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Nitya Capital and Swapnil and Deepika Agarwal Underwrite West Houston Institute Video Wall

HCC Foundation August 2019 Check Presentation

Nitya Capital and Swapnil and Deepika Agarwal were recognized at the HCC Board of Trustees meeting on August 7th for their gift of $92,000 to HCC’s West Houston Institute. The gift will underwrite the West Houston Institute video wall to serve as a focal point for the HCC state-of-the-art learning space.

Swapnil is a graduate of Hastings High School in Alief ISD, just a few miles from the West Houston Institute. His higher education began at Houston Community College where he started his coursework before self-financing his way through college at the University of Texas. Swapnil then worked in the real estate and finance industry before launching Nitya Capital and Karya Property Management in 2014.

 “For those of you who have not been in the lobby of the West Houston Institute, the video wall is going to be truly impressive, spanning two stories and adding to the bold and innovative design of the space," said HCC Foundation Board Chair David Regenbaum. "It will provide an attractive element to the building for both students and outside community visitors."

 Swapnil, whose company primarily focuses on providing housing to middle- and lower-class families of America, is humble about his philanthropy. The self-made businessman remarked, “It’s my privilege and honor to support and give back to the community. … I’m in this position because of what I learned at HCC.”

  Hindu Charities for America Establishes Named Scholarship

HCC Foundation August 2019 Check Presentation

The HCC Foundation recognized Hindu Charities for America (HC4A) for their gift of $10,000 to establish a named scholarship at HCC at the HCC Board of Trustees meeting held on August 7th.

The scholarship, to be awarded to 10 students in the amount of $1,000 each, will provide support for students in their final year of studies at HCC who are pursuing programs at HCC that lead to an associate degree in an Applied Science or other vocational program. The scholarship is earmarked for students at HCC’s Stafford or Missouri City campus who meet criteria as first preference, or HCC campuses in general.

 “The primary objective of the Hindu Charities for America is to reduce income disparity through education and we could not find a better partner than HCC,” said HC4A Houston Region representative Sasidhar Konidena.

“We are grateful for Hindu Charities for America for what their investment will make possible for our students who are near completion and need financial support to help make their degree possible. They are a wonderful new partner for HCC student success,” said HCC Foundation Board Chair David Regenbaum.


HCC Foundation Salutes Dr. Norma Perez

HCC Foundation June 2019 Check Presentation: 

HCC Foundation salutes Dr. Norma Perez, HCC Vice Chancellor of Instructional Services and Chief Academic Officer. Dr. Perez has made personal gifts totaling $25,000 to establish the Maria and Jose Perez Endowed Scholarship at HCC in honor of her parents. The esteemed HCC leader says, “My parents taught me to give back.” The scholarship was announced at the June 5th HCC Board of Trustees meeting where Dr. Perez was accompanied by her family.

Thank you, Dr. Norma Perez, for your generous contribution. Your passion for education and your passion for student success is what makes us HCC strong.

Saluting our Veterans 

HCC Foundation May 2019 Check Presentation:


A gift of $10,000 received from the Texas Veterans of Foreign Wars Foundation will benefit active duty service members as they transition from the military to civilian life.

Dan West, State Adjutant and Quartermaster for the Texas VFW, presented the check at the May 1, 2019, HCC Board Of Trustees meeting. 

"We are grateful for the support of the Texas Veterans of Foreign Wars Foundation for their support of HCC's veterans program. We are proud to work with the Texas VFW to serve veterans in the Houston area, " said HCC Foundation Board President David Regenbaum. 

HCC Foundation opens Pathways to Success

HCC Foundation May 2019 Check Presentation: