Kids & Art Foundation
Purvi Shah, a long-time Bay Area resident, identified a way to leverage training and a career in design and hard-won experience in dealing with pediatric cancer for a compassion project. As CEO of Kids & Art Foundation, she helps other families confront the disease. The Foundation teams children touched by cancer with artists. Shah founded Kids & Art in 2008 after her son Amaey was diagnosed with Acute Lymphoblastic Leukemia. Before Kids & Art, Purvi Shah was a Creative Director at multimedia firms and is formerly trained as a graphic designer from Pratt Institute in New York. Currently, Purvi mentors nonprofit leaders, hosts workshops on design thinking and branding for nonprofits and she is also an Adjunct Faculty in the Interaction Design Department at California College of the Arts in San Francisco.