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Our Supporters

We are grateful to our foundational donors for helping us build our community from the ground up!

Desi Rainbow Parents & Allies (DRPA) seeks to build a world where diversity of sexual orientation, gender identity, and gender expression are respected, valued, and affirmed by the South Asian diaspora. 

 

After almost five years of operating as a completely volunteer run initiative, DRPA has just undertaken the next step in our own journey - incorporating as a nonprofit organization with paid staff! 

Make your contribution today and join a grassroots force of  hundreds of members and supporters committed to support Desi families of LGBTQIA+ individuals.

THANK YOU TO OUR 2023 DONORS!

The work we do would not be possible without the contributions from people like you.

Thank you for your continued support. 

Diamond Circle

RAYMAN MATHODA & AVANTIKA SHAHI

BHATT-SCHARPF FAMILY FOUNDATION
MCKINSEY & COMPANY
PRETIUM
MANDAL FAMILY CHARITABLE FUND
VAIBAV JAIN & PARAG MEHTA 

Platinum Circle

RAJIV KAMILLA & SUSAN KRATINA

RITA CHOPRA

BECKY GEORGE

RAJIV GULATI

KUNOOR CHOPRA
POPLI-HEMRAJANI FAMILY FOUNDATION

MASTERCARD
SUKHI SANDHU

VAIBHAV GUJRAL
AUDELISS

Gold Circle

RAMPALLI-UDAYAGIRI TRUST

EXL

RAMESH & KALPANA BHATIA FAMILY FOUNDATION

SHAMINA SINGH & ASHLEY BELL

ANJU KUMAR 

ARJUN KUMAR 

NATASHA YERRAMILLI 

SANJAY COUTINHO 

NISHA GANATRA 

K. S & VIDYA MOHAN FAMILY FUND

ANITHA CHENNAT 

SHEETAL PATEL-REDDY 

ANURADHA SACHDEV 

RAHUL DESHMUKH & REEMA MODY-DESHMUKH

JYOTI SINGH 
SRI CHIVUKULA 
 

Silver Circle

AVESTAR CAPITAL LLC  

HARRY AND MASIE MASTO FOUNDATION

GOPAL FAMILY FUND

RAJAT RANA

RAMESH SRINIVASAN

VIRAJ PATEL

PRITI AND NAVEEN BANGIA 

PRIYA RAY

SQUASH GILL 
 ROANOKE VALLEY PYSCHIATRIC ASSOCIATES PA 

Bronze Circle

SHARI EMETH

SNEHA DEVADSON

TARA VENKATESH

SHOBA VISWANATHAN

ADEEL QALBANI

SANDHYA MURTHY

SHIKHA CHIVUKULA

ANUPAM DEV GOEL

ROHAN ANAND

UTPAL BRAHMA

STEPHEN JIWANMALL

NEHA BRAR

ZOHA GONDAL

KESHAV KHANIJOW

AMAR KUCHINAD

AEA INVESTORS

SAPNA PANDYA

SAILAJA SASTRY

MORGAN O'DONNELL GIVING FUND

PAMELA MURPHY

UDBHAV DESAI

ADITYA MADIRAJU

ANITA AHMED

PRIYA SHUKLA

JOHN GREALLY

DEEPTI SAHRAWAT

ANJALI KUMAR

SONYA MEHTA

MANASI KOLPE

CRYSTAL HUDSON

MANDEEP RAI

DAVID RUSSO

AMRIT KAPAI

AVNI PATEL

TATIANA GUTIERREZ ABENDSCHEIN

MONISHA AGRAWAL

AMRIT RAI

LAURA RUGARBER

NIKHIL MANDALAPARTHY

ROBERT GAROFALO

IRFAAN K KHAN

MADAN GOYAL

PALKA KUMAR

AMANDA KEEN

ALEX MELENDREZ

BHAVNANI REDDY FAMILY FUND

MEG SREENIVAS

GITIKA DESHMUKH

APARAJEETA DUTTCHOUDHURY

GURKEERT RUIZ BAGH

Booster Circle

BIANCA KENWORTHY

LAAVANYA PASUPULETI

JOSHUA CHANDANANI

SHILPA KULKARNI

SNEHA ISSANI

SUMIT RATHI

REI CHAN

THANK YOU TO THE DONORS WHO HAVE CHOSEN TO GIVE ANONYMOUSLY!

