Swati has joined The Akshaya Patra team as a Development Director- East Coast. Prior to joining the team full time in January 2020, she worked pro-bono for a year. In her role as Development Director, she will be building new partnerships and opportunities for funding through potential corporate, individual and philanthropic donors for Akshaya Patra Foundation USA.
She possesses more than eight years of experience in progressively responsible positions with various Non-profit organizations, including Save the Children India, ICCo, Udyogini. She is adept in program management, fundraising, building strategic partnerships with different stakeholders (including government and allied institutions, companies and CSR initiatives), program implementation, monitoring and evaluation of programs.
Swati has a Masters degree in Social Work from Tata Institute of Social Sciences, Mumbai, India. She is also a trained Special Educator- specializing in learning disabilities.
Outside of work, Swati loves reading, painting or going on road trips with her husband.