Tata Mumbai Marathon 2020 raises INR 45.90 Cr for Philanthropic causes

At the Tata Mumbai Marathon 2020 Philanthropy Awards at Raj Bhavan on Tuesday (L to R), Vivek Singh, Jt.MD, Procam International, Arvind Reddy-Procam International, Anil Singh, MD, Procam International, Shri Bhagat Singh Koshyari, Hon’ble Governor of Maharashtra, Harish Bhat-Brand Custodian, Tata Sons, Jayanti Shukla, Chief Executive Officer, United Way Mumbai and Burzin Mehta, Head-Corporate Events-TCS.

Tata Mumbai Marathon 2020, Asia’s most prestigious marathon and a World Athletics Gold Label Race, has surpassed all previous records by raising INR 45.90 crores for charity, this was announced by United Way Mumbai, the event’s Philanthropy Partner.

The Tata Mumbai Marathon has always inspired one and all to #BeBetter and this very ethos has echoed in the philanthropic drive. Inspiring and instilling the spirit of giving and re-enforcing a bond with civil society. The event continues to be the single largest sporting platform for philanthropy in India. Since its inception, TMM has now raised over INR 315.90 crores, directly benefitting 700+ NGOs.

Unlike any other event in the country, Tata Mumbai Marathon has the privilege of being hosted and awarded from the glorious precincts of Raj Bhavan. The Raj Bhavan welcomed to its majestic environs, dignitaries and sponsors of the event including Harish Bhat, Brand Custodian, Tata Sons, Jayanti Shukla, Chief Executive Officer, United Way Mumbai and Anil & Vivek Singh, Promoters Procam International. The first citizen of the state, the Honorable Governor of Maharashtra, Shri. Bhagat Singh Koshyari felicitated all the top fund raisers for the event’s 2020 edition.

This year, 295 NGOs, 204 Corporates, 1424 fundraisers and 36,000+ donors showcased their commitment to support causes such as Healthcare, Education, Animal Welfare & Environment, Women Empowerment, Livelihood, Social, Civic & Community Development among others.

This year has been challenging for all and the global pandemic has affected each and every one of us, in one way or another. Corporates and NGOs alike struggled to navigate the new normal. The money raised for TMM couldn’t have come at a more crucial time for NGOs and is helping them meet commitments of ongoing projects, sustain and resurrect themselves. It is a fitting statement then that TMM 2020 has broken all charity records by raising more funds this year, giving the new normal a whole new meaning!

“The impact of the Tata Mumbai Marathon resonates beyond race day. It is heartening to know that 295 NGOs working for a multitude of causes have raised a record amount of INR 45.90 crores in donations at the 2020 edition; there cannot be a better way to symbolise the power of the human spirit. The event continues to be the largest sporting platform in India. It represents the power of the collective and is a testament to the goodness in all of us. Congratulations once again and wish the legacy of your philanthropic endeavours continues forward,” said Hon’ble Governor of Maharashtra, Shri Bhagat Singh Koshyari.

At the Tata Mumbai Marathon 2020 Philanthropy awards at the Raj Bhavan on Tuesday, (L to R) Change Legend Sadashiv S Rao, representing the 3rd highest fundraising NGO-Isha Education, Dr. Bijal Mehta, Trustee of Shrimad Rajchandra Sarvamangal Trust and representing the Highest fundraising NGO-Shrimad Rajchandra Love & Care and Change Legend V S Parthasarathy, representing the 2nd highest fundraising NGO-K.C.Mahindra Education Trust-Project Nanhi Kali receiving the award at the hands of Hon’ble Governor of Maharashtra, Shri Bhagat Singh Koshyari, along with Harish Bhat-Brand Custodian, Tata Sons and Anil Singh, MD, Procam International.

“For many months now I have really looked forward to announcing the philanthropy figures of the Tata Mumbai Marathon 2020 because not very often does one get to witness not one but two astonishing individual fundraising campaigns raising over INR 2 crores each. Mr. V S Parthasarathy and late Mr. Dhaval Mehta are truly the role models our society needs. And this year too like every year, we have once again broken all previous records when our partner NGOs & corporates, collectively with over 2000 fundraisers, raised a humongous INR 45.9 crores,” said Jayanti Shukla, Chief Executive Officer, United Way Mumbai.

2020 in Focus

• The highest funds raised so far at any event edition – INR 45.90 crores

• The highest number of funds raised by an individual across all Procam races since 2004 – Dhaval Mehta, raising INR 2.43 crore through the generous support of 5519 donors across the world

• V S Parthasarathy, the highest fundraiser of TMM 2019, bettered his record by nearly a crore, raising a total of INR 2.25 crore through 2110 donors, achieving the secondhighest fundraising position.

• Highest Number of NGOs participating – 295

• The highest number of companies participating supporting a charity – 204 companies fielding 321 teams

• Highest number of individuals signing up to raise funds at TMM – 2067

• Highest number of Change Runners at TMM – 226

“Our partnership with the Tata Mumbai Marathon is special. Apart from sporting excellence, the event gives us an opportunity to give back to society. Our heartiest congratulations to United Way Mumbai, the NGOs and fundraisers for their stellar efforts and commitment. We are sure, this will serve as an inspiration for many more to contribute towards philanthropic causes and work towards a better tomorrow,” said Harish Bhat, Brand Custodian, Tata Sons.

