Pradeep Walia Philanthropic Vision

March 28, 2017
 
Throughout the various stages of his life Pradeep Kumar Walia has demonstrated a strong level of resilience and an ability to overcome adversity. Way back 1987, Pradeep arrived in Pennsylvania from Calcutta, India with a total of $20 in his pocket, but in less than a decade, he had received a remarkable education from Slippery Rock University, an MBA from Carnegie-Mellon University. In addition, he had also founded and ran Atlas Software, a $20 million company. As always, however, there is more to the story.

While his own life has featured high highs and low lows, Pradeep Walia has always done his best to help others. Even at his lowest points, he has always tried to help those less fortunate. He has always volunteered his time, whether he was helping Mother Teresa’s orphans or providing blankets to those who were out in the cold, even when he had next to nothing himself. That spirit continues to this day, although now he uses his business prowess to help along philanthropic endeavors.

How Pradeep Walia Makes Life Better

December 30, 2016
 
There are aspects of Pradeep Walia’s life story that tend to remind some of the Hollywood movies he is hoping to make someday. After all, he did go from arriving in the U.S, with $20 total to running a $20 million company and that is a very good story. However, what he wants to be known for his his willingness to help others obtain what he has these days. He has never forgotten the tough times and he wants to help those who are less fortunate. He has always felt that way, and now he has the ability to do something about it.

Some time ago, Pradeep Walia couldn’t afford to give people money, so he had a tendency to volunteer as much time as he could, whether it was helping Mother Teresa distribute blankets to the cold and homeless or it was easing the suffering of the children in one of her orphanages. These days, Pradeep Walia tries to use his ability to make money to support more philanthropic endeavors. For example, the foundation that bears his name has created some NGOs in India, such as Jimba, that try to help the poor navigate capitalism in a way that brings them out of poverty.

Giving is About More Than Money - Pradeep Walia

September 25, 2016
 
To give money is great and benefits many people, but to give of your time requires something more. It requires effort and dedication as well as sometimes putting you places you may not want to be. Giving has always been a continued theme for Pradeep Walia’s life; a theme of making money and then giving it away has been the motto he lives by.

But more than just giving money, Pradeep Walia also gives of his time. He has volunteered for many different organizations like Warm Blankets Orphan Care and Mother Teresa Orphanage. When times are good, Pradeep Walia enjoys being able to provide relief financially, but if he couldn’t afford to give money, he would volunteer his time because that is something anyone can give. It says much about a person when looking at their actions when they themselves are struggling.

The transition to the United States was not an easy transition for Pradeep Walia with everything from culture to language barriers, but he worked hard to overcome his struggles and managed to keep his life motto of helping others at the same time. He studied and gained a Bachelor's as well as Master’s degree, started his own company and then worked in the nonprofit sector. For Pradeep Walia, no matter his own circumstances, up or down, he manages to push through and give back to those in need.

A Theme of Volunteerism, Pradeep Walia

June 18, 2016
 
If there is one particular theme that can be seen by Pradeep Walia, it is one of volunteerism. He believes deeply in the importance of faith in the of helping others. And not just helping others when it suits you, but no matter your own circumstances, putting other’s needs first. When Pradeep Walia came to the United States, he worked hard to be able to graduate from Slippery Rock University. After receiving his diploma, he then went on to found Atlas Software. After that, he earned his Master’s in Business Administration from CMU. After achieving success through academics and business, he felt it was time to move to the Nonprofit sector. This continued with the theme for Pradeep Walia’s life of making money and then giving it away.

More than just money, Pradeep Walia also gave of his time. For organizations like Warm Blankets Orphan Care and Mother Teresa Orphanage, if he couldn’t afford to give money, he would volunteer his time. It truly says a lot about a person to see what they do when they themselves are struggling. Coming to the United States was not an easy transition for Pradeep Walia, but he worked through the struggle and managed to keep his faith in helping others as well. For Pradeep Walia, no matter his own circumstances, good or bad, he manages to push through and give back.