Wednesday, September 27, 2023

Tal Gilad has joined Christel House International as Senior Vice President, Development. Gilad comes to Christel House with over 20 years of professional experience in nonprofit fundraising and communications. She most recently was Chief Development Officer at Thrive Scholars, supporting first-generation students accessing top colleges and corporate careers.

Vandana M Kapur is joining Christel House International as Chief Financial Officer. She has spent the past 13 years as CFO for the Greater Indianapolis Chamber of Commerce, where she was responsible for strategic planning, financial reporting, IT and HR. She has over 20 years of public accounting experience in the U.S. and internationally.

About Christel House International

Christel House gives students who need the most help the best chance. Christel House helps children experiencing poverty around the world realize their full potential. Christel House starts with a strong K-12 academic curriculum and adds character development programming to instill independence, integrity, social responsibility, and leadership. Since Christel House’s founding, 19,385 students have been served at nine schools around the world in India, Jamaica, Mexico, South Africa, and the United States. More than a school, Christel House was established in 1998 by Founder Christel DeHaan. Christel House students maintain a 99% graduation exam pass rate, and the majority of its graduates go on to pursue higher education.

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