Purva Shah is a co-founder of Ignite Hope and a lifelong Chicago area resident. Purva has been fortunate to travel back to India almost every year of her life, which has given her a unique perspective on the local culture and community, and has enabled her to foster long lasting relationships there.
Purva has a B.A. degree in Psychology from Loyola University and an MBA in Human Resources Management from DePaul University. Professionally, Purva has worked in industry and also in residential real estate. After spending time away from work to be a full-time mom for 2 kids, she wanted to follow her passion for philanthropy and has been involved with several local charities over the last several years. In parallel, she continues to look for ways to bridge her strong Chicago community ties with her desire to assist those in need in India and beyond. Through this journey, the inspiration for Ignite Hope was created.
Nirali Amin – Fundraising Chair
Pareeta Nalluswami – Sponsorships Chair
Monica Sheth – Creative Co-Chair
Archana Patel – Creative Co-Chair
Vineeta Bonthala – Legal Co-Chair
Puja Gupta – Legal Co-Chair
Shilpi Shah – Grant Advisor