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Lee Health Foundation announces board of trustees

FORT MYERS, Fla. (January 18, 2021) – Lee Health Foundation has announced its 2021 board of trustees, with J. Pason Gaddis returning as chairperson. Trustees help guide philanthropic initiatives for Lee Health Foundation, which is celebrating 25 years of supporting lifesaving health and wellness programs in Southwest Florida. Since 1995, the Foundation, its supporters and trustees have made it possible for Lee Health to serve a growing community with comprehensive medical services close to home. Thanks to the generosity of [...].

Lee Health Auxiliaries Commit more than $1.1 Million in 2020

FORT MYERS, Fla. (Dec. 11, 2020) ---The Lee Health Auxiliaries of Lee Memorial Hospital/HealthPark Medical Center/Golisano Children’s Hospital of Southwest Florida, Cape Coral Hospital and Gulf Coast Medical Center announced commitments totaling more than $1.11 million for Fiscal Year 2020 to benefit Lee Health patients, their families, staff, physicians and the Southwest Florida community. This continues the Auxiliaries’ legacy of compassion, service, and support. Funds raised are earmarked for projects, programs, technology, equipment, supplies, and education. Auxiliary donations are [...].

Lee Health Foundation celebrates 25 years of gratitude

Lee Health’s fundraising team and volunteers honored by the Association of Fundraising Professionals FORT MYERS, Fla. (Nov. 30, 2020) – Lee Health Foundation is celebrating 25 years of philanthropic support for lifesaving health and wellness care in Southwest Florida. Since 1995, the Foundation and its supporters have made it possible for Lee Health to serve its growing community with comprehensive medical resources close to home. Millions of dollars have been raised to support Lee Health’s programs and innovations that bring [...].

The Richard M. Schulze Family Foundation issues a $200,000 community challenge grant to expand pediatric cancer treatment at the Naples Golisano Children’s Hospital Specialty Clinic

The Clark Family Foundation also grants $100,000; community support is still needed FORT MYERS, Fla. (Nov. 25, 2020) – The Richard M. Schulze Family Foundation has issued a $200,000 challenge grant to build a pediatric hematology and oncology infusion clinic in Naples. The Clark Family Foundation has stepped up to meet the match by donating $100,000. An additional $100,000 is still needed to meet the match, for a total of $400,000 raised for the project. “We care about the health [...].

Fifth Third Bank Grants $25,000 to Lee Health to Aid in COVID-19 Support and Relief Efforts

Lee Health Foundation has received $25,000 from community partner Fifth Third Bank to help address the immediate and evolving needs arising as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic in Southwest Florida. While the needs are changing on a daily basis and long-term effects of the novel coronavirus are unknown, supportive funding has been crucial to providing necessary equipment, support and assistance to employees, patients and families. “We are making this $25,000 donation to support Lee Health and Golisano Children’s Hospital, [...].

A Letter from Chris Simoneau, Chief Foundation and Development Officer, Lee Health

Dear Friend of Lee Health,  On behalf of Lee Health, thank you for the many notes, calls, emails and texts in support of the hospital throughout the COVID-19 crisis. Your continued support, both financially and spiritually, have been a blessing to all of us in the health system. We are overwhelmed by the outpouring of support that our community has provided, especially for our healthcare heroes on the frontlines of the pandemic.  Many of you have inquired about Lee Health’s status, and I hope to shed [...].

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