Lee Health Foundation Ranked as National High Performer for Third Consecutive Year

(Fort Myers, Fla. – Jan. 26, 2017) --- Lee Health Foundation was recently recognized as a High Performer by the Association for Healthcare Philanthropy (AHP). AHP is the leading authority on health care philanthropy in the United States and Canada; encompassing 5,000 members who represent more than 2,200 health care facilities.

Lee Health Foundation is one of only 51 organizations to receive the recognition this year, marking its third consecutive year to be honored.

“We’re so pleased to have achieved AHP’s “High Performer” status once again,” said Skip Leonard, chief foundation officer, Lee Health Foundation. “On behalf of Lee Health Foundation, we thank our leadership and the Southwest Florida community for their efforts in helping us achieve this success. The generous donor support extended to our patients each year has allowed our team to achieve this honor.”

Data for the honor is drawn from annual surveys completed by AHP members and analyzed by the national office. High performers represent the top 25% of all reporting entities and include organizations demonstrating high fund raising efficiency and effectiveness. A complete list of AHP high performers is available by visiting ahp.org/highperformers.

To learn more about giving opportunities at Lee Health, visit LeeHealthFoundation.org or call (239) 343-6950.

About Golisano Children’s Hospital of Southwest Florida

Golisano Children’s Hospital of Southwest Florida is the only acute care children’s hospital between Tampa and Miami. Part of Lee Health, the children’s hospital opened in 1994 within HealthPark Medical Center. In 2012, the hospital was renamed Golisano Children’s Hospital of Southwest Florida after B. Thomas Golisano’s generous donation to the capital campaign to build a new, state-of-the-art facility. Lee Health Foundation, the primary fundraising entity for Golisano Children’s Hospital, is nearing the end of the capital campaign to raise $100 million to build and equip the new, 300,000-square-foot, 128-bed Golisano Children’s Hospital, which is set to open in the spring of 2017. For more information, visit www.GolisanoChildrensSWFL.org.

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