About us

Our Team


GBCPCF was born out of the hearts of five like-minded women who are dedicated to provide the best care for those children who may never have the chance to grow up or grow old.

We believe that they deserve our time, love and resources because their lives matter, because they are precious.

Our Patron


DR.GUPTA

Born in 1945, Dr. Gupta hails from Punjab and shifted to Madras in 1958.After schooling in Chennai, he did his medical degree from the prestigious Armed Forces Medical College, Pune, and served in the Indian army.

He fought in the Indo-Pak war of 1971 and then resigned his commission in 1976. Dr. Gupta had to take over the family business of garment export in 1976 and since then he is into garment export, real estate, & hospitality.

He is now involved with many social organizations like Punjab Association (Vice President), Giving Circle of Hope (Trustee), Golden Butterflies, etc.

Rohini

Our Ambassador, Actress & Social activist

Managing Trustee


Stella Jacqueline Matthew

A strong believer in philanthropy and a tireless social work advocate. Stella began her professional journey at the Family Welfare center in Bangalore where she received her training in marriage and family counseling. Subsequently, she multi tasked the role of an administrator, and grief counselor at M.O.H.A.N Foundation, Chennai. She conducted patient support groups, counseling workshops and was instrumental in the inception of ‘Manashanti’ a counseling unit at M.O.H.A.N. Foundation.

The challenges of simultaneously trying to help a family come to terms with the loss of their loved one and allowing them to understand the benefits of organ donation, while trying to build an empathetic relationship led her to leave a lasting impression on many families.

Stella’s passion for social work continued to grow as she took on the role of a chief operating officer, project coordinator, mental health counsellor for various established service organizations such as TANKER Foundation, Jeevan Blood Bank & Stem Cell Research Foundation, GIVE India and MUKTI M.S. Dadha Foundation.

Her greatest assets are her determination, patience, effective communication skills and a natural affinity to empathize with people. From the beginning of her professional life, Stella was clear that her career compass was pointing with absolute certainty towards social work. Her most recent accomplishment is an International graduate diploma in counseling skills from Banjara Academy, Bangalore.

She continues to be involved as an active member with Inner Wheel Club and holds the position of Board Member in Guild of Service, and a Committee Member at MUKTI Foundation.

Trustees


Lavanya Krishnakumar

Has donned many hats and straddled different careers – from advertising to teaching – from sales to film production. But was to work for the cause of social upliftment of the underprivileged has always remained close to her heart. She has made meaningful contributions in projects with CRY and TANKER. Lavanya has also been a fulltime caregiver not only to her parents but also to other family members. This instilled in her a deep sense of value in the transformative power and redemption in the act of selfless service.

Her professional career has made her adept in the art of resource allocation, a skill that goes a long way in the way non-profit sector.

Lavanya derives inspiration from her mother who returned to medical practice to serve those in need, after giving it up a few decades ago for domestic life.

Aneka Paul

Aneka Paul works for Tata Trusts in Mumbai as a Senior Development Officer covering a wide range of projects in the Health Portfolio. Since June 2009 she has been involved with rural and tribal health care issues, specialized fellowships for health cadres, palliative care, stem cell and organ donation.

Prior to this, she spent a year in the Individual Grants Program of Tata Trusts. She is currently pursuing a PhD in Social Work (about palliative care) at Tata Institute of Social Sciences, Mumbai.

She holds a master's degree in Social Work from TISS and a Bachelor's degree in Chemistry from Mumbai University.

Hemal Kanvinde

Hemal currently works for MOHAN Foundation as their Quality Assurance Officer. She has brought to the organisation her skills in guiding young counsellors and designing research projects. She also developed a database of information on Organ Donation useful for National Helpline and trained counsellors in different fields of activity.

She has also worked at M. S. Swaminathan Research Foundation, Centre for Action Research on Environment Science and Society, National Biodiversity Authority and Food and Agriculture Organsiation covering biodiversity, sustainable livelihoods, gender studies and management of coastal ecosystems.


Nandhini Sundar

She has extensive experience working for various multi national companies. Her aptitude to social work was evident during school and College days through activities of the Leo club of Nandambakkam.

In 2006 she felt there is more needs to done for the underserved in society and started doing honorary services. She goes to Little Flower convent school for the blind to teach spoken english and personality development. She also spends time reading to them.

Her husband has his own business. He is an IT professional and she has a daughter who is doing her final year dentistry.


Late Ms.Sunandha Suren

An Advocate by profession, she always dreamt of serving the society to help the poor. Thus, she was and will remain an integral part of Golden Butterflies.

Sunanda tragically passed away on 23rd October 2018 following a road traffic accident. She continues to guide us from above.

Project Coordinator



kavita Patel

ACCOUNTABILITY AND TRANSPARENCY

We believe in being proactively accountable and transparent in all that we do, and to our "Donors" too.