Florida Hospital Surpasses $100 Million Campaign Goal

November 18, 2007

Florida Hospital Surpasses $100 Million Campaign Goal

Officials will make the announcement at Florida Hospital's Annual Golden Gala


ORLANDO, Fla., Nov. 18, 2007 - In the midst of confetti and sparklers, and with the help of legendary baseball player and Centennial Campaign Chairperson Ken Griffey Jr., Florida Hospital will announce on Sunday night that it has surpassed its $100 million campaign goal and raised $110 million, more than a year earlier than anticipated.  This is the first $100 million raised of the $600 million needed over the next five years.

Florida Hospital will make this historic announcement at the Golden Gala XXVII, held at Disney's Coronado Springs Resort.  Florida Hospital's Centennial Campaign officially kicked off in November 2006 and was expected to last through the end of 2008.  However, with notable gifts from organizations and individuals in Central Florida, Florida Hospital reached its goal more than one year early.

"The fact that we not only met our goal one year early, but actually surpassed it, speaks to the generosity of the Central Florida community," said Terry Newmyer, chief development officer for the Florida Hospital Foundation. "Their support makes it possible for us to continue to provide the best healthcare possible and meet the growing needs of the people in our area."

In November 2006, Tony and Sonja Nicholson, owners of Nicholson Homes, gave a $5 million gift to Florida Hospital to create the Nicholson Center for Surgical Advancement.  In July 2007, Alan H. Ginsburg and the Ginsburg Family Foundation gave a $20 million gift, the largest in Florida Hospital's history, to support the Florida Hospital Cardiovascular Institute that will be located inside the new Ginsburg Tower at Florida Hospital Orlando.

And in September 2007, Florida Hospital announced a $10 million gift from Walt Disney World that will go toward Florida Children's Hospital.  The facility, which is undergoing renovation and expansion, will be the first hospital to bear the Disney name.

In addition to many other gifts of all sizes, Florida Hospital has received 18 gifts to date of at least $1 million each from notable organizations such as Florida Emergency Physicians, the Winter Park Health Foundation, and the Holler and Classic Automotive Group. 

Funds from the Centennial Campaign will help support a number of areas and initiatives throughout the hospital, including:

  • Florida Children's Hospital
  • Nicholson Center for Surgical Advancement
  • Florida Hospital Cardiovascular Institute
  • New state-of-the-art Florida Hospital Diabetes Institute
  • Programs and research at Florida Hospital Cancer Institute


Florida Hospital continues to depend on the generous support of the Central Florida community to keep pace with the healthcare needs of the growing and aging population.

For more information, please contact Florida Hospital Media Relations at 407-303-8217.