Globally, Syntel employees donated $55,970 during January, which was then matched dollar-for-dollar by the company to reach the $111,940 mark. Syntel donated the funds to the American India Foundation (AIF), which will match Syntel's contribution, resulting in a total amount of $223,880 in support.
AIF will focus efforts on reconstruction and rehabilitation to ensure that affected communities rebuild and develop themselves beyond their prior state. 100 percent of all funds raised for Tsunami victims will go directly to initiatives benefiting Tsunami victims.
"Our thoughts go out to those affected by this devastating tragedy," said Bharat Desai, Syntel Chairman and CEO. "The outpouring of support from around the world has been truly inspiring and Syntel is proud to be able to provide support as an organization."
AIF was founded in March 2001 in response to the Gujarat, India earthquake in January of that year. A group of prominent Indo-Americans sought an efficient way to channel resources and funds from across the country towards relief efforts. Along with former President Bill Clinton, this group of Indo-Americans formed AIF with the initial goal of assisting in the rehabilitation of this devastated area. Since then, its mission has expanded to embrace all of India.