CRY America’s Fundraising Dinner Gala 2013

Date: May 18th, 2012
Venue: Taj, The Pierre, New York
Performance by Rimli Roy and Surati
Cocktails: 6.00 - 7.00 pm
Presentation: 7.00 - 8.30 pm
Dinner &
: 8.30 - 9.00 pm
CRY America Patrons and Honorees

Jaya and Ravi Bhooplapur, “My wife Jaya and I were immediately attracted to the prestige of CRY America and their drive to be deeply invested in the welfare of children. We are firm believers and advocates of children's rights and development as they will one day grow up and be a reflection upon us all.”

Ritu and Parag Pande “When I see the smiles on the faces of the children we are trying to help, I know they are one helping hand away from breaking free and finding a brighter future. These children don't need much; that they survive on what they have is a miracle in itself. And so, whether we give as little or as much as we can, it will make a difference. This is a difference that grows.

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Aparisim “Bobby” Ghosh is a journalist and TIME Magazine's Editor-at-Large. An Indian national, he has previously been TIME's Baghdad Bureau chief, and one of the longest-serving correspondents in Iraq. He has written stories from other conflict areas, like Palestine and Kashmir. He has also worked for TIME Asia and TIME Europe and has covered subjects as varied as technology and soccer, business and social trends. Richard Stengel, TIME's Managing Editor while congratulating Mr. Ghosh said, “Bobby’s mixture of great and intrepid reporting, unique insight and powerful writing is a recipe for what makes TIME exceptional”.

Shefali Sunderlal President, CRY America

Big ticket auction items

Paintings by artists like Seema Khohli Murali Nagapuzha
Auctioned brunch by celebrity chef Maneet Chauhan

Past CRY America Pledge events

Pledge 2011 was held on May 13th at Taj, The Pierre Hotel in New York. Sharmila Tagore and Soha Ali Khan, Indian actors, were the special guests along with Puja Marwaha (CEO, CRY) and Shefali Sunderlal (President, CRY America) Vikram and Meera Gandhi, Fareed Zakaria, (editor of Newsweek International and CNN anchor) with Shefali Sunderlal, (President of CRY America) and Trustees at Pledge 2007.