$100,000 Committed to Better Together in Response to Pulse Tragedy

The Winter Park Health Foundation Board of Trustees responded quickly to the Pulse tragedy by committing $100,000 to address community needs.  The funds will be donated to the Better Together Fund administered by the Central Florida Foundation.

The Better Together Fund will help Central Florida respond to the needs of the community – not only those we know, but others that we cannot anticipate – now, and in the time to come.  The Fund will support:

– Nonprofits that are supporting the survivors and families,
– The LGBTQ, Hispanic, faith and other affected communities,
– Underlying causes of this tragic event, and
– Other needs we cannot anticipate until we face them.

The Winter Park Health Foundation (WPHF) has been focused on inspiring health for over two decades.  “Our Trustees hope this donation will help inspire healing as our community copes with the devastating effects of the Pulse tragedy,” said Patty Maddox, WPHF President & CEO.  “This isn’t the first time our Board has demonstrated swift and strong leadership in times of crisis.”  According to Maddox, when the Central Florida community was impacted by tornadoes, hurricanes and the economic downturn resulting from 9/11, the Foundation designated funds to special efforts created to deal with these events.