SARASOTA, FL- December 11, 2014 The Healthcare Foundation could not be more pleased with the turnout of the event sponsored by Northern Trust & held at the Bird Key Yacht Club. Over 200 strong the event boasted scores of patrons, donors, and friends. The Foundation whose focus is to improve the delivery of healthcare for the greater Sarasota Community through the acquisition and utilization of philanthropic funds, along with the help of Board Chair Art Wood, gave out a total of 74 awards in total at various levels of giving.
Although the weather was chilly the generosity of the hearts in the room brought warmth to those in attendance. The levels of giving: Corinthian, Doctors, Pillars, Legacy, and Ambassador all symbolize the importance of healthcare throughout our community. A few honorees spotted were: Philip A. Delaney, Harry & Harriet Bernbaum, Joan Mendell, Francine Blum, Lawrence English, and Charlotte Graver. Past honorees include: William & Margaret Wise, David Bolger, and Lillian Meckler.
About Sarasota Memorial Healthcare Foundation, Inc. Sarasota Memorial Healthcare Foundation, Inc. is a not-for-profit organization with the mission to improve the delivery of healthcare for the Sarasota area through the acquisition and utilization of philanthropic funds. Since 1976, the Foundation has awarded more than $60 million to support patient care, research, education, state-of-the-art medical technology and facilities. For more information on how you can give to your healthcare partner call (941) 917-1286 or visit www.smhf.org or follow us on Facebook (www.facebook.com/SarasotaMemorialHealthcareFoundationInc)