$250K Gift to Help Establish Endowed Chair for The India Center at UCF

Orlando, FL.: The generous support of two Central Florida doctors Ramesh Chopra and Neena Chopra will help broaden the awareness and understanding of India’s role in the world today.

$250,000 gift from Port Orange, Florida, residents Ramesh Chopra and Neena Chopra is all set to bring UCF another step closer to its goal of establishing the Indian Community Endowed Chair for The India Center. Establishing an endowed chair highlights the importance of studying India at UCF.

In Fall 2022, over 3,000 students from 149 countries enrolled at UCF. Students from India represented the second-largest group of international students with 460 individuals enrolled.

The Chopra’s gift will be amplified by a $50,000 match from the university through the UCF Challenge.

This strategic initiative provides matching funding from the transformational $40 million gift made in 2021 by philanthropist MacKenzie Scott. With the Chopra family’s gift, donors to date have pledged more than $2.5 million toward the $5 million goal to establish the endowed chair position.

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