The Power of Generosity

Through your loyalty and support we had a record-breaking year in fiscal year 2019, where generous donors like yourself gave more than $47 million to advance research, fund innovation, strive to build a world without cancer, support youth athletics, build a completely new hospital and so much more. Whether it is time given, guidance provided or philanthropic contributions made, your support plays an important role in shaping how we achieve our goals.

Philanthropic Highlights

Our generous donors serve as catalysts for improvement and help Baptist Health's entities continue to make monumental strides, advancing our mission and the way in which we deliver high-quality and compassionate healthcare to those we serve. 

Florida Power & Light Company

Florida Power & Light Company

Florida Power & Light Company (FPL) is the largest energy company in the United States, as measured by retail electricity produced and sold, serving more than five million customer accounts or an estimated 10 million+ people across the state of Florida. Beyond serving as one of the most trusted U.S. electric utilities, FPL is passionate about making a positive impact through philanthropy. A $1 million donation from the organization is benefiting Miami Cancer Institute’s Pediatric Radiation Oncology Program, which is also assisted by the Live Like Bella® Childhood Cancer Foundation. FPL is playing an essential role in helping maintain proton therapy, which reduces damage to the body caused from radiation. People with cancer who receive radiation treatment, especially children, are at risk for permanent damage to their healthy organs. Thanks to FPL, their generosity will ensure that more children will have access to receiving proton therapy, decreasing their chances of unnecessary tissue damage, which can result in major stunting and lifelong side effects. Both FPL and Baptist Health share a common goal – pursuing excellence through continuous improvement and constantly striving to seek out new technology to improve the service we provide to our community.

Rosario Rico-Toro Korn

Rosario Rico-Toro Korn

Rosario Rico-Toro Korn became involved with Baptist Health after her mother was diagnosed with breast cancer. Upon her mother’s diagnosis, Rosario brought her mother from Bolivia to seek treatment at Miami Cancer Institute. After receiving treatment from the Institute, her mother is now proudly cancer-free and Rosario has shown her appreciation for the care given to her mother through philanthropy. After discussions with Gouindarajan Narayanan, M.D., chief of interventional oncology at Miami Cancer Institute and interventional radiologist at Miami Cardiac & Vascular Institute, Rosario took the initiative and made a $100,000 gift in support of a new CT scan, which will help guide physicians during laparoscopic procedures. By being the first to make a donation in support of a new CT Scan, Rosario is leading the way for others to contribute and showing us all the importance of giving back. With a new CT Scan, which will be entirely funded by donations, physicians will have the opportunity to treat cancer via image guided, minimally invasive procedures.  

Liana & Carlos de Mena

Liana & Carlos de Mena

Shortly after Liana and Carlos de Mena celebrated their first wedding anniversary, they received exciting news – they were expecting a baby. The soon to be parents’ world shifted when their eldest son, Carlos Ray, was born at 25 weeks, weighing only 2 lbs. 1 oz. Their son spent three months in the Neonatal Intensive Care Unit (NICU) at Baptist Hospital of Miami, and they sat at his bedside each and every day. Today, Carlos Ray is nine years old and is stronger than ever. Liana and Carlos are eternally grateful for the ways Baptist Health cares for families like theirs and to express their gratitude, they donated $60,000 to the NICU at Baptist Hospital in honor of their son. By supporting the NICU, Liana and Carlos are helping to increase the quality of care provided by the unit so that other families can experience watching their children grow up in the same way they have watched Carlos Ray.

Mike and Lindsay Leonard, Jim Rifkin and Jane Packard

Mike and Lindsay Leonard, Jim Rifkin and Jane Packard

After Hurricane Irma destroyed much of Fishermen’s Community Hospital in 2017, a philanthropic goal of $15 million was set to contribute to the total $40 million estimated to build a new hospital. Husband and wife duos Mike and Lindsay Leonard and Jim Rifkin and Jane Packard, who are all residents of Marathon, stepped up to help lead the fundraising efforts. These core four answered the call to bring their community together after devastation and have helped raise an astonishing $13.4 million thus far. Mike, Lindsay, Jim and Jane understand how important this rebuild is for their community and have poured their hearts into this campaign. For them, this is not just about raising funds for a new building, this is an investment in their community – their home.

Corporate Philanthropy Partners

Young Philanthropists of Baptist Health

Employee Annual Giving