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  • Ajay Gupta

    Ajay heads up the largest Wealth Management Team for UBS in San Diego County. His extensive experience working with Ultra High Net Worth families began with Merrill Lynch in Canada. He then relocated to Merrill Lynch in San Diego where he continued his work with ultra high net worth families from around the country. In August 2008, he moved his entire team and practice to the UBS office in La Jolla. Ajay is a graduate of Champlain College and Concordia University, where he earned his degree in Economics and Finance. Ajay has also earned the Certified Investment Management Analyst designation from Wharton School of Business and completed the Private Equity and Venture Capital program at the Harvard Business School. In 2008, Reuters recognized Ajay as one of the top Financial Advisors in America. Ajay currently resides in Rancho Santa Fe with his wife Silvia, son Connor, and twin daughters, Natalia and Anjali.  He enjoys giving back to the community by coaching on the,Rancho Santa Fe Youth Soccer League.

  • Deepak Chopra

    Deepak Chopra, MD, serves as the Founder and Chairman of the Board for The Chopra Foundation.

    As a global leader and pioneer in the field of mind-body medicine, Deepak Chopra transforms the way the world views physical, mental, emotional, spiritual, and social wellness. Known as a prolific author of more than seventy-five books with twenty-one New York Times best sellers in both fiction and non-fiction, his works have been published in more than thirty-five languages.

    Chopra’s medical training is in internal medicine and endocrinology and he is a Fellow of the American College of Physicians, and a member of the American Association of Clinical Endocrinologists. He serves as the Co-Founder and Chairman of the Board of The Chopra Center for Wellbeing, Founder of The Chopra Well on YouTube, Adjunct Professor at Kellogg School of Management at Northwestern University, Adjunct Professor at Columbia Business School, Columbia University,  Senior Scientist with The Gallup Organization and board of directors, HESATime magazine has described Dr. Chopra as one of the top 100 heroes and icons of the century and credits him as “the poet-prophet of alternative medicine.

  • Dolly Lenz

    Dolly Lenz, is a real estate executive with over 25 years of sales, marketing and branding experience. Dolly has become an industry legend having sold over $8.5 billion in properties during her career, a record that has earned her the ultimate “Stratosphere Award”, a level of achievement of which she is the sole recipient.

    While pursuing a Masters degree in managerial auditing/accounting, Dolly worked in the motion picture, retail and insurance industries, experience which served her well in developing her real estate career. Initially, Dolly worked weekends at what she now refers to as “mom-and-pop” agencies, switching to full time employment as her part time real estate earnings began to eclipse her full time salary. Her impressive sales results caused industry insiders to take notice and led to her to being recruited by Sotheby’s. Dolly’s ability to continually set sales records soon led to her being featured in New York Magazine as one of the City’s top ten real estate power brokers. She spent 10 years at Sotheby’s as their top real estate broker before moving to Insignia Douglas Elliman in 1999. Dolly was key to bringing about the sale of Insignia Douglas Elliman to Prudential Real Estate Inc. and in 2003, after several years of outstanding sales results and other contributions to the company, she was promoted to Vice Chairman. Dolly is currently a member of the US Trust-Bank Of America Business Advisory Board and Lincoln Center’s Women’s Leadership Council.

  • Fred Matser

    Fred Matser is a leading humanitarian and businessman and the founder and co-founder of a wide range of charitable foundations that span the fields of healthcare, environment, conservation, peace and global transformation. One of his bigger initiatives is StartFund, a fund that aims the empowerment of people in a sustainable context. This fund has co-financed about 300 projects in over 50 countries. Previously the director of one of the most successful real estate and project development companies in the Netherlands, since the last 30 years he concentrates on philanthropic projects aimed at inspiring individuals and groups towards the creation of a more functional society. He has been honored with several international awards for these projects.

  • Paul Johnson

    Paul Johnson is a Principal and former managing partner of Johnson O’Connor Feron & Carucci, LLP in the greater Boston area. He has extensive experience in business advisory services, high net worth strategic planning and estate and trust services. Paul is a member of the Board of Trustees of a number of not-for-profit organizations including Hartwick College where he chairs the Financial Affairs Committee, Treasurer and chair of the Finance Committee for Bethany Homes, a national leader in senior housing with services, the Strazzula Foundation in Boston and other organizations including the Chopra Foundation.

    Paul has committed significant efforts over the past 21 years as sole Trustee of a private foundation that provides education grants to inner city youth annually, supports summer enrichment program opportunities for students and provides funding for youth development and education programs that have deep, lasting impact. His foundation also provides annual grants to organizations working to build and revitalize neighborhoods into healthy, happy places to raise families. His efforts providing  much needed financial resources directly benefit the lives of parents and their children in the most underserved neighborhoods of the greater Boston area.

Committed to Creating a Peaceful, Just Sustainable and Healthy World.

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MISSION

The Chopra Foundation's Mission is to participate with individuals and organizations in creating a critical mass for a peaceful, just, sustainable, and healthy world through scientifically and experientially exploring non-dual consciousness as the ground of existence and applying this understanding in the enhancement of health, business, leadership and conflict resolution.

The Chopra Foundation is a 501 (c) (3) organization.