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Golisano Children's Hospital of Southwest Florida

Capital Campaign Gets Million Dollar Boost

A New Appreciation for Stock

Lifesaving gift—Those taking part in the check presentation included (from left): Donor Jim Doyle; Charles Idelson, president & CEO, Investors Security Trust Company and chairperson of the Lee Memorial Health System Foundation Board of Trustees; Sharon A. MacDonald, chief foundation officer, Lee Memorial Health System Foundation; and Jim Nathan, president, Lee Memorial Health System.
Local businessman Jim Doyle recently furthered the cause of providing lifesaving hospital care to area children by making a generous $1 million gift to Golisano Children’s Hospital of Southwest Florida’s capital campaign.

The gift will be used to name a neonatal intensive care unit “neighborhood” within the new 128-bed children’s hospital building, which will be constructed at HealthPark Medical Center in south Fort Myers.

Mr. Doyle’s generosity will go twice as far, as it will be matched by Mr. B. Thomas Golisano, namesake of Golisano Children’s Hospital, as part of his $20 million challenge grant made to the hospital’s capital campaign.

According to Mr. Doyle, the matching challenge grant was a tremendous catalyst for the gift. “This is my home and I believe in supporting lifesaving health care in our Southwest Florida community,” he says. “I have a particular passion for supporting organizations that address the challenges of infants, children and young adults. Quality, world-class medical care for the children from Lee, Collier, Charlotte, Hendry and Glades counties was a cause hard to ignore.”

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