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A. Thomas Andrews & Shashikant B. Patel Charity Fund
June 2014 Featured Donors
Donor Advised Fund

Drs. Andrews and Patel began their private practice on July 4, 1985, at the current West Shore office on Trindle Road in Camp Hill. Over time, the practice has grown with the addition of nine physicians and two physician extenders. In late 2001, the second office was opened in Union Deposit. Currently, each office has 24 treatment chairs, and in-house pharmacies and laboratories, as well as care coordinators to assist with patients’ social and financial needs.

In 2013, the A. Thomas Andrews & Shashikant B. Patel Charity Fund was created in honor of Drs. Andrews and Patels on their retirement. Monies initially donated to the fund were earmarked to benefit Vickie’s Guardian Angels, the operating arm of Vickie’s Angels, which is a local nonprofit organization whose mission is to “help families fighting cancer who cannot pay their bills because of going through cancer treatment.” Vickie’s Angels has helped many of Andrews & Patel Associates patients during their treatment and the group felt this donation was a perfect opportunity to express their gratitude. Since this initial donation, Drs. Andrews and Patel have begun managing the fund independently.

“When we were looking for an organization to help us with our charitable giving, it didn’t take long to choose TFEC due to their integrity and long standing reputation of making sound investment decisions. We were happy that TFEC could accommodate our wishes that initial contributions were sent to Vickie’s Angels while providing flexibility for us to choose how the remaining funds will be granted.”
       - Drs. Andrews and Patel

Dr. A. Thomas AndrewsDr. Shashikant B. Patel
Dr. Andrews is an avid birder. On September 25, 2013 he witnessed the rare endangered Forsten’s Scrubfowl on the small island of Pulau Sawai in eastern Indonesia. This was his 6,000th life bird. Dr. Andrews retired at the end of March 2014.Dr. Patel and his wife of over 50 years have three adult children and three grandchildren. He and his wife are well-recognized for their volunteer service and involvement with local Indian community activities and events. Dr. Patel retired at the end of March 2014.

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