According to legend, King Arthur challenged his knights to seek the Holy Grail. In the search for the Grail, Arthur hoped the quest itself, not necessarily its object, would impress upon his knights the need to strive beyond their existing achievements and to give them the wisdom to understand that which is most worth seeking lies far beyond the realms of societal position and material wealth. In several versions of the legend, the Grail is referred to as Sangreal.
What is your quest? What are you seeking and why do you seek it? The Sangreal Foundation endeavors to support those whose quest involves educational and environmental initiatives. We support those who are at the vanguard of philanthropy; addressing challenges head-on, focusing on results-oriented problem solving and holding themselves and their organizations accountable in the non-profit world.
“We have dedicated our lives to pursuing our own quests toward leading happy, healthy lives. A major part of that journey is to give those opportunities to others as well.”
About the Founders
Adria and Brian Sheth are the founders of the Sangreal Foundation, and they met at the start of their own professional quests: as students and subsequently graduates of the University of Pennsylvania.
Together, they have built their professional, personal and philanthropic lives together. Brian is the President and Co-Founder of Vista Equity Partners, founded in 2000. Today, Vista has over $28 billion of equity capital under management. Vista has built a strong portfolio of software and technology-enabled businesses with a focus on long-term value creation.
Prior to joining Vista, Brian worked at Bain Capital, where he focused on leveraged buyouts of technology companies. Brian also previously worked in the Mergers and Acquisitions Groups at Goldman, Sachs & Co. and Deutsche Morgan Grenfell, where he advised clients in a variety of industries, including software, hardware, semiconductors, and online media. In addition to his responsibilities at Vista, Brian is also a Director at Waterfall Mobile, MarVista Entertainment, and Global Wildlife Conservation
Adria, after a highly engaged technology career, focuses her resources on a range of charitable work, to include her leadership of the Sangreal Foundation. In addition, Adria serves on the Board of Overseers for the University of Pennsylvania, Department of Athletics.
Through the Sangreal Foundation, Brian and Adria have chosen to channel their efforts through one powerful organization, working to make the world a better place by empowering others at the vanguard.