The 2024 Bay Area Gala spectacularly closed out our spring season with a record-breaking $2.65M, with the pledge drive alone raising over $900K—the highest ever at any AIF gala. Hosted at the iconic San Francisco City Hall, the evening honored the remarkable leadership journeys of Revathi Advaithi, CEO of Flex, and Aparna Bawa, COO of Zoom, and celebrated AIF’s impactful work in empowering women and girls across AIF’s programs in education, public health, and livelihoods. The evening was made even more special by performances from the hilariously brilliant Zarna Garg and the Stanford A Cappella group.

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  • Revathi Advaithi
    (Chief Executive Officer, Flex)
  • Aparna Bawa
    (Chief Operating Officer, Zoom)

Presenting Sponsor

  • Sumir Chadha


  • Zarna Garg
    (Comedian, Producer and Screenwriter)

Gala Benefactors

  • Flex Foundation
  • WestBridge Capital

Gala Underwriters

  • Lata Krishnan and Ajay Shah
  • Aishwarya and Shashin Shah

Gala Co-chairs

  • Cooley LLP
  • Docusign
  • Extreme Networks
  • Infosys Limited
  • Macrae
  • Micron
  • Priya Living
  • Uber Technologies Inc.
  • Wadhwani Foundation
  • Swati and Vijay Advani
  • Niti and Montu Bashambu
  • Shital and Robert Chatwani
  • Godhwani Family
  • Shailly and Tim Guleri
  • Vasu Jakkal and Uday Keshavdas
  • Joelle Emerson and Aaron Levie
  • Anita Manwani and Arjun Bhagat
  • Naitry and Rick Marini
  • Sundari and Samir Mitra
  • Harsha and Mukesh Patel
  • Rohan Shah
  • Suniti and Sanjay Subhedar

Gala Patrons

  • Pure Storage
  • Zoom
  • Christina and Deepak Kamra
  • Usha and Diaz Nesamoney
  • Riaz Taplin

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