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About Us

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


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

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.

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

Nelba Marquez-Greene

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.

Preity Zinta

Preity G Zinta is an Indian film actress, producer , writer and tv talk show host and presenter. She has appeared in Hindi, Telegu, Punjabi and English language films. After graduating with a degree in Criminal psychology Zinta made her acting debut in movies with the film Dil se in 1998 followed by a role in Soldier the same year. These performances earned her a Filmfare Award for Best Female Debut. She is also the co owner of a cricket team in the Indian Premier League.

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
Combined Arms Veteran
John Boerstler
Combined Arms Veteran
Karan Patel
White Sox Chicago

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Highlights of Karya Kares


Diamond Sponsors
Swapnil Agarwal
Vivek Shah
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