Drs. Kiran & Pallavi Patel feel proud of their gesture
Davie (Florida), US: In a biggest philanthropic gesture, Indian American doctor couple Pallavi and Kiran Patel made a donation of $ 20 Cr to Nova Southeastern University in Florida. This is the single biggest donation by an Indian American family to an institution in the US so far, according to American Bazaar online.
The doctor couple, who runs Drs. Kiran & Pallavi Foundation besides some hospitals and business organisations, has offered $ 5 Cr in direct charity and the rest in shape of real estate and facility investment for constructing a modern medical complex for the University in their home town Clearwater.
Dr Kiran and Pallavi made the charity announcement at a press conference at Davie in Florida on Monday. University officials were also present at the press meet.
“We are happy to announce the gift and partner with the University. This will advance the health care and medical education for the next two decades,” they said, adding thousands of medical and health care professionals will be trained by the University. This will help improve the health of millions of people, said the doctors, feeling proud.
As part of the charity, University has renamed the Nova’s School of Health Sciences as Dr Pallavi Patel College of Health Care Sciences and Nova College of Osteopathic Medicine as Dr Kiran Patel College of Osteopathic Medicine.
The new facility to be built by the Drs. Kiran & Pallavi Foundation will be linked to the two renamed medical institutions. Under the charity, doctors from India will be brought here for special training for one year so that they can impart their expertise to Indian doctors later.
This is the biggest charity made to an US educational institution by an Indian American couple. Earlier, Chandrika and Ranjan Tandon donated an amount of $ 10 Cr to New York University.