Adjunct Professor Manu Vora to Receive Humanitarian Award

Dr. Manu Vora, an adjunct professor at the Stuart School of Business, has won the Humanitarian Service Award by the Seva Community Health Clinic / Indian American Medical Association-Illinois Charitable Foundation. Dr. Vora will be presented with the honor at the IAMA Semiannual Business meeting and 30th Annual fundraising gala on Saturday, April 27, 2024, at Waterford banquet in Elmhurst.

Vora has raised over $12 million for charitable and professional causes and has served well over 3.2 million people in Asia and the world. In 1989 he founded the Blind Foundation of India (BFI), which has helped with prevention, cure, education, and rehabilitation of more than 15 million blind people in India, which is home to one-third of the world’s blind population. The BFI team has raised over $6.5 million and supported over 260,000 free cataract operations, donated 140 mobile vans for transport of doctors and patients, and given 10,000 Braille kits for blind children’s education. For prevention, over 1 million school childrenĀ received free eyesight check ups. Overall, 1 million adults have their free eyesight check ups done through the BFI’s medical partners.