The Maina Foundation was established in loving memory of Smt. Shailaja Pandit, who passed away on May 17, 2006. Shailaja, also called Maina, was born on June 21, 1930 in Bhishi, a small village of Maharashtra, India. She and her late husband, Mr. Shankar Pandit, have two children, four grandchildren, and four great-grandchildren residing in the USA. Shailaja was a very loving, caring and luminous person who always gave of herself to her family and friends. Her desire to help others has been the inspiration to start this foundation to provide the necessary help to women from all walks of life. Her beloved husband, Shankar Pandit, and affectionate daughter, Alka Shrikhande, established the Maina Foundation in 2009. Prior to his passing in 2019, Shankar, alongside Alka, worked tirelessly to spread breast cancer awareness, support those in need, and expand the reach of this foundation. The Maina Foundation Team is determined to continue and honor Shankar & Maina’s legacy of selflessness and commitment to the service of others.