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

ADVOCATES ($5K TO $9,999)

Neelima and Milind Bhat
Pratima and Doshi
Robyn Friend and Dr. Neil Siegel
Vinita and Amar Singh

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

Bindu and Kumar Koneru
Bala and R. Krishnamurthy
Madhu and Babu Mehta
Meena and Jitu Mehta
Chandrika and Sumant Patel
Seema and Amit Patel
Dr. Ruchi Mathur and Dr. Mark Pimentel
Indira and Yalamanchilli Rao
Kinna and Dr. Nitin Shah
Aruna and Dinker Shah
Kusum and Harkishan Vasa
Rita Singhal and Dr. Swamy Venuturupalli

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

Ronda Berkeley and Mel Green
Chhandam Youth Dance Company
Rajani Dinavahi and Mr. Abizer Gaslightwala
Minal and Neil Doshi
Shobhana Gandhi
Seema Kantak and Shreeraj Karulkar
Reena Kapoor and Anurag Wadehra
Valerie Kaur and Sharat Raju
Shobha and Nitin Mehta
Sanjay and Kanan Panchal
Hetal and Kunal Sharma
Raminder and Harpreet Singh

FRIENDS ($100 TO $999)

Shobha Sudhir Banker
Swati and Vijay Bhatt
Shaila and Vijay Chauhan
Hima Chintalapati
Gita and Mukesh Desai
Mandy Fazeli and Rashid Razavi
Deepa Gupta
Nootan and Arvind Halani
Divya 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 Singhal Kumar

FRIENDS ($100 TO $999)

Leepi Shimkhada and Ravi Mahalingam
Bharathi and Kanaiya Mahendra
Vandana and Kaushik Master
Purnima Mehta-Taylor
Geeta and Anil Mehta
Nila and Arvind Mehta
Mitali and Hitesh Mehta
Rama and Jayant Mehta
Lavina Mehta and Sathiyan Kutty
Sheila and Kishore Naik
Koji Oka
Choudhary Patel
Sharda and Mahesh Patel

FRIENDS ($100 TO $999)

Mitula and Raj Patel
Shriya and Prisha Patel
Purnima and Jyoti Prakash
Chhaya and Jairaj Samtani
Vandana and Bhanu Sardesai
Tara and Nirmal Sethia
Aruna and Manohar Shinde
Evanthia Spanos
Cheryl Templeton
Durga and Raghu Toppur
Padma and H.P. Trivedi
Sonal and Govind Vagashia
Surekha Vashi