THANK YOU TO OUR 2021 DONORS!

The work we do would not be possible without the contributions from people like you.

Thank you for your continued support. 

Pinnacle Circle

THANK YOU TO THE 2 DONORS WHO HAVE CHOSEN TO GIVE ANONYMOUSLY!

Celebration Circle

ABHILASHA MADAN
ANITHA CHENNAT
ANURADHA MANIKLAL
ANURADHA SACHDEV
ASHA RAO & SAJAI KRISHNAN
HIVEBRITE, INC
KALPATHI & VIDYA MOHAN
PARAG MEHTA & VAIBHAV JAIN
PRIYA SHAH
RENU AGGARWAL
SHIKHA CHIVAKULA
SRI CHIVAKULA

THANK YOU TO THE 8 DONORS WHO HAVE CHOSEN TO GIVE ANONYMOUSLY!

Pride Circle

AJIT JOSHI
ANYA & ANVI FENN
ARCADIS, INC
MONA KHAN COMPANY
REEMA MODY
SHARI EMETH

THANK YOU TO THE 18 DONORS WHO HAVE CHOSEN TO GIVE ANONYMOUSLY!

Acceptance Circle

ANUPAM GOEL
APARAJEETA DUTTCHOUDHRY
KOSHY MATTHEWS
KRISHNA HEGDE & ARUNA RAO
RACHNA KHARE
RAJIV GULATI
SUJATHA & SIDDHARTH PURKAYASTHA
SONYA MEHTA
VIJAY MEHTA

THANK YOU TO THE 10 DONORS WHO HAVE CHOSEN TO GIVE ANONYMOUSLY!

Supporter Circle

BHAVANI CHANDRAMOULI
JESSE VERNON
KAMAL JETHWANI
RACHEL PHILLIPS
RESHNA MANIKLAL
SHILPA KULKARNI
SUNITA VISWANATH
VALERIE PLOUMPIS

THANK YOU TO THE 45 DONORS WHO HAVE CHOSEN TO GIVE ANONYMOUSLY!

Friends Circle

FARAH KIDWAL
RUCHI KOTIA

THANK YOU TO THE 25 DONORS WHO HAVE CHOSEN TO GIVE ANONYMOUSLY!

Booster Circle

ALLISON ANSARI
NEHA GOEL
SEMHAR KIFLE

THANK YOU TO THE 32 DONORS WHO HAVE CHOSEN TO GIVE ANONYMOUSLY!

We want to thank the hundreds of other donors who have chosen to give anonymously!
 

Make your contribution today and join a grassroots force of  hundreds of members and supporters committed to support Desi families of LGBTQ individuals.

THANK YOU TO OUR 2020 DONORS!

The work we do would not be possible without the contributions from people like you.

Thank you for your continued support. 

Celebration Circle

SAJAI KRISHNAN & ASHA RAO

VIDYA MOHAN

THANK YOU TO THE 9 DONORS WHO HAVE CHOSEN TO GIVE ANONYMOUSLY!

Pride Circle

PARAG MEHTA & VAIBHAV JAI

THANK YOU TO THE 9 DONORS WHO HAVE CHOSEN TO GIVE ANONYMOUSLY!

Acceptance Circle

KOSHY MATHEWS

DIMPLE MODI

ARABINDA PANI

THANK YOU TO THE 20 DONORS WHO HAVE CHOSEN TO GIVE ANONYMOUSLY!

Supporter Circle

SWATI BAKRE

ELENA PADILLA

PROTIM ADHIKARI

AJAY DESAI

NIDHI BHATIA

ANU BHATTACHARYA

ARUNA DESAI

NIRMAL SHAH

THANK YOU TO THE 80 DONORS WHO HAVE CHOSEN TO GIVE ANONYMOUSLY!

