About Us

Jackson Health Foundation is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization that is the private fundraising arm of Jackson Health System, the most comprehensive healthcare provider in South Florida.

Through the generosity of compassionate donors, the Foundation financially assists Jackson Health System in providing world-class medical care to children and adults in South Florida, and the global community. Money raised by the Foundation helps support major projects, special needs that cannot be funded by public monies and projects of special interest to donors and philanthropists.

The Foundation’s fundraising efforts allow Jackson Health System to provide life-saving medical care to those in financial need, improve health care delivery, enhance the hospital experience for patients, and promote wellness and preventive medicine. Established in 1991, the Foundation is governed by a 35-member volunteer Board of Directors committed to philanthropic activities that benefit Jackson Health System.

Three programs operate under the Foundation:

  • Golden Angel Society – a prestigious recognition club for donors who contribute a minimum of $50,000.
  • Guardian Angels – supporters who pledge a minimum of $5,000 over five years to enhance specialty programs at Holtz Children’s Hospital.
  • International Kids Fund Wonderfund™ – a global outreach program that provides medical care for children who cannot be treated in their countries. This program is supported through the Circle of Heroes who pledge $6,000 over five years.

The Foundation generates support for Jackson Health System through annual events and activities:

  • Jackson Health Foundation Golden Angels Gala
  • Golden Angel Society Recognition Dinner
  • Guardians of the Children Luncheon benefiting Holtz Children’s Hospital
  • International Kids Fund Wonderfund™ Circle of Heroes Luncheon
  • Jackson Memorial Foundation Golf and Tennis Tournament
  • Miami Heat Family Festival
Jackson Health Foundation Honors Golden Angel Society Members

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Jackson Health Foundation Honors Golden Angel Society Members

The Jackson Health Foundation’s (JHF) annual Recognition Dinner held May 19 was cheerfully crowded. Chaired by JHF Board Members Patricia Wallace and Dr. Rudolph Moise, Vice Chairman of the JHF Board of Directors; the event recognized the contributions of JHF Golden Angel Society members in support of projects and programs benefiting the Jackson Health System. In addition to recognizing members of the Society who made new gifts this year, three very special awards were presented to former Golden Angel Society chairman Bunny Bastian; The Batchelor Foundation, founded by George E. Batchelor, and to Dr. Eugene J. Sayfie, UM Health System Associate Professor of Medicine and Medical Director Executive Health Program.
Jackson Health Foundation Celebrates - Doctors Day

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Jackson Health Foundation Celebrates - Doctors Day

Jackson Health Foundation is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization that is the private fundraising arm of Jackson Health System, the most comprehensive healthcare provider in South Florida. Through the generosity of compassionate donors, the Foundation financially assists Jackson Health System in providing world-class medical care to children and adults in South Florida, and the global community. Money […]

PhilanthroFest - Connecting People, Passion and Philanthropy in South Florida

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PhilanthroFest - Connecting People, Passion and Philanthropy in South Florida

Join the Jackson Health Foundation and Jackson Health System as PhilanthroFest, the nation’s largest community engagement festival, presents their carnival-inspired event to connect people, passion and philanthropy in South Florida. This family-friendly event will raise non-profit awareness while providing residents with community resources and community engagement opportunities in a fun-filled atmosphere! Date: Saturday - April. 11, 2015 Time: 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Location: Museum Park - 1075 Biscayne Blvd., Miami, FL 33132 Between the Pérez Art Museum Miami and American Airlines Arena FREE for the entire family – all are welcome to attend.
Golden Angels Gala MEET JACK UNDER THE BIG TOP Raises $1.6 million

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Golden Angels Gala MEET JACK UNDER THE BIG TOP Raises $1.6 million

The Jackson Health Foundation’s annual gala raised $1.6 million. Jackson employees joined over 600 philanthropists and community leaders on Saturday, January 24, at the trendy Soho Studios in Wynwood. Hosted by the foundation’s Golden Angels and celebrity “ringmaster” WPLG news anchor Laurie Jennings, guests attending the themed gala titled, “Meet Jack Under The Big Top,” were treated to an entertaining evening featuring a new-aged carnival atmosphere. Highlighting the evening were presentations to Harvey and Roberta Chaplin as Lifetime Humanitarian honorees.
International Kids Fund Wonderfund Recognizes its Circle of Heroes at Annual Luncheon

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International Kids Fund Wonderfund Recognizes its Circle of Heroes at Annual Luncheon

Over 300 guests and philanthropists joined the International Kids Fund Wonderfund (IKF) at its annual Circle of Heroes Luncheon on February 26, to celebrate the many lives saved thanks to the generosity of the Circle of Heroes. Chaired by Mariana Sanchez, the luncheon was held at the beautiful Fairchild Tropical Botanic Gardens in Miami. Honored for their continued support and dedication to IKF were Hope of a Miracle Foundation, Major League Baseball player Ervin Santana, and Maria Sarria. The event also featured an exquisite menu created by Celebrity Chef, Michelle Bernstein and was hosted by Univision23 reporter Gloria Ordaz.