Viera, FL: Brevard Schools Foundation announced the receipt of a $15,000 donation from BIMDA, the Brevard Indo-American Medical and Dental Association, a local not-for-profit medical and dental association. The funds donated will support the Supply Zone for Teachers, a free resource center for teachers at high poverty schools to help children in need have the tools they require to be successful in the classroom, and provide scholarships for graduating seniors to make higher education more accessible and affordable.

“We appreciate BIMDA’s generous donation, which will help change the lives of students who need extra help to pursue their educational goals and dreams.  Building a pipeline of future medical professionals is an important way that the BIMDA community can work with the Foundation to ensure a stronger community,” stated Janice Kershaw, President of the Brevard Schools Foundation.

According to Glad Kurian, Founder and Honorary Executive Director, BIMDA is dedicated to the primary goal of medical education with their members. In line with this theme, the groups’ philanthropic goals mirror the education concept starting with High School through College and Advanced Degrees. They promote STEM education and are also supportive of the Liberal Arts and other fields of endeavor in the fields of higher education.

“We have chosen Brevard Schools Foundation to partner with as a major conduit of public and private support in Brevard County due to the strong impact that they make with a very large and diverse population of students, teachers and schools in the Brevard Public Schools system which is ranked as one of the finest in the State of Florida,” said Kurian.


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Photo from L to R: Glad Kurian, Dr. Aparna Kopuri, Janice Kershaw, Dr. Ashok Shah