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Karya Kares is a Texas-based nonprofit organization in the process of applying for tax-exempt status under Internal Revenue Code §501(c)(3). It is formed for various charitable, community health care, and educational purposes. Unlike many non-profits, Karya Kares has $0 payroll and all efforts are provided by volunteers so 100% of donation proceeds go directly to the cause.

Our mandate is to promote the public interest and serve the public good rather than to make a profit. We believe that solutions to large global challenges often start with small, local actions. Therefore, we continuously challenge ourselves to strive for excellence and build a culture that thrives on collaborations. We work with many NGOs globally to broaden our reach and make sustainable impacts. Our mission is the unique way in which our organizations Nitya Capital and Karya property management contributes to turning the philanthropic vision into practical reality.

Gala Night

Stars

Host of the Night

Mario Lopez

Mario Lopez Jr. is an American actor and entertainment journalist. He has appeared on several television series, in films, and on Broadway.

Stars of the Night

Nelba Marquez-Greene

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Nelba Marquez-Greene is a clinical fellow of the American Association of Marriage and Family Therapy and has worked in private practice, community mental health and academic settings in the U.S. and Canada.

Kapil Dev

Kapil Dev Ram Lal Nikhanj is a former Indian cricketer. He was a middle order batsman and a fast bowler. Regarded as one of the greatest all-rounders to play the game, he is also Regarded as one of the greatest captains India ever had. He was named as the Indian Cricketer of the Century.

Mia Hamm

Mariel Margaret Hamm-Garciaparra is an American retired professional soccer player, two-time Olympic gold medalist, and two-time FIFA Women's World Cup champion. Hailed as a soccer icon, she played as a forward for the United States women's national soccer team from 1987–2004

Carlos Correa

Carlos Javier Correa Oppenheimer is a Puerto Rican professional baseball shortstop for the Houston Astros of MLB. The Astros selected Correa with first overall selection of the 2012 MLB draft. Correa made his MLB debut in 2015 and he won the AL Rookie of the Year Award.

Justin Verlander

Justin Brooks Verlander is an American professional baseball pitcher for the Houston Astros of MLB. He made his major league debut on July 4, 2005. At the 2003 Pan American Games, Verlander helped lead the United States national team to a silver medal.

Roger Clemens

William Roger Clemens, nicknamed "Rocket", is an American former baseball pitcher who played 24 seasons in MLB for four teams. An 11-time All-Star and two-time World Series champion, he won seven Cy Young Awards during his career, more than any other pitcher in history.

Co-Chairs of the Night

Vivek Shah

Managing Principal

Dr. Deepika Agarwal

Head of Marketing

Prashant Kothari

Real Estate Investor

Honorary Guests of the Night

Sylvester Turner
Mayor of Houston
Ed Gonzalez
Sheriff of Houston
Dr. Anupam Ray
Consulate General of India
Kevin Doffling
Lone Star Veteran
John Boerstler
Lone Star Veteran
Karan Patel
White Sox Chicago

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