2013 Honored SAINT

Fortin Foundation of Florida

Fortin Lesly SmithThe great and generous support of the Fortin Foundation of Florida over the last 40 years has paved the way for St. Vincent Healthcare to offer new facilities and technology, leading to better care for thousands of patients in our region – what a legacy! The Fortin Foundation’s legendary support includes capital funds for the Fortin Lobby, New Hope Rehabilitation Center and the west wing of the hospital, known as the Fortin Tower, as well as three decades of sponsorship of the Fortin Memorial Golf Tournament.

But, it is the Fortin Foundation’s recognition of challenges faced by sick children and their families that motivated the Foundation’s trustees to provide annual Christmas gifts to children in the pediatric ward, fund state-of-the art equipment for the Newborn Intensive Care Unit and most recently provide $1,000,000 to create the Fortin Regional Pediatric Specialty Clinic. The Fortin Foundation’s trustees share our belief that the best care for children can be delivered close to home. Their philanthropy changed the world of children’s healthcare by creating a “one-stop” place of healing specifically for children.  

The Fortin Foundation is a profound champion of children and its generosity extends to many organizations in our community that provide a safety net of care and services to little ones.  We are honored to recognize the Fortin Foundation of Florida, whose trustees exemplify a love of humanity (the definition of philanthropy) as our Honored SAINT for 2013.