Honor Roll by
CRY America

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!

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”.

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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 2015.

TV ASIA

For being our annual media sponsor for 2015.

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 2015.

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