Friends Circle

SAVITA VASHISTH

VEDA & UMESH NAVSARIWALA

MEDHA BHARGAW

LAKSHMI UMARALE

THANK YOU TO THE 55 DONORS WHO HAVE CHOSEN TO GIVE ANONYMOUSLY!

Booster Circle

SASHA DUTTCHOUDHURY

MITESH BHALANI

THANK YOU TO THE 25 DONORS WHO HAVE CHOSEN TO GIVE ANONYMOUSLY!

See how your donation helps:

$25 = one virtual support group meeting

$50 = website maintenance so that families who need our help can find us.
$100 = translation of our informational material into one of our many South Asian languages, so that we can expand our reach.
$500 = stipend for a mental health advisor for support groups.
$1000 = sponsor a video on South Asian LGBTQIA+ communities.  

$5000 = sponsor the development of a “Desi Rainbow Safe Space” training for a religious or medical institution.

THANK YOU TO OUR 2022 DONORS!

The work we do would not be possible without the contributions from people like you.

Thank you for your continued support. 

Diamond Circle

AVANTIKA SHAHI & RAYMAN MATHODA

Platinum Circle

DAVID ASCHER

HEMAL PATEL

RAJIV GULATI

SAJAI KRISHNAN AND ASHA RAO

SANJAY COUTINHO

SANJAY MOHAN

Gold Circle

ANITHA CHENNAT

GURU PANGAL

KALPANA SETH

KUNOOR CHOPRA

NIRANJANA MOHANDAS

NISHA GANATRA

RACHNA KHARE

SANDEEP SAPRA

SARITA BHATT

SHEETAL PATEL-REDDY

SONIA SANJEEV

Silver Circle

AJIT MAYYA

AKSHAY BIRLA

ANITA MEHRA

JYOTI SINGH

KHYATI JOSHI

LALITHA SIDANA

LLOYD SANTY

MRIDULA UDAYAGIRI AND PRASAD RAMPALLI

PRITI AND NAVEEN BANGIA

RUCHI KOTIA

SRINIVAS REDDY

SURBHI SHAH

TUSHAR GARIMELLA

VANDANA SURANA

ZOHA GONDAL

Bronze Circle

ALINA JOSEPH

ANIL & CHANDNI SHAH

ANITA AHMED

ANNA CHACKO

ANNA KELEHER

ANNEKA ANAND

ANSHUMAN GOSWAMI

ANTHONY CIRILLO

ANUJ SHAH

ANUPAM GOEL

ANYA & ANVI FENN

APARNA KALBAG

APARNA KAUSHIK

ARCHANA SOMAYAJI

ASHA GEORGE GUIZER

ASHA SAJAI

ASHISH SAGROLIKAR

BENJAMIN LYONS

BHARTI DESAI

BHAVANI CHANDRAMOULI

CHARMAINE HUSSAIN

CHITRA KAMATH CHOLPADI 

CHITRA M

CHITRA NAYAK

CHITRA VENKATRAMAN

CLARA LEE

DARSHAK DHOLAKIA

DAVID & MIRIAM BERKOWITZ

DEBRA NYCZ

DIANA SCHMIDT

DIANA VALLE

FAISAL ALAM

GAURAV MISRA

GEETHA KUTIKKAD

GIHANI ISAACS

HARINI VIKAS

HELEN BRONSTON

HIMA SATHIAN

JACOB & JIMMY CHACKO

JANE SARWAR

JAYARAJAN & DULARI KASTURI

JAYKUMAR SHAH

JENNY MANCINI

JESSE CHERAYIL

JESSE VERNON

KARTHIK SANKARANARAYANAN

KENNETH GOLDSTEIN

KEYA KOUL

KOSHY MATHEWS

KUNOOR CHOPRA

