Welcome Message From CHI Foundation Chair

Gustavo Hermida
CHI Foundation Chairman

Dear Friends and Supporters:

On behalf of Community Health Foundation and Community Health of South Florida Inc. we hope this update finds you well.

Though many of us are enjoying the summer months, CHI and its foundation continue to work diligently to close the gap for our Children’s Crisis Center Campaign.

Thanks to you and South Miami restaurant Cracked by Chef Adrienne, this past June we had a very successful fundraising event and launched the first Cocktails for a Cause Happy Hour bringing both new and familiar friends to join our cause. (See event photos below)

We continue this month with Kendra Scott in Mizner Park for our second fundraising collaboration where 20% of sales will be designated for the Children’s Crisis Center. Information on this event and how you can get involved is below.

Additionally, we are proud to name our donor feature for Panter, Panter & Sampedro, P.A. Mitch Panter and the firm have been loyal supporters of CHI and our mission and we cannot thank them enough for their continued support.

As always, thank you for your support. Together we are building hope for thousands of children and adolescents needing critical mental health services in our community. For additional information please contact [email protected] or 786-293-5504.



Gustavo Hermida
CHI Foundation Chairman

Donor Feature

Panter, Panter & Sampedro, P.A.

Panter, Panter & Sampedro: A Firm with a Heart for Helping

Panter, Panter & Sampedro is a leading personal injury law firm dedicated to protecting Florida's families. But the firm's commitment to helping others goes far beyond the courtroom.

One of the firm's most visible community partnerships is with Community Health of South Florida, Inc. (CHI). Panter, Panter & Sampedro has been a supporter of CHI since 2018, and the firm has donated more than $10,000 to benefit the Children's Crisis Center. In recognition of the firm's generous support, Panter, Panter & Sampedro was recently inducted into CHI's Fire Starters Society.

"We're proud to be helping the community," said Mitch Panter, managing partner of Panter, Panter & Sampedro. "We're proud to be part of a group that's helping children, that's helping families, that's helping women in need. And anything we can do to assist in that spirit is well worth it."

Panter, Panter & Sampedro's support of the Children's Crisis Center will make a real difference in the lives of children and families in our community. The Children's Crisis Center will be a vital resource for children and families in South Florida. The center will be a pillar in our community, providing a safe and supportive environment for children who are experiencing mental health crises. 

“There is a clear need for the center's services, and we are proud to do our part to help meet that need," said Panter. With only $332,801 left to raise for the Children’s Crisis Center, the firm's donations help to ensure that CHI continues to make progress on the construction of the center.

In addition to supporting CHI, Panter, Panter & Sampedro is also involved in a number of other community initiatives. The firm sponsors the CHI Golf Tournament, and it provides scholarships to students at Miami Killian Senior High and Palmetto Senior High. Panter is also a member of the Pinecrest Business Association, the Buddy Bench Foundation, Paws 4 U and other community organizations.

"We like to help the community to the best of our ability," said Panter. "Whether it be with our time, our resources, or the law firm backing, we want to do what we can to make a difference."

Panter, Panter & Sampedro continues to be a valued CHI partner, and the firm’s commitment to giving back is evident in its support of the Children’s Crisis Center. The Children's Crisis Center is a beacon of hope for children and families in crisis. With the support of the firm and other partners in our community, we can ensure that the Children’s Crisis Center will be able to provide its essential services and make a real difference in the lives of the children in our communities who need it most.

To learn more about the Children’s Crisis Center and show your support, visit chisouthfl.org/give.


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Community Health Foundation, Inc. established in 1987, is a private, nonprofit 501 c 3 and is the fundraising arm of Community Health of South Florida, Inc. (CHI). Funds raised by the foundation are designated for priority programs and projects advancing CHI’s mission to provide affordable quality primary and behavioral health care services to the residents of South Florida.
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