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The Parekh Family Foundation

The Parekh Family Foundation was established in 2006, embodying the ideals and values of the parents of Selene and Zankhna Parekh.  The Foundation was started in honor of Gunvant and Bharati Parekh.  From Mumbai and Ahmedabad respectively, they immigrated to the United States in 1969. They were great believers in education, hard work, and discipline.

The Parekh Family Foundation is a non-profit, private operating foundation, which functions to improve the quality of life for individuals globally. The core activities of the Foundation include supporting education, research, and missionary medical aid to those who need health care within the United States and abroad.

We have been interested in seeking ways to contribute to the local, regional, national and international communities in meaningful ways.  Through each of the initiatives we have selected or created, we try to implement changes through education and training.  By empowering others, we believe these changes can have dramatic effects.

In EDUCATION, the Foundation is committed to:

  • Strengthening the medical profession by providing business education to future physicians and health care professionals.
  • Attracting, developing, motivating and retaining the best talent to the healthcare profession.
  • Stimulating creativity and productivity among young people and adults through programs that encourage and support learning as a lifelong process.

In MEDICAL RESEARCH and MISSIONARY AID, the Foundation is committed to:

  • Advancing and supporting basic and applied medical research and aid –especially in geographic areas of dire need.
  • Supporting basic health care programs to assure the well-being of community members of all ages.
  • Building vibrant communities by involving people of all ages in health programs that contribute to the well-being of their community and its residents.

We believe that this world should be left a little better than the way we found it.  We hope our initiatives and activities accomplish this goal.

Selene and Zankhna Parekh
Parekh Family Foundation


  • N.C. Orthopaedic Clinic
  • Durham Regional Hospital
  • Davis Ambulatory Surgery Center
  • Duke Hospital North
  • Duke Ambulatory Surgery Center

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