The Leela Endowment

The Leela Endowment is a joint initiative of The Leela Institute and the Chhandam School of Kathak. Together both organizations are working to ensure a secure and vibrant future for India’s rich artistic traditions and cultural heritage. Donors have the option of contributing to the general endowment fund or establishing a named fund.
 

General Endowment Fund
Leela’s General Endowment Fund provides donors with the opportunity to make a gift that will leave a lasting impact while providing The Leela Institute with the critical support needed to realize its full mission potential. Leela’s General Endowment Fund provides operational support to Leela’s programs and activities on an annual basis. The fund places a special emphasis on providing direct support to artists and educators ensuring their ability to advance the field of Indian classical dance and music. Leela’s General Endowment Fund accepts gifts at all levels. To make a contribution that will ensure the future of Indian classical dance and music, click here:
 
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Named Funds
A Leela Institute named funds provides donors with the opportunity to make gifts that have a lasting impact, while honoring or memorializing a loved one. Named funds can be established for a range purposes including artist fellowships and awards, educational programs, the creation of new artistic works, and touring programs. Named funds can be established with a minimum gift of $250,000. To establish a named fund, contact Executive Director, Monika Ramnath at monika@leela.dance.
 

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Supporters

FOUNDER’S CIRCLE ($50K AND UP)

Anonymous
Gita and Subramaniam Janakiraman
Shaila and Dinesh Mehta
Meera and Jasvant Modi
Bina and Yogesh Nivas
Dr. Irma and Dr. Ushakant Thakkar

PATRONS ($25K TO $49,999)

Preetha and Hari Nair
Rachna Nivas and Prakash Janakiraman

LEADERS ($10K TO $24,999)

Uma and Avadhesh Agarwal
Anonymous
Poonam and Prabhu Goel
Mary and Dr. Clemens Lee
Palayam Foundation
Jyotsna and Sharad Patel
Leah and Dr. Gary Schoolnik
Nalini and Uka Solanki
Kusum and Harkishan Vasa

ADVOCATES ($5K TO $9,999)

Neelima and Milind Bhat
Pratima and Navin Doshi
Robyn Friend and Dr. Neil Siegel
Vinita and Amar Singh
Aruna and Dinker Shah
Rita Singhal and Dr. Swamy Venuturupalli

AMBASSADORS ($2,500 TO $4,999)

Shobhana Gandhi
Bindu and Kumar Koneru
Bala and R. Krishnamurthy
Madhu and Babu Mehta
Chandrika and Sumant Patel
Seema and Amit Patel
Dr. Ruchi Mathur and Dr. Mark Pimentel
Indira and Yalamanchilli Rao
Shelly Mahendra and Lakshman Rao
Kinna and Dr. Nitin Shah
Hetal and Kunal Sharma
Seema Kantak and Shreeraj Karulkar
Mallika Parulekar

SUPPORTERS ($1,000 TO $2,499)

Ronda Berkeley and Mel Green
Chhandam Youth Dance Company
The DasGupta Family
Rajani Dinavahi and Mr. Abizer Gaslightwala
Minal and Neil Doshi
Reena Kapoor and Anurag Wadehra
Valarie Kaur and Sharat Raju
Mitali and Hitesh Mehta
Shobha and Nitin Mehta
Poonam Narkar
Kanan and Sanjay Panchal
Gordhan and Saroj Patel
Pravin Patel
Marna and Suresh Ramnath
Aruna and Manohar Shinde
Raminder and Harpreet Singh
Keerthy Sundar
Sonal and Govind Vagashia

FRIENDS ($100 TO $999)

Ritu Alvares
Shobha and Sudhir Banker
Seema Barua and Alex Le
Susan and Santanu Barua
Arvind Bhambri
Purnima Mundal and Arun Bharat
Swati and Vijay Bhatt
Sunita and Mahesh Bhuta
Shaila and Vijay Chauhan
Madhu and Vijay Chheda
Priyanka Chheda
Hima Chintalapati
Anna Cross
Samuel Culbert
The DasGupta Family
Hemali and Dr. Ravi Dave
Nilima Dave
Gita and Mukesh Desai
Heena and Indra Desai
Preeti and Nalin Desai
Mandy Fazeli and Rashid Razavi
Vinata and Vinayak Gangolli
Tara and Daniel Goleman
Deepa Gupta
Nootan and Arvind Halani
Inji Islam
Divya Jain

FRIENDS ($100 TO $999)

Neha Jain
Yogita and Ishwar Jasuja
Seema and Kiran Kamat
Anjana and Vikram Kamdar
Tarala and Pravin Kapadia
Kumud and Suren Kapadia
Erica and Sathvik Krishnamurthy
Pratibha and Singhal Kumar
Agnes Lee and Joel Schoolnik
Kari Lopez
Elena and Victor Magno
Leepi Shimkhada and Ravi Mahalingam
Bharathi and Kanaiya Mahendra
Roopa Maniar
Santrupti Margad
Vandana and Kaushik Master
Maya and Hem Mathur
Purnima Mehta-Taylor
Geeta and Anil Mehta
Nila and Arvind Mehta
Rama and Jayant Mehta
Lavina Mehta and Sathiyan Kutty
Surekha and Hasmukh Modi
Lata and Maruti More
Sheila and Kishore Naik
Koji Oka

FRIENDS ($100 TO $999)

Kavitha Padmanabhan and Murugu Navaneetha
Shuba and Santhosh Panicker
Choudhary Patel
Sharda and Mahesh Patel
Mitula and Raj Patel
Shriya and Prisha Patel
Purnima and Jyoti Prakash
Alka Sabherwal
Shoba and Manohar Samat
Chhaya and Jairaj Samtani
Vandana and Bhanu Sardesai
Tara and Nirmal Sethia
Tiffany and Amit Shah
Farah Yasmeen and Salim Shaikh
Suraj Shantakumar
Shravida Shetty
Vikram Sikand
Bhavya Singh
Evanthia Spanos
Cheryl Templeton
Durga and Raghu Toppur
Sonali Toppur
Padma and H.P. Trivedi
Surekha Vashi
Pooja Verma
Sarah Wong