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Houston Foundation Board

HC4A Foundation Board members are individuals who very much care for the cause, do not have much time to run the charity, yearly donate at least $2,500 and open up their network to promote the cause.

Foundation Board members would get at on table for 10 at each of the fundraisers such as Bollywood Meets Borscht Belt and HC4A Gala in Austin. They also have the privilege to host prominent guests.

The collected funds, when they reach $100,000 or so per each HC4A Chapter, will be used to create an Irrevocable Endowment Fund. 80% of the fund’s earnings will be distributed for school supplies for that chapter and 20% will be retained to grow the fund. Each year, the Foundation Board donor’s contributions will be added to this fund. The funds will be setup at the location of each chapter. HC4A Austin has established this fund, click here for details.

Foundation Board members may host a meeting and also host wine & cheese events to invite new individuals to join the Board or otherwise help with the charity. Click here to Join the Foundation Board.

Lalitha Trehan

Mrs. Lalita Trehan is a distinguished Montessorian, teacher and teacher trainer in the United States. She has been an educator for over 40 years and during this time has served many roles in both India and the US. She has a B.Sc. in Home Economics from Lady Irwin College, New Delhi. In 1978, she received her pre-primary Montessori certification from Chicago, and in 1989, her Lower and Upper Elementary certification from Houston, Texas. In 1993, she became a teacher trainer at the Houston Montessori Center. In her own words, “I am a children’s advocate and I feel very strongly that we have the power to make a difference and help underprivileged children through our collective efforts.”

Mrs. Trehan is founder of First Step Montessori School (Panchkula, 1983) and Founder Director of American Montessori School (Houston, 1986), Sugar Creek Montessori School (Stafford, 1994), Cambridge Montessori School (Sugar Land, 1997) and Sugar Creek Montessori School-Katy (2007). As testament to her expertise in early childhood education, in 1999, Mr. Untermeyer, Chief of Staff under President George Bush Sr. and Chairman of Texas State Board of Education, personally requested Mrs. Trehan to serve as Trustee on the Board of the Texas Center for Educational Research (T.C.E.R) in Austin, Texas.

Ruchika Sing Dias