About Us

The SEED Foundation consists of a five-member Board of Directors. The young professionals involved in the Foundation serve to bridge the gap between first and second generation Indians in America and as such, represent a positive influence on the growing Indian community in the United States.

Although the Foundation is not affiliated with any other organization or corporation, it will work hand-in-hand with others in accomplishing their mutually parallel goals.

To join the SEED Foundation, please contact any Director or send an email to info@seedfoundation.org

    Board Members

ChairpersonAnita Chandra-PuriChicago, IL
TreasurerNamita Solanki-PatelCarol Stream, IL
ScholarshipsNupur GuptaGlenview, IL
Community RelationsMona BhutaChicago, IL
TechnologyKapil ChandraAtlanta, GA

Chairperson

 Anita Chandra-Puri
Anita Chandra-Puri is the Chairperson and one of the original directors of the SEED Foundation. When not working with the SEED Foundation Anita is a pediatrician in Chicago. Originally from Ohio, she received her bachelor's degree from Miami University in 1991 and her medical degree from Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine in 1995. She spends her leisure time with her husband and four young children, and enjoys photography, music, Indian folk dance and event planning.

Treasurer

 Namita Solanki
Namita Solanki-Patel is the Treasurer and one of the original founders of the SEED Foundation. She received her Bachelor's degree in Finance from the University of Illinois-Chicago. Namita is a elementary and middle school substitute teacher. In her spare time, Namita teaches religious classes at The Jain Temple, enjoys cooking, playing sports and spending time with her family. She is married and has two daughters.

Scholarships

 Nupur Gupta
Nupur Gupta resides in Glenview, IL. She graduated with a Bachelors in Business from Delhi University, India. Nupur immigrated to the U.S. in 1994 and has worked in the Hotel Industry. Her last position was in Corporate Sales at the The Ritz-Carlton, Chicago. Nupur enjoys meeting people, music and dance. She is married and has two young children.

Community Relations

 Mona Bhuta
Monika (Mona) Bhuta is Director of Community Relations and resides in Chicago, Illinois. She received her MS in Mechanical Engineering from the University of Michigan and her BS in Biological Engineering from Mississippi State University. She is currently working as a Technical Support Engineer for Innovative Sports Training, Inc. which designs motion capture systems for human biomechanics related research. Outside of work, Mona enjoys ..what else?.. sports, cooking, traveling and being with friends. Being a small town girl, Mona is trying to take advantage of all that Chicago has to offer!

Technology

 Kapil Chandra
Kapil Chandra maintains the website and scholarship application for SEED and lives in Atlanta, GA. He received his Bachelor's degree in Computer Science from Georgia Tech and MS in Finance from Georgia State University. Kapil is currently Chief Architect and a Co-Founder of Tin Roof Software, a software consulting company in Atlanta specializing in enterprise and mobile development.