St. Michael’s Renovation

The Giving Back Foundation thanks Rajiv Agarwal and many others.


With the Giving Back Foundation’s grateful thanks and appreciation to Rajiv Agarwal, Senior Trustee of The Giving Back Foundation’s India branch, who donated his time and energy and superbly managed the renovation of St. Michael’s School in New Delhi for the Foundation, we are pleased to picture some of the recent improvements the Foundation has made at the school. 3,000 feet of new high quality floor and wall tiles were donated by Ms. Poonam Talwar of Nitco Ltd. Mumbai. Mr. Getamber Anand, Managing Director of ATS Infrastucture Ltd kindly offered to affix all of the tiles, donating all of the material and labor costs.

The children at St. Michael’s are uplifted by the new look and feel of their surroundings, and it gives the Foundation a lot of joy to have improved the lives of these needy students. The Foundation has renovated the entire school building block, including installation of new tiles and windows, fresh paint throughout, furniture, a brand new playground and is now feeding the children as part of the Foundation’s 5-year commitment. This exemplifies The Giving Back Foundation’s commitment to being “hands on” with every charitable commitment that we make around the globe.


Famed actor, director and screenwriter Tim Blake Nelson was the recipient of the second annual Meera Gandhi Giving Back Award at the Woodstock Film Festival, Woodstock, NY. in mid-October. Meera Gandhi, CEO and Founder of The Giving Back Foundation, said, “We are delighted to announce that Tim Blake Nelson has generously donated his Giving Back honorarium to the 52nd Street Project in Hell’s Kitchen, Manhattan, New York. The 52nd Street Project’s mission is to bring together kids aged 9 to 18 from the Hell’s Kitchen neighborhood with theater professionals to create original theater.


The Giving Back Foundation CEO and Founder Meera Gandhi, Alisyn Camerota co-host of Fox TV’s Fox and Friends Weekend and Donzelina Barroso, Senior Advisor at Rockefeller Philanthropy, participated in a panel discussion entitled “Philanthropy in the East and West” at Asia Society on Park Avenue, NYC on October 18. Topics were the evolving state of philanthropy in the East and West, the evolution of philanthropy in the past five years and the future of philanthropy in the East and West, including how to involve children at an early age. The Asia Society generously hosted the panel discussion and Giving Back book signing. Baroness Monica von Zadora-Gerlof underwrote the reception and donated Monica von Zadora beauty gifts/ goody bags, and The Cake Designer donated a replica cake of The Giving Back book and cupcakes to all guests.

With gratitude to all from Meera Gandhi and The Giving Back Foundation.

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