Annually, the Cape Coral Hospital Auxiliary, Lee Memorial Auxiliary and Gulf Coast Medical Center Auxiliary budget over $100,000 combined to assist those needing financial assistance with careers in health care. Grants are available through an application process to employees, volunteers and their family members, as well as to prospective employees from the community through an application process. The career they are pursuing must be one which the student can apply to Lee Health upon completion of his or her studies, as there is a work requirement associated with the grant.
The Auxiliary Grant Fund receives donations from community-minded individuals in appreciation of services, memorials or for a special occasion, as well as numerous fund raising enterprises, and these monies are placed in this fund for education grants. These monies are donated to Lee Health and are administered through the Human Resources department and an Advisory Committee. Applications are accepted March 1 through April 30 annually. Preference will be given to individuals who volunteer at any of our facilities.
For more information and a copy of the application form, please click here or call the Human Resources department at 239-424-3500.
The Cape Coral Hospital Auxiliary also manages a Restricted Nursing Educational Fund that applies only to nurses who are advancing their careers. Funds are allocated through the Human Resources department by applying for a grant as described above.
Donations to the Grant Fund may be submitted by mailing your tax deductible donation to any of the following:
Cape Coral Hospital Auxiliary
P.O. Box 150010,
Cape Coral, FL 33915
Gulf Coast Medical Center Auxiliary
13681 Doctor's Way,
Fort Myers, FL 33912
Lee Memorial Auxiliary
P.O. Box 2218,
Fort Myers, FL 33902
Please indicate that your donation is for educational grants.