A majority of the funds raised at the 2019 live auction will go to support mental and behavioral health in our region. Funding will also be considered for the continuing needs of the Golisano Children’s hospital and funding for student scholarships at FGCU and FSW for health care sciences. In addition, funding will go to four other organizations providing healthcare services to children in Southwest Florida.
SWFL Children’s Charities has also developed a new partnership with the Southwest Florida Community Foundation to assist in the grant-making process.
Through the generosity of the community and trustees, SWFL Children’s Charities, Inc. supports local pediatric health care initiatives in Southwest Florida. Over the past 10 years, Golisano Children’s Hospital was a primary benefactor of the funds raised. Golisano Children’s Hospital was completed in 2017. Funding is also provided to local student scholarships at Florida Gulf Coast University and Florida SouthWestern State College who are majoring in pediatric health care sciences as well as other organizations in our region providing pediatric healthcare services.
As the needs of the children in our community change, so will our giving strategies. Southwest Florida Children’s Charities is committed to affecting change in the lives of Southwest Florida children specifically in the area of healthcare. By providing technology, supporting health care education and funding the new Children’s Hospital, SWFL Children’s Charities is changing lives, for the better.