Our Origins

IndUS of Fox Valley supports diversity and harmony in our workplace and communities. We denounce discrimination in all spheres of life. This includes prejudice based on race, nationality, color, religion, gender, gender identity, marital status, sexual orientation, disability, age, or military status.

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, a number of key leaders in the Indian community felt a need to establish an organization that would focus on strengthening the ties with the larger, local American community.

A charter meeting was held on March 2, 2001, and IndUS of Fox Valley came in to a 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.

The IndUS Board has formally declared the year 2010 as the tenth anniversary year of the organization.