Ekta is a word from Hindi, India’s second most widely spoken language.
Depending on the context it can mean Unity, Solidarity or a purposeful Oneness. When we chose Ekta as the name of our foundation we envisioned a melding of humanity in pursuit of the common good.
It was a while before we realized that our foundation’s name harmonized so well with the motto of our adopted country, the United States – E Pluribus Unum – Out of Many, One.
We started this journey in 2008 with the simple purpose of giving back. We were inspired by the examples of so many who, like us, had pursued the American Dream, achieved material prosperity and come to the realization that their success empowered them to make a lasting and meaningful impact on the world.
Our Foundation’s unifying principle is the enhancement of human dignity through education, for lasting social impact.
We’ve strived to be realistic with our goals and developed lasting partnerships with organizations and people who get things done. We’ve learned to use business-like thinking and simple accountability metrics to keep us on track.
In the decade that has gone by since we started our journey with Ekta, much has been accomplished in the world of targeted philanthropy.
Much remains to be done by those, like us, to whom much has been given and we pledge to do our part in the years ahead.
Our quest for beneficial change in the world continues…