Genesis Foundation's First Fund-Raiser Of The Year - CEOs Cook for GF Kids

In an initiative to help save lives of 8 critically ill and underprivileged children, Genesis Foundation is all geared up to host ‘CEOs Cook for GF Kids’ on February 6, 2016 at Crown Plaza Today, Gurgaon. Contributing towards the treatment of children, 8 CEOs and industry leaders will show off their culinary skills and prepare gourmet meals for the attendees at the event. Each of these attendees will buy plates or tables to support the cause and enjoy a relaxing fun-filled winter afternoon.

The event will see competition among CEOs who will don the chef hats for a dish of their choice and serve to a crowd full of enthusiastic attendees. The funds raised from ‘CEOs Cook for GF Kids’ will be utilised by Genesis Foundation to provide financial support for life-saving and life-changing medical intervention for 8 critically ill, under-privileged children.

Some of the well-known business leaders who will be participating are:

·         Lindgren Lars-Olof - SAAB Technologies

·         Rajan Srivatsan - Bain & Company India

·         Suman Bose - Siemens Industry Software India

·         Suresh Narayanan - Nestle India Ltd

·         Rajiv Verma – HT Media Ltd

·         Manisha Sood - Fitbit Inc

·         Ranjan Chopra - Team Computers Pvt Ltd

·         Oliver Mirza - Dr. Oetker India Pvt. Ltd.

Last year, CEOs who participated included names like; Anasuya Gupta, Chairperson & MD, CICO Industries, Anjali Nayar, President, Saatchi & Saatchi, Anjali Singh, Senior Vice President, Genpact,    Antti Ohrling, Country Director, Rovio/Angry Birds, H.E. Bernhard Wrabetz, Austrian Ambassador to India,Colonel Chandoke, CEO, Victorinox India (P) Ltd, Geetu Verma, Executive Director – Innovations, Hindustan Unilever Ltd, Kazem Samandari, Chairman, French Bakery Pvt. Ltd, Sanjay Jain, MD – Management Consulting, Accenture, Sanjiv Rai, MD & CEO, Infrastructure Leasing & Financial Service Limited, Shashank Vira, Founding Partner, The Hearth Education Advisors.

Speaking on the occasion, Prema Sagar, Founder Trustee, Genesis Foundation, said “I deeply thank all the wonderful people who continuously lend their support to make the GF’s initiatives a success. I am grateful to all the CEOs who have agreed to take out their precious time in supporting our cause. We are looking forward to a fun-filled evening with all the GF supporters around, cooking and contributing at the same time.”

And, this is what some of the participating CEOs have to say:

Mr. Suman Bose, Managing Director and CEO - Siemens Industry Software India said, "I believe in all the work that the Genesis Foundation does, and I am extremely excited to be wearing a chef's hat for the first time at their 11th CEOS Cook For GF Kids event. I am delighted to cook for a good cause."

Ms. Manisha Sood, Country Head, Fitbit Inc said, "Genesis Foundation has helped treat so many critically ill children who suffer from various ailments. I am absolutely thrilled to be a part of their CEOs Sing for GF Kids fund-raising event, where I get to cook! What an exciting concept to raise money and help save lives of so many young ones in need.”

‘CEOs Cook for GF Kids’ as a unique fund-raiser was first held on January 15, 2005 at the Nandiya Gardens, Maurya Sheraton & Towers, New Delhi. This event pioneered the practice of participatory fund-raising at Genesis Foundation. Since then, ten more successful lunches have been organised in Delhi, Gurgaon, and Bangalore, allowing heads of various organisations to enable Genesis Foundation’s vision. The most recent edition of the event even saw heads of diplomatic missions joining in to cook for the cause!



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