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The Mayatan Foundation

The Mayatan Foundation owns and operates Mayatan Bilingual School. The Foundation is a registered non-profit organization in Copán Ruinas, Honduras, and is affiliated with U.S. 501(c)3 Non-Profit Organization - Hope for Tomorrow.

From left to right: Alexis Hernández, Norma Casasola, Lázaro Serrano, Juan Ángel Welchez, Nora Arita,
Belva Hopkins, Frank Hopkins, Magdalena Aquino, Mayra Arias, José Raúl Welchez & Maria Eugenia Aviles. 

The Foundation

Our Foundation is comprised of 16 board members, including our school's three founding mothers. Members join by invitation and are elected internally to positions within the board. The entire board meets annually, and members involved in day-to-day operations meet at monthly Executive Direction Meetings.


Approximately 50% of Mayatan Bilingual School students receive some level of financial assistance from Mayatan Foundation. This assistance comes from donors to the Mayatan Foundation and from the Foundation itself.  Tax-exempt contributions from the United States reach the Mayatan Foundation scholarship program via Hope for Tomorrow, Inc., a 501(c)(3) non-profit institution.

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Board of Directors

President - Nora Arita

Vice President - Jose Raul Welchez

Secretary - Mayra Arias de Welchez

Financial Officer - Lázaro J. Serrano Cid, CPA, MBA

Treasurer - Maru Arias

Board members:

- Frank Hopkins

- Belva Hopkins

- John Weber

- Juan Angel Welchez

- Gilberto Arita

- Cristina de Arita
- Mauricio Arias

- Maria Eugenia Aviles de Arias
- Magda Arias de Medina
- Magdalena de Arias
- Lorena de Arias

- Juan Angel Arias

Honorary Board Members:

- Susan Clarke
- Josh Forehand

- Lindsay Hill

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