About Us

Foundation History

The Rao and Orengo families established the Rao-Orengo Foundation to encourage students to succeed by pursuing higher education. While their roots go back to India and Italy, their education was the most vital ingredient to their success as doctors in the United States. Both Dr. Potu Rao and Dr. Antonio Orengo believe that by encouraging youth to pursue higher education, providing opportunities for them, and instilling a hard work ethic in them, they can be successful at whatever they set their minds to. This foundation was started to give students that opportunity to succeed.