CRI Events lends its support to 'CEOs Cook for GF Kids'


Genesis Foundation has announced that 11 CEOs of India will dedicate their time and don chefs’ hats to participate in a fundraiser, CEOs Cook for GF Kids, to raise funds and save lives of 8 critically ill children.

At this luncheon fundraiser event, to be held in Gurgaon on Saturday, February 7, 2015, at Hotel Crown Plaza Today, Gurgaon, these 11 CEOs will prepare gourmet meals for more than a 100 enthusiastic attendees.  A live band will ensure that guests and celebrity chefs are well entertained.

The following CEOs have confirmed their participation at this event:

-            Anasuya Gupta, Chairperson & MD, CICO Industries

-            Anjali Nayar, President, M&C Saatchi

-            Anjali Singh, VP HR & Training, Genpact

-            Antti Ohrling, 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.

-            Kazen Samandari, Chairman, French Bakery Pvt. Ltd

-            Sanjay Jain, MD – Management Consulting, Global Capability Network, Accenture

-            Sanjiv Rai, MD & CEO, Infrastructure Leasing & Financial Service Limited

-            Shashank Vira, Founding Partner, The Hearth Education Advisors

Entry to this fundraiser is through donor passes and 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.

CEOs Cook for GF Kids is being made possible with the support of sponsors and partners – Pernod Ricard, Cargill India, Mini, Client Associates, CRI Events, Crown Plaza Today – Gurgaon and Quik Relations.

Speaking on the occasion, Prema Sagar, Founder Trustee, Genesis Foundation, said, “CEOs Cook for GF Kids has now become a much-awaited event and it is heartening to see that the interest is only growing. The combined satisfaction of indulging your talent and supporting the treatment of children is a powerful tug. We are looking forward to an enjoyable day with the CEOs and attendees and are really grateful for their support for GF Kids.”

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

Colonel Chandoke, CEO, Victorinox India (P) Ltd

“This is yet another wonderful effort by Genesis Foundation and I’m very pleased to be a part of this on a winter afternoon - full of food and a noble cause.  At the risk of sounding immodest, I look forward to making some lip-smacking dishes and of course, tasting the delicious ones made by other CEO friends as well.”  

Anasuya Gupta - Chairperson & MD, CICO Technologies Ltd.

“It is an honour to be a part of the journey that Genesis Foundation has undertaken. Children are our hope and future and it is imperative that we attend to them, nurture them and ensure they are protected.”

Sanjiv Rai, MD & CEO, Infrastructure Leasing & Financial Service Limited (IL&FS)

“It has always been a joy to cook and it feels great to help raise funds for such a worthy cause. It is a privilege to be a part of this noble cause and would like to extend my full support to Genesis Foundation’s CEO Cook for GF Kids’ event. I hope my small contribution will help Genesis Foundation achieve its goal and I wish them all the best.”

In order to raise resources to facilitate medical assistance to GF Kids, GF has created unusual and unique participative fund-raising events involving music, art and food. Some of these events are: Genesis Foundation’s Kasauli Rhythm & Blues Music Festival, Genesis Foundation’s JadhavGADH Music Festival, CEOs Sing for GF Kids, CEOs Cook for GF Kids, Musical Evenings, Art Shows, Theatre, and more. GF is also the beneficiary of CEO’s Got Talent, produced by FremantleMedia.

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