Our Origins

IndUS of Fox Valley supports diversity and harmony in our communities through social, cultural, educational and charitable activities. Our programs are focused on bringing greater understanding and awareness of various cultures that interlace the composition of Fox Valley communities.

IndUS of Fox Valley has its origin in the Fox Valley India Association (FVIA). The first annual celebration, entitled IndUS-99 was organized under the auspices of FVIA, with Dr. Ramakant Shet, President of that organization, providing the leadership.

Following the success of the premier event, visionary leaders of the Indian origin community along with key leaders of the North East Wisconsin felt the need to establish an organization that would focus on strengthening the ties with the larger, local Fox Valley community. A charter meeting was held on March 2, 2001, and IndUS of Fox Valley came into being, as a distinct, separate entity. The organization was formally registered and incorporated in the State of Wisconsin, and soon after received its nonprofit status under Section (c)(3) Internal Revenue Code.