About Us

About us

Master Foundation provides educational support with scholarships, computers, books and school supplies to the underprivileged children in rural Bangladesh. 100% of your donation goes to this cause.  Please join us in the cause!

We have been working on this charity for the last 16 years. Your donation is tax deductible under U.S. 501(c) guidelines.

There are so many people to thank and honor for being able to come this far but the true inspiration is my own family. They taught me “Education is the way out of poverty and  into a prosperous and respectable world.” I would like to give the same opportunity to others.

Summer and I personally cover any overhead costs from our own charitable donation.

One successful project was “The Rajbari project.” Due to the complex gender inequalities that Bangladesh faces, we solely focused on girls’ education and provide support.  In the future, we hope to provide funding for daycare services of struggling families.

Board of Directors

Board of Directors

Golam Bokhtier

Founder & President

Golam Bokhtier is the founder of the Master Foundation and has been running this organization since 2000.  As a product of the educational system in Bangladesh, Golam understands the magnitude of supports the under-privileged children need as well as people’s desire to make positive impacts on others. An engineer by profession, he has worked with several well known aerospace companies. He has also held multiple management and leadership positions in avionics and aerospace industries. He holds a BS in Electrical & Computer Engineering and Mathematics from Rutgers-New Brunswick and earned his Master in Electrical Engineering from Iowa State University.

Summer Bokhtier


Summer Bokhtier has been contributing as the member of the board of directors as well as treasurer for the Master Foundation. She has been working in the finance and banking sectors over a decade. With a strong background and understanding of cultural diversity, she advices the organization on how to implement financial growth plan. She earned her Bachelor’s degree from Southern Utah University.

Joyce Shim

Board of directors & Program officer
Dr. Joyce Shim is Associate Professor at Dominican University’s School of Social Work teaching courses such as Global Family Policy, Program Evaluation, and Race and Ethnicity in the US Social Policy. Previously, she taught at Columbia University and New York University, and worked for organizations including the UN, UNICEF, and Human Rights Watch. A Fulbright Specialist, her articles have been published in peer reviewed journals including the International Journal of Social Welfare, Social Work in Public Health, and Journal of Family Issues. She holds a BA in Political Science from Rutgers-New Brunswick and earned her Masters and PhD in Social Policy at Columbia University.

Chad Gill

BOARD OF DIRECTORS & general counsel

Chad Gill is a member of the board of directors and General Counsel for the Master Foundation. He is also in the board for Family Advisory board for Ann & Robert H. Lurie Children’s Hospital of Chicago. He earned a BS in Aerospace Engineering from Penn State University and a Juris Doctor (JD) in Law from Duquesne University School of Law.

Advisory Board and At-Large Members

Advisory Board and At-Large Members

Golam M. Moinuddin

Advisory Board Member - Bangladesh (Director of Programs Execution)

Golam Ahmed

Advisory Board Member - Bangladesh (Director of Philanthropy)

Faisal Anwar

Advisory Board Member - Bangladesh (Development Manager)

Mo Islam

Advisory Board Member - At-Large Member (Social Media & Website Manager)

Sabbir Ahsanullah

Advisory Board Member - At-Large Member (Community Relations Manager)

Mattison Lemieux

Advisory Board Member - At-Large Member (Donor Relations & Volunteers Manager)

Tyler Thompson

Advisory Board Member - At-Large Member (Special Events Manager)