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.

GCA Bylaws

GCA Bay Area has adopted new bylaws starting June 2022 to strengthen the organization and serve the community better.

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

  • Mahesh Patel – President
  • Subhash Patel – Vice President
  • Vasudha Patel – Secretary
  • Manisha Patel – Treasurer
  • Saurin Patel – Membership
  • Chandresh Popat – Communication
  • Rakesh Bhagat – Director
  • Dhiren Patel – Director
  • Sanjay Patel – Director
  • Karishma Patel – Director
  • Nikhil Patel Patel – Director
  • Keya Patel -Director
  • Nitin Soni – Director
  • Naresh Patel – Director
  • Vipul Patel -Director
  • Kanu Gandhi – Director
  • Nilesh Patel – Director

Board of Trustees

  • Vijay Desai
  • Bhavesh Patel
  • Mukesh Mowji
  • Dr. Sneha Patel
  • Pankaj Patel