Donor Story - Dr. Mahesh Karamchandani
Dr. Mahesh Karamchandani knows no matter what the illness or injury, each person comes with a unique story. It could be one of his patients at the Bronson Center for Colon and Rectal Diseases, or a patient visiting one of dozens of other medical practices throughout the Bronson Healthcare system.
“In this community, there are a lot of needs surrounding health care issues,” says Dr. Karamchandani. For his part, he has made a commitment to help beyond the care he provides patients each day. In 2016, he established the first Donor-Advised Fund (DAF) through the Bronson Health Foundation. DAFs enable donors to make a contribution to the Foundation, without deciding right away how the money will be distributed.
“It gives you a sense of ownership and control over what services you want to support. You might choose a cancer care project and later a pediatrics program. You are able to select something that piques your interest.”
“It makes me feel good,” Dr. Karamchandani says. “It gives me a chance to give back to the community which has supported me for the last 30 years.”