“This is a proud moment for us. We are humbled by the efforts of United Way Mumbai, the running community and the citizens who have come forward with a stronger resolve to support the causes they are so passionate about. This year, they have truly shown the way, by breaking the record of funds raised for charity. Our gratitude to all our sponsors and partners for their unstinting and continued support,” said Vivek B Singh, Joint MD, Procam International.

TATA MUMBAI MARATHON 2020 WINNERS ACROSS DIFFERENT CATEGORIES

NGOs

• Highest Fundraising NGO: Shrimad Rajchandra Love & Care – INR 7,50,32,255

• 2nd Highest Fundraising NGO: K.C. Mahindra Education Trust- Project Nanhi Kali – INR 2,63,82,564

• 3rd Highest Fundraising NGO: Isha Education – INR 2,05,56,341

CORPORATE TEAM

• Highest Fundraising Corporate: Kotak Mahindra Bank Ltd – INR 3,02,54,917

• 2nd Highest Fundraising Corporate: Mahindra and Mahindra Ltd. - INR 2,49,25,212

• 3rd Highest Fundraising Corporate: Godrej & Boyce Mfg. Co. Ltd. – INR 1,29,88,454

CHANGE LEGENDS - Individuals committing to raise INR 1 CR and above

• Dhaval Mehta – INR 2,43,16,925

• V S Parthasarathy – INR 2,25,20,211

• Sadashiv S Rao – INR 1,16,68,221

• KVS Manian – INR 1,13,75,532

• Villy Doctor – INR 1,04,23,341

CHANGE ICONS - Individuals committing to raise INR 50 lakhs and above

• Shanti Ekambaram – INR 60,04,332

• Sankara Raman – INR 50,22,303

• Abhay Jasani – INR 50,00,000

CHANGE CHAMPIONS - Individuals committing to raise raising between INR 25 lakhs and INR 49.99 lakh

• Sudhir Shenoy– INR 46,36,769

• Manish Kothari – INR 42,28,721

• Jaimin Bhatt – INR 30,64,141

• Aditya Joshi & Vishal Agarwal – INR 26,58,600

• Sumanth Cidambi – INR 25,82,288

• Ninad Tipnis – INR 25,67,501

• Reshma Jain – INR 25,25,000

• Mridula Jasani – INR 25,01,000

YOUNG LEADER - Individuals below 21 years committing to raise a minimum of INR 75,000 • TMM Young Leader - Anyssa Kothari – INR 10,69,402

Sport is at its best, when the single-minded pursuit of victory, is transcended, by helping transform lives of all those its touches” and that is the legacy of the Tata Mumbai Marathon.

Tata in Sports

Tata group is a global enterprise with combined revenues of US $113.0 billion (2018-19), along with Tata Consultancy Services (TCS), one of the world’s leading IT services, consulting and business solutions organisations, are the title sponsor of the Tata Mumbai Marathon.

Sport has always been an integral part of the Tata group for over 75 years. Tatas association with multiple sports ranging from cricket, football, hockey, badminton, chess, athletics, mountaineering and motor racing, among others, has produced many award-winning sportspersons, helped the development of marginal communities and supported sporting teams, national and international events as well as training academies. The Tata Sports Club was set up in 1937 to encourage sports among its employee base across the country.

TCS is the sponsor of many premier running events across the world - the TCS New York City Marathon, the TCS Amsterdam Marathon, the TCS World 10K and the TCS Lidingloppet (the world’s largest cross-country run), and is the technology partner of marathons held in London, Chicago, Boston, and Australia — all part of the company’s effort to promote health and fitness in the communities, the world over.

About United Way Mumbai

United Way Mumbai is a part of the 130+ year old United Way movement engaged in nearly 1,800 communities, spanning 41 countries across the world. Our mission is to improve lives by mobilising the caring power of communities to advance the common good. We work closely with a network of 500+ NGOs and a large number of corporates for their CSR programmes, workplace giving campaigns and other events. This includes designing of CSR policy and strategies, due diligence of NGO partners, programme implementation, employee volunteering, impact assessments and financial and programmatic reporting.

Over the past 18 years, we have partnered with over 300 companies and over 1,00,000 individual donors investing above Rs. 480 crores for community development projects.

UWM, in its role as the charity partner brings together charities, corporates and individuals through a credible platform for giving. Each participating NGO undergoes a background due diligence process.

For more details please contact Sahej Mantri +91.9833131419 Email: sahej@unitedwaymumbai.org

For the latest figures, you can also visit our website – www.unitedwaymumbai.org/tmm

About Procam International

Procam International is India’s leading sports promoter. Since its inception in 1988, it has been the driving force behind the growth and development of sports management in India. Envisioned by founders Anil and Vivek Singh, Procam, is involved in holistic sports management, sports consultancy, and live television production.

Pioneers of the distance running revolution in India, Procam International’s Big 4 –Tata Mumbai Marathon, Airtel Delhi Half Marathon, Tata Consultancy Services World 10K and Tata Steel Kolkata 25 K are global leaders in their respective distances. These events have ushered in a running movement, that has helped to re-define, the health, fitness and charity paradigm of our country.