The WISE-Foundation
Our Mission: To improve people's lives by providing the knowledge and means by which they can become more independent and self sufficient.
Yogesh M. & Bella Y. Patel



About Us

Wise Founders:

Yogesh M. Patel:
    Yogesh was born in Ahmedabad, India, attended H.B. Kapadia High School in Ahmedabad, India and received his engineering degree from L.D. Engineering College in Ahmedabad, India.  For the past 30 years, Yogesh Patel has resided in United States.  Mr. Patel currently is an Engineering Fellow at Tampa Electric Company in Tampa, FL.

Bella Y. Patel:
    Bella was born in Ahmedabad, India, attended Mount Carmel School in Ahmedabad, India until Grade 6 and moved to United States in 1968.  She graduated from University of Florida in December, 1977 and received her law degree from Stetson Law School in 1992.  Currently, Bella Patel practices Eminent Domain law in Tampa, FL but spends over 50% of her time in philanthropy work.

In November of 2010, Bella and Yogesh were nominated for a "Service to Mankind" award by the East Sertoma Club (http://www.sertoma-tampa-east.org/NewMission.htm) in recognition for their philanthropic services around the world. 
The organization believes the charitable actions taken by the Patel's, demonstrates a strong support of their primary mission and purpose which is "SERvice TO MAnkind" by communication of thoughts, ideas and concepts to accelerate human progress in health, education, freedom and democracy. 

A great cook, Bella enjoys sharing her culinary skills and showcasing her native cuisine.
Foundations and Organizations we collaborate with:
  • India Heritage Research Foundation
  • Drs. Kiran & Pallavi Patel Foundation
  • ARCH (Action Research in Community Health)
  • Campo Ymca
  • Coatangels

 

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