LAKSHA DANCER

LAKSHMI PERI

LEDA TEPP

LESLEY KODAN

LINDA GEORGE

MALA MURTHY

MANAL MEHTA

MANASI KOLPE

MANDAR DEODHAR

MEGHANA KRISHNAN

MEHEREEN AHEARN

MITCH HERMAN

MONA KHAN

MONICA SHAH

NAMRITA YUHANNA

NASIR GONDAL

NEHAL KAKARIA

NIMISH MEHTA

NISH JHAVERI

NITA RUDRA

OMPRAKASH AND DEVKI NAYAK 

P.S. NATARAJAN

PALLAVI RUDRARAJU

PAULA SAHA

PENNY & ISIODORO PALUMBO

PHILLIP KOSHY

PREMA BHUSRI

PRITI MERCHANT

PRIYA NALKUR

PRIYA RAY

PRIYA TALREJA

PUNITA TRIVEDI

RACHEL PHILIPS

RAHUL DESHMUKH

RAJALAKSHMI MOHAN

RAXITA DESAI

RAYNA RAMPALLI

REBIN ROY

REEMA SINGHAL

RIGNESHA PRAJAPATI

RISHMA KURANA

RITU JUNEJA

RITUJA INDAPURE

ROBERT LOGAN

ROBERT PAULS

ROHAN ANAND

RUCHI KALRA

SADNA CHOPRA

SAKET & KAMAL JETHWANI

SANDHYA SAMANT

SANOBER LOKHANDWALA

SAPNA PANDYA

SARAH BAY-CHENG

SARAH PHILLIPS

SHAMINA SINGH

SHAILA PATANKAR

SHANTHIRANI KULANDAIVELAN

SHARADA IYER

SHEETAL SHENOY

SHILPA AND BHARAT DOSHI

SITA MURTY

SONALI SOMYALIPI

SONYA MEHTA

SRI CHIVUKULA

SRIRAM VENKATESH

STEPHEN JIWANMALL

SUNU CHANDY

SUPRIYA BHARADWAJ

SWAYAMPAKULA RAMAKANTH

TANWI PRIGGE

TASNIM HUSSAIN

TINA LINDINGER

TYLER WHITEHURST

USHA THAKORE

UTPAL BRAHMA

VAISHNAVH NAGARAJAN

VALERIE DANIELE

VARUN KORLA

VINAY KUMAR MANGLANI

VIRAJ PATEL

WENDY BRACHFELD

YASHOMATI KAUL

YI YAN GOH

THANK YOU TO THE 22 DONORS WHO HAVE CHOSEN TO GIVE ANONYMOUSLY!

Booster Circle

ADAM DOROS

ADITYA CHANDRAHAS

AISHWARYA CHAYA RAJ

ALEX GOOS

ALY AZHAR

ARCHAA SRIVATSAV

BIANCA RECTO

CECELIA HARRISON

DEVIKA N

GABRIEL ESPARZA-ROMERO

GLENN MAGPANTAY

GRAMA JAYARAM

KANI ILLANGOVAN

LOAN NGUYEN

MICHELLE JOSEPH

MOOF MAYEDA

NIYATEE SAMUDRA

OM LALA

PIA AHMED

SARAH SARWAR

SAURABH GUPTA

TEJRATNA CHAVAN

TRACY PUHL

ZAIN ISLAM-HASHIMI

ZARA AHMED

THANK YOU TO THE 3 DONORS WHO HAVE CHOSEN TO GIVE ANONYMOUSLY!

THANK YOU TO OUR 2021 DONORS!

The work we do would not be possible without the contributions from people like you.

Thank you for your continued support. 

Pinnacle Circle

THANK YOU TO THE 2 DONORS WHO HAVE CHOSEN TO GIVE ANONYMOUSLY!

Celebration Circle

ABHILASHA MADAN
ANITHA CHENNAT
ANURADHA MANIKLAL
ANURADHA SACHDEV
ASHA RAO & SAJAI KRISHNAN
HIVEBRITE, INC
KALPATHI & VIDYA MOHAN
PARAG MEHTA & VAIBHAV JAIN
PRIYA SHAH
RENU AGGARWAL
SHIKHA CHIVAKULA
SRI CHIVAKULA

THANK YOU TO THE 8 DONORS WHO HAVE CHOSEN TO GIVE ANONYMOUSLY!

