Chairman Message


Krishna A Maddipatla

Dear Members of Telugu Literary & Cultural Association,

I am proud to serve as the Chairman of the Board of Trustees, TLCA, an organization I have been involved in for more than a decade ago. I express my sense of indebtedness to the entire Board of Trustees, TLCA, for trusting me to lead an organization established over 50 years ago and the first Telugu organization in North America led by many legends in the Telugu Community.

As one of the oldest nonprofit organizations in the country, TLCA invested in building the best community possible. We believe that begins with our children; as we instill cultural values to our next generations, TLCA helps create the environment for the children by giving them a solid foundation with all the cultural and literary activities.

In 2021, we celebrated 50 years of being, Here for Good. It was an excellent opportunity to relive our founding and all the great things accomplished by our executive committee, board, youth, donors, community partners, and volunteers of the TLCA. We thank everyone who has been part of our success. We couldn’t have done it without you!

My goal is to

Inspire donors to make effective charitable decisions through our donor-centric approach to philanthropy.

Nurture The TLCA unrestricted assets to provide for diverse community needs for generations to come.

Listen to the needs of our donors, youth, volunteers, and our community as a whole.

Collaborate to support imaginative solutions to build relations and work closely with other nonprofits and community leaders.

These are big goals, and I believe we are well prepared to meet them because of the Core Values that drive us: A commitment to the public good; transparency, integrity, and honesty; accountability and responsible stewardship; commitment to brilliance and maintaining the public faith, embracing diversity and inclusion, making philanthropy equitable for all.

Join us in our voyage, our community needs you, and as we work together, our mission is possible!

Krishna A Maddipatla
Board of Trustees, TLCA