Kiran Briggs Ramanathan Memorial Fund

The Kiran Briggs Ramanathan Memorial Fund was set up to celebrate Kiran’s life, by making charitable contributions to individuals and organizations that support children with complex medical challenges and their families.

Kiran is a Sanskrit name that means “ray of light” and his life truly embodied that idea. He was a happy, funny and silly boy who was full of love and wonder at his world. He had a wicked sense of humor and found a way to make people laugh and look past his medical issues. He knew no challenges that he couldn’t conquer and saw no differences between people. Preschool had transformed his world and he was blossoming into this amazing young person when he was taken away from us.

He taught us so much, he touched so many lives and the world has been changed forever.


Fund Administrators

  • Chandrasekhar Ramanathan
  • Patricia Briggs


CharitySmith accepts donations in two ways:

By Mail:
Kiran Briggs Ramanathan Memorial Fund
CharitySmith Nonprofit Foundation
13100 Filly Lane
Truckee, CA 96161
Use credit card by clicking the link below.

The above Memorial Fund is established as a division of Charitysmith Nonprofit Foundation (EIN 87-0636433). All donations are tax deductible in accordance with federal tax law. Receipts for tax purposes are sent via US Mail within two weeks of donation. Please consider asking if your employer participates in a gift-matching program. If so, your donation may be matched by your employer.

For questions regarding your donation or this memorial fund please contact CharitySmith.

Skip to content