance School, New York & raised $ 553

Amrita Biswas

and her students at Aarohan Music School who had their annual music recital held on 20th March, 2016 at the Matthews Community Center & raised $ 1500

Rinku Das

and her students from Nrityajyoti Dance Academy who had their dance event ‘Classic Bollywood’ on 26th March, 2016 at Cary Arts Center, North Carolina & raised $ 630

GARDEN STATE CHEETAHS HALF MARATHON

We are grateful to Garden State Cheetahs for participating in the Half Marathon held on October 18th at Seaside Heights, NJ for CRY America.

ANUSHA SIVARAMAKRISHNAN AND RHYTHMS NJ

For organising the SAGA ‘15 fundraiser for CRY to be held in November 15 in Montgomery, NJ.

JANILL SHARMA AND NETWORK OF ASIAN MOMS

We are grateful to Janill Sharma and Network of Asian Moms for raising funds through the Stamford Gala held on 10th October, 2015

RAJNITA JAIN

For generously contributing 40% part proceeds to CRY from the sale of her paintings.Please visit her online gallery at www.rajnitajain.com.

ARNI KULKARNI FROM SUNNYVALE, CALIFORNIA

We thank 10 year old, Arni for spreading the work of CRY America and contribution $65 that she raised by making and selling bracelets in support of CRY America.

REENA IYER & THE STUDENTS OF THE GUNGHROO SCHOOL OF DANCE

For their spectacular performance on September 18 at the Hamilton Park in Jersey City, NJ and for donating $150 to CRY

SYMPHONY CORPORATION

For buying and promoting CRY America Greeting Cards.

THE HANS FOUNDATION

We are grateful to The Hans Foundation for their generous contribution of $20,000 to our girl child campaign ‘Let Her Fly’. And also for their generous donation of $21,000 for our Mountain Children’s Fund Project.

SUMAN BHARTI & CORSETDEAL.COM

For his generous donation of $8,000 in support of project PORD. Corsetdeal is the world's largest independent online corset retailer.

JIGAR THAKKAR & SANGEETA MUDNAL

For their generous contribution of $15,000 in support of Project Sathee “We would like to dedicate this project in loving memory of our father S.R. Mudnal who inspired us each day, taught us to excel in everything we do and yet be very humble. We would also like to acknowledge our mom Anasuya Mudnal whose hardwork, courage and focus on charity has made us what we are today and inspires us to contribute back to society every day”.

Jiggar

DR. KRISHNA KAKANI

For his generous donation of $5,000 in support of project PORD.

SANDEEP JAIN

For his generous donation of $5,000 in support of project SSDC.

BALAJI TAMIRISA

For his generous donation of $5,000 in support of project PORD.

APRAJITA & RAVI RAMAMOORTHY

For their generous donation of $10,000 in support of project Prayatn.

DR. NAVIN MEHTA

For his generous donation of $5000 towards Project SSDC.

DR. VIPUL SHAH

For his generous donation of $5,000 in support of Project PORD.

STAR TV

For being our annual media sponsor for 2016.

TV ASIA

For being our annual media sponsor for 2016.

SUDHIR PARIKH & PARIKH WORLDWIDE
MEDIA

For being our media sponsor for CRY’s Gala Dinner at NY.

RAJ ARNEJA & NANAK FOODS

For being a sponsor of the CRY Dinner at NY.

PROMINENT INDIAN ARTISTS
LIKE NITIN NANGARE, MURALI
NAGAPUZHA, ANU KULKARNI,
SURESH GULAGE & ABHANG
BALASAHEB

For donating their paintings to be auctioned at CRY’s Gala Dinner at NY.

KALYAN POPURI

For donating his $2500 performance award from GE Capital Treasury to the cause of underprivileged children.

ANAND & DR. ASHIMA CHAUHAN

For their Platinum level sponsorship towards the Houston CRY Cricket event.

PATEL BROTHERS

For their $500 sponsorship towards the Chicago CRY Holi event.

FERNANDO DISLA FROM STUDIO VFD

For donating his professional video services during our Volunteer Conference at NJ.

VelVetCase.com

For generously donating 5% of their jewelery sale to us. VelvetCase.com - the world’s largest platform for custom-made and international designer jewelry. A first of its kind global platform to enable designers from across the world to build their brand online. In addition to the marketplace, consumers find value in customization features that allow them to get uniquely designed pieces by designer partners.

Nabin Das, Animit Bhattacharya
and all the members of Green Chillies
Entertainment

For their 2nd annual benefit event on May 30, 2015 on behalf of CRY America. “Yash Chopra- King of Romance” was a musical tribute and Bollywood inspired show enjoyed by more than 600 supporters!

Mamta Narula, Founder & CEO,
Ultimate Media

For designating CRY America as a beneficiary of a portion of the proceeds from the Asian American Heritage Festival and for providing CRY with a complimentary information table on May 31 at the NJ Expo & Convention Center in Edison.

DR. AJAY LODHA & THE AMERICAN
ASSOCIATION OF PHYSICIANS OF
INDIAN ORIGIN - QUEENS AND
LONG ISLAND

For their generous donation of $5,000 in support of project Prayatn.

SUDHA SAHAI & EAST
VILLAGE APARTMENTS NYC

For her generous donation of $2,000 in support of project SSDC.

ANUPAM YADAV AND STRATUS

For the generous sponsorship of $5,000 towards our NY Cricket event.

DTCC

For the generous sponsorship of $5,000 towards our NY Cricket event.

INDIA ABROAD

For being our annual media sponsor for 2016.

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