UNICEF welcomes Ms. Sudha Reddy as a new member of its International Council, a global community of philanthropic individuals who invests to accelerate results for children.
Hyderabad: January 11, 2024: Ms. Sudha Reddy, founder and Chairperson of the Sudha Reddy Foundation, signs a strategic partnership with UNICEF India to promote adolescent empowerment.
She was officially onboarded as a partner over a private interaction and breakfast meeting with UNICEF’s Goodwill Ambassador, David Beckham. Following the meeting, she attended a high-level round table discussion, attended by several distinguished guests, chaired by David Beckham.
UNICEF India Representative, Cynthia McCaffrey, “UNICEF India is pleased to welcome Ms. Reddy as a philanthropic partner. Her commitment is a step forward in our shared vision to empower vulnerable children and adolescents from marginalized communities. Ms. Reddy shows the compassion and the way for leaders from the philanthropic community to join forces to accelerate results for children.”
Reflecting on her commitment to the UNICEF partnership, Sudha Reddy said, “Partnering with UNICEF motivates me and aligns with my vision to support marginalized children. Working with UNICEF’s professional and technical team in India is instrumental in realizing my vision. UNICEF’s credibility and trust, proven over several impactful decades worldwide, make the team a perfect ally in my mission. Together, let us embark on the meaningful journey, creating a world infused with compassion and kindness for children.”
As a new member of UNICEF’s International Council, over the next two-year partnership, Ms. Reddy’s contribution will support empowerment of vulnerable adolescents aged 14-19 focusing on issues of child protection and employability, in UNICEF’s ongoing work with the government, communities, and civil society.
Sudha Reddy’s impactful contributions with global foundations such as the Global Gift Foundation, Breast Cancer Research Foundation, Fight Hunger Foundation and Action Against Hunger, has earned her the prestigious Champions of Change Award from the Telangana Government in 2022.
The UNICEF International Council is a unique community of over 135 private philanthropists and partners – many from the world’s leading business families and global influencers – who want to optimize their philanthropic investments for children by bringing together their funding, leadership and expertise.