Beneficiaries 2018-01-10T11:59:24+00:00

$18.7 Million Raised Over the Past 9 Years!

Through the generosity of the community and trustees, SWFL Children’s Charities, Inc. supports three key local pediatric health care initiatives in Southwest Florida – Golisano Children’s Hospital, Florida Gulf Coast University and Florida SouthWestern College. By providing technology, supporting health care education and funding the new Children’s Hospital, SWFL Children’s Charities is changing lives, for the better.

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On May 1, 2015, SWFL Children’s Charities presented the Golisano Children’s Hospital of Southwest Florida the final installment of its $10 million pledge. On November 2, 2015, we signed a pledge for an additional $5 million.

Our community, especially our children, are deserving of the highest quality healthcare services available. Since its inception ten years ago, the mission of SWFL Children’s Charities, Inc., has been to positively impact the health and lives of children in Southwest Florida, and the main beneficiary of its funds has been the Golisano Children’s Hospital of Southwest Florida. Through our annual signature event, the Southwest Florida Wine & Food Fest, the money raised goes toward building the new family-centered children’s hospital that will provide new and expanded medical services and subspecialty services to children from Lee, Collier, Charlotte, Hendry and Glades counties. Having already fulfilled its first pledge of $10 million, SWFL Children’s Charities is the second largest donor to the new hospital and has pledged an additional $5 million over five years to support the Golisano Children’s Hospital.


Having donated $1.35 million to FGCU since 2007, SWFL Children’s Charities continues to support the next generation of pediatric health care professionals with a new $1 million pledge to be fulfilled over the next five years.

The College of Health Professions and Social Work at Florida Gulf Coast University (FGCU) is cultivating the next generation of pediatric health professionals in our community. The College’s success is backed by hard numbers including a national board passing rate of nearly 100 percent, and equally impressive job placement for graduates.

One can already see how funds dedicated to FGCU are nurturing to the pediatric health profession in Southwest Florida with FGCU students and graduates volunteering, interning and working at Golisano Children’s Hospital.

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Steering future health care professional in the right direction, SWFL Children’s Charities has donated $500,000 to FSW since 2007, and announced a new pledge of $1 million to be fulfilled by 2020.

At SWFL Children’s Charities, Inc., our mission is to positively impact the health and lives of children, and we believe that there is no better place to start than with future healthcare professionals. SWFL Children’s Charities, Inc. has pledged $1 million to fund programs at Florida SouthWestern College (FSW) within the School of Health Professions. The dollars given are used to purchase equipment, technology, software and for advanced training, or to award scholarships to qualifying students within the School of Health Professions program at FSW with an interest in children’s healthcare. The commitment from SWFL Children’s Charities, Inc. helps to ensure that these students receive the education and hands-on training they need to serve the vital role of helping to care for the health and well-being of children in our community.

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