Pride Circle

AJIT JOSHI
ANYA & ANVI FENN
ARCADIS, INC
MONA KHAN COMPANY
REEMA MODY
SHARI EMETH

THANK YOU TO THE 18 DONORS WHO HAVE CHOSEN TO GIVE ANONYMOUSLY!

Acceptance Circle

ANUPAM GOEL
APARAJEETA DUTTCHOUDHRY
KOSHY MATTHEWS
KRISHNA HEGDE & ARUNA RAO
RACHNA KHARE
RAJIV GULATI
SUJATHA & SIDDHARTH PURKAYASTHA
SONYA MEHTA
VIJAY MEHTA

THANK YOU TO THE 10 DONORS WHO HAVE CHOSEN TO GIVE ANONYMOUSLY!

Supporter Circle

BHAVANI CHANDRAMOULI
JESSE VERNON
KAMAL JETHWANI
RACHEL PHILLIPS
RESHNA MANIKLAL
SHILPA KULKARNI
SUNITA VISWANATH
VALERIE PLOUMPIS

THANK YOU TO THE 45 DONORS WHO HAVE CHOSEN TO GIVE ANONYMOUSLY!

Friends Circle

FARAH KIDWAL
RUCHI KOTIA

THANK YOU TO THE 25 DONORS WHO HAVE CHOSEN TO GIVE ANONYMOUSLY!

Booster Circle

ALLISON ANSARI
NEHA GOEL
SEMHAR KIFLE

THANK YOU TO THE 32 DONORS WHO HAVE CHOSEN TO GIVE ANONYMOUSLY!

We want to thank the hundreds of other donors who have chosen to give anonymously!
 

Make your contribution today and join a grassroots force of  hundreds of members and supporters committed to support Desi families of LGBTQ individuals.

THANK YOU TO OUR 2020 DONORS!

The work we do would not be possible without the contributions from people like you.

Thank you for your continued support. 

Celebration Circle

SAJAI KRISHNAN & ASHA RAO

VIDYA MOHAN

THANK YOU TO THE 9 DONORS WHO HAVE CHOSEN TO GIVE ANONYMOUSLY!

Pride Circle

PARAG MEHTA & VAIBHAV JAI

THANK YOU TO THE 9 DONORS WHO HAVE CHOSEN TO GIVE ANONYMOUSLY!

Acceptance Circle

KOSHY MATHEWS

DIMPLE MODI

ARABINDA PANI

THANK YOU TO THE 20 DONORS WHO HAVE CHOSEN TO GIVE ANONYMOUSLY!

Supporter Circle

SWATI BAKRE

ELENA PADILLA

PROTIM ADHIKARI

AJAY DESAI

NIDHI BHATIA

ANU BHATTACHARYA

ARUNA DESAI

NIRMAL SHAH

THANK YOU TO THE 80 DONORS WHO HAVE CHOSEN TO GIVE ANONYMOUSLY!

Friends Circle

SAVITA VASHISTH

VEDA & UMESH NAVSARIWALA

MEDHA BHARGAW

LAKSHMI UMARALE

THANK YOU TO THE 55 DONORS WHO HAVE CHOSEN TO GIVE ANONYMOUSLY!

Booster Circle

SASHA DUTTCHOUDHURY

MITESH BHALANI

THANK YOU TO THE 25 DONORS WHO HAVE CHOSEN TO GIVE ANONYMOUSLY!

See how your donation helps:

$25 = one virtual support group meeting

$50 = website maintenance so that families who need our help can find us.
$100 = translation of our informational material into one of our many South Asian languages, so that we can expand our reach.
$500 = stipend for a mental health advisor for support groups.
$1000 = sponsor a video on South Asian LGBTQIA+ communities.  

$5000 = sponsor the development of a “Desi Rainbow Safe Space” training for a religious or medical institution.

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