The Neilom Foundation was established in honor of Dilip “Neil” Anand, who besides being a successful CPA, was very dedicated to helping young people. Whether helping them get a job, or in sports, he was a dedicated basketball player and avid sports fan, car enthusiast, loved to travel and he never missed an opportunity to help anyone in need around the world.
Neil’s personality was vibrant and once you met him you never forgot him, he had that effect on people, treating everyone equally and with respect and care. He loved helping those less fortunate or down on their luck, had a knack for making you feel special and never forgot anyone’s name, whether it was the parking attendant in his building or his client’s administrative assistant. He took the time to speak to them and to learn something personal about them.
Neilom was established by his father Davinder K. Anand, Professor of Mechanical Engineering at the University of Maryland College Park, who has spent his entire professional life in education and research.