Dear Friends, 

We are so proud and grateful that together, we raised $736,000 in our 22nd Annual Guardians of the Children Luncheon on November 23. Thank you to our dedicated luncheon committee for all of your hard work, to our sponsors for supporting us, and our incredible community members for joining us as we help make miracles happen!

We hope you enjoy this December newsletter, where we include a history of Holtz Children’s Hospital and celebrate where we are today. We encourage all of you this holiday season to participate in our Holiday Toy Drive and bring joy to our youngest patients being cared for at Holtz Children’s Hospital. 

We’d like to thank everyone in our community who supported us so generously in our best Give Miami Day yet, where we raised $132,500 in 24 hours! Every dollar counts, and your donations are the ultimate investment in the health of our community. Our team at Jackson Health Foundation is proud to be a part of improving access to health care in South Florida as we look forward to the future!

In this season of giving, we hope you consider Jackson. Keep an eye out for our year end campaign letter in your mailbox or inbox. We invite you to make a donation by clicking here. We thank you in advance and hope you have a lovely holiday season!

With sincere thanks,
Charmaine Gatlin
Co-President & Chief Operating Officer
Flavia Llizo
Co-President & Chief Development Officer
Holtz Children’s Hospital:
Expert Pediatric Care Throughout the Years
Holtz Children’s Hospital at the University of Miami/Jackson Memorial Medical Center is a national leader in pediatric medical specialties, including nephrology, endocrinology, gastroenterology, cardiology and neonatology. Holtz Children’s is the eighth in the nation and first in Florida to become an Accredited Pediatric Heart Failure Institute by The Healthcare Colloquium.
Focused on delivering expert medical care in a family-centered environment, our multidisciplinary team treats children from birth. Whether a child needs routine medical care or visits us for a complex illness, we are ready with highly skilled physicians and nurses to care for your child. We are home to a large pediatric intensive care unit, which cares for children with a variety of illnesses, including those with advanced heart conditions as well as children undergoing treatment for cancer and blood disorders. More than 10,000 children are admitted to Holtz Children’s Hospital annually.

As demand for our services continues to grow, we have embarked upon a meaningful renovation of our current space to meet the need of our community. In the upcoming years, Holtz Children’s Hospital leadership will focus on renovating inpatient units, particularly those serving our cardiac and organ transplant patients. Leveraging new technology and human capital in a renovated physical plant allows us to streamline the delivery of care and improve patient safety and outcomes.

Another critical component of our growth will be the construction of an ambulatory care center. Designed to house and consolidate outpatient services from specialists and subspecialists. This dedicated space facilitates an integrated multi-disciplinary approach to care for children with complex medical conditions.

Finally, our maternal-fetal program continues to grow. Jackson Health System is staffed with experts in prenatal diagnosis and the treatment of complex fetal conditions. Most often, fetal care results from the baby’s life being at risk. Evidence shows that improved collaboration between pediatric specialists and obstetrics and high-risk pregnancy teams results in better outcomes when a prenatal fetal diagnosis is made.

Holtz Children’s Hospital owes its name to a landmark gift from the Fana Holtz Foundation. In the spirit of this gift, we are dedicated to providing the best medical care for all children regardless of their ability to pay. Jackson Health System and Jackson Health Foundation are extremely grateful for the continuous and generous support the Holtz Family and the Fana Holtz Foundation bestow upon us.
Bring Joy to a Child This Season by Joining Our Holiday Toy Drive!
Did you know that you can send a gift to the pediatric patients? Toys and gifts help our pediatric patients enormously while they are in the hospital, especially since COVID restrictions have limited their ability to visit our playrooms.
Easily browse through the comprehensive listing of our patients’ favorite toys and send cheer right to their door. Check it out here!
You can also support the children in our health system by making a financial contribution to our Holiday Toy Drive, which allows us to purchase highly requested items for our pediatric patients. To make a secure donation online, please click here to donate and make a difference today!

Last, but certainly not least, you can also donate new and unwrapped toys or gift cards to spread the joy of the holidays. Contact for more details or to schedule a drop-off.
22nd Annual Guardians of the Children
Luncheon and Fashion Show
Thank you to all who made our 22nd Annual Guardians of the Children Luncheon and Fashion Show a success! Hosted on November 23rd in Key Biscayne, we raised $736,000 to benefit Holtz Children's Hospital. Special thanks go out to our committee members and sponsors for their continuous support over the years.

2021 Luncheon Committee
Andria Ares Holtz, Co-Chair
Deborah Robins, Co-Chair
Vivian Adrian
Angela Andrade
Ana de la Fe
Mari Grimalt
Fana Holtz
Ines Lorenzo-Gomez
Silvia Rios Fortun
Gloria Sesana
Ana VeigaMilton

Presenting Sponsor
Dade County Federal Credit Union

Fashion Show Sponsor
Saks Fifth Avenue

Bronze Sponsors
Adrian Builders, BNY Mellon Wealth Management, Earthview Capital, LLC, FBMC Benefits Management, Florida National University, Florida Power & Light, Hilary and Richard Cooper, Jose Milton Foundation, Miami Heat, Rosita Boruchin, Ryder System, Inc., Silvia Rios Fortun, Veca’s Hope Children Foundation, Vital Imaging, and Wells Fargo

Underwriting Sponsors
Château d'Esclans and Southern Glazer’s Wine & Spirits

Media Sponsors
Miami Herald and Key Biscayne Magazine
Presenting sponsor Dade County Federal Credit Union
Katie Ward, Juan Lopez, Golden Angel, VP and General Manager of Saks Fifth Avenue Dadeland and Samanta Ferrini.
Andria Ares Holtz, Foundation Board Member, Golden Angel and Luncheon Committee Co-Chair, Fana Holtz, Naming Benefactor of Holtz Children’s Hospital, and Laurie Jennings, Celebrity Hostess.
Ana Quincoces, Lourdes Valls, Guardian and Golden Angel, Silvia Rios Fortun, Guardian Angels President, Golden Seraphim and Foundation Board Member. Rigo Lesteiro, Golden and Guardian Angel, Gabriella Fortun, Guardian Angel. Silvia Trinidad, Platinum and Guardian Angel. Lilliam Machado, Golden and Guardian Angel. Remedios Díaz-Oliver Platinum and Guardian Angel, Maura Acosta, Katherine Rubino
Ana VeigaMilton,  Jackson Health Foundation Board Chair, Luncheon Committee Member and Golden Seraphim, Jessica