Mayatan Foundation and Bilingual School Established 1991

Mayatan Foundation

The Mayatan Foundation owns and operates the Mayatan Bilingual School. The Foundation is a registered non-profit  organization in Copán Ruinas, Honduras.

The Foundation is comprised of 16 board members, including the three mothers who founded the school. None of the board members receive a salary, with the exception of founder Nora Arita, who serves as the school's Rector. 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 45% 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.

Annual Report

Full annual reports can be obtained by writing to  Below, we will post our annual financial statements. Please note that the currency used is Honduran Lempiras. Annual statements listing assets, liabilities, and equity are available upon request.

Board Members

President, Nora Arita

Vice President, Jose Raul Welchez

Secretary, Mayra Arias de Welchez

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

Treasurer, Cathy Meyer

Juan Angel Arias
Mauricio Arias
Magda Arias de Medina
Gilberto Arita
Cristina de Arita
Magdalena de Arias
Lorena de Arias
Maria Eugenia Aviles de Arias
Emory Blackwell
Frank Hopkins
Belva Hopkins
Lindsay Hill
John Weber
Juan Angel Welchez

Honorary Board Members

Susan Clarke
Josh Forehand


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