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Board of Directors

Vimalakar "Reddy" Bathena is Sarala's husband and he has been an entrepreneur his whole life, before it became fashionable. He is the owner of the Buy-Rite Liquors franchise. Buy-Rite currently has over 55 stores in New Jersey. He is also a real estate investor and developer. His energy and passion for learning and creating things is ever present at his age. He is an avid tennis fan and he enjoys spending time with his three grandsons. After working hard his whole life and becoming successful, he would like to devote more time and energy to help others.


Adithya Bathena joined the family business when Sarala became ill. He left a position in finance, at Johnson & Johnson, so that he could oversee the day-to-day operations while his father took take care of his mother. He is the CEO of Buy-Rite Liquors and he owns 2 stores in NJ: Holmdel & Jersey City. He is also active in overseeing the family's real estate holdings. He always thought about philanthropy, but the family's experience with cancer gave him inspiration to think big. Rather than just giving money, Adithya also enjoys meeting the people he is helping and wants to mentor children in need. He went to college at Rutgers University and got his Masters in Real Estate Finance from NYU. He is an avid sports fan who loves to travel, collect wine, and spend time with his three beautiful sons.


Arjun Bathena was a student at Rutgers University, when Sarala became ill.  After taking a break from Rutgers University, he finished his studies in Switzerland at Glion Institute with a bachelors degree in Hospitality Management and Marketing.  He too joined the family business in 2015 when he took over Hopewell Super Buy-Rite. He currently owns 2 stores: Hamilton & Hopewell. Arjun's goal is for philanthropy to the be the key ethos of the family businesses in which they hope to help more people each year. 


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