Ann enrolled herself in the training program at the Center, and began to develop ideas on how to help underprivileged children in developing countries. She had read countless articles detailing the plight of young marginalized children who, thanks to their own government’s weak economic system and infrastructure, had never had the chance to develop into educated, independent adults. She knew in her heart that this needed to change, and she believed she could make the greatest impact through providing education and fostering personal development.
In November 2000, Ann moved forward with her plans. She established the Ann Foundation as a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization, with the aim of bringing hope to children and young adults in developing countries who, until now, had been mostly ignored by society. Education and personal development were, and still are, at the center of this organization. The Foundation envisions a world where every disadvantaged child gets an equal opportunity to write their personal and professional story. Since its inception, Ann’s nonprofit organization has worked tirelessly in providing assistance to thousands of kids, providing them with educational aid, new learning centers, training, technology equipment and school furniture. Read more on the foundation’s guiding values and mission here, and how it helps to change lives every day here.
Ann received her Bachelor of Science degree in Chemistry and Biology from Maharani’s College, Bangalore, India. She is actively involved with Rotary Club International.