About Us

Gujarati Cultural Association of Bay Area has grown to one of the largest and most active nonprofit cultural organizations in the Northern California. GCA has been fortunate to be led by years of talented leadership dedicated to bridging the gap between Gujarat, India and Gujarati Indians in Bay Area. With the help of scores of volunteers and committed members hungry for the most entertaining and fulfilling cultural events, the GCA has grown to thousands of families.

Since its start, the GCA has been run by the dedication of volunteers. If you would like to help this non-profit cultural organization, please contact us.

Mission and Vision


We are a non-profit organization with a mission to preserve, cherish and celebrate Gujarati and Indian heritage by providing exposure and opportunity to the present and future member’s.


Shape the future by preserving Gujarati cultural and linguistic heritage through diversity and sense of belonging for the upcoming and future generations of the membership.


Counselling and networking to membership, Community Respect, Education, Promote and maintain diversity in organization, Responsibility, Accountability, Honesty and Openness, Self-respect and mutual dignity in dealing with one another, Collaboration, Fun, and Family Values.

Executive Team

Board of Directors

  • Daxesh Choksi – President
  • Ketan Itchhaporia – Vice President
  • Parthiv Rawal – Secretary
  • Kamlesh Ganatra – Treasurer
  • Rakesh Bhagat – Director of Membership
  • Rishi Mehta – Director of Communication
  • Heiley Patel – Director
  • Jasmie Patel – Director
  • Narendra Mehta – Director
  • Sanjay Patel – Director
  • Sheetal Bhatt – Director
  • Tulsi Patel – Director
  • Jyoti Patel – Director
  • Purvi Davada – Director
  • Nirat Shah – Director

Board of Trustees

  • Dr. Sharvari Dixit
  • Mahesh Patel
  • Chandresh Patel
  • Saurin Patel
  • Sudhansu Parikh