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Children’s Hospital Week 2021

As a supporter of Golisano Children’s Hospital of Southwest Florida, we know you recognize the importance of children’s health care every day of the year. However, this week is special… As a Children’s Miracle Network (CMN) Hospital, Golisano Children’s Hospital is celebrating Children’s Hospital Week April 19-25, 2021. We’d like to take this time to thank our generous community for supporting the well-being of local children and families throughout the year. With your philanthropic support, we have made great [...].

Your Support Helps Make Everyday Miracles Happen

Join Us in Celebrating Children’s Hospital Week Did you know that this Monday, April 19 kicks off Children’s Hospital Week? The national observance continues through Saturday, April 24. This special week celebrates the everyday medical miracles that occur at children’s hospitals across the country. Children’s Hospital Week is also aimed at ensuring that your local children’s hospital will have the necessary funds to continue providing lifesaving pediatric care to local Southwest Florida children. After all, 2020 proved to be a [...].

The time for philanthropy is now

Events over the past year have created an incredible confluence of factors that indicate that this might be the most opportune time for philanthropy in our lifetimes. Let’s review some of the national indicators that would imply these conditions. In 2017, sweeping tax law changes put more money in people’s pockets, across the income spectrum. Lower tax rates, admittedly at the expense of weakening the appeal of deductible charitable gifts, spurred the economy. Interest rates were reduced, further stimulating [...].

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 [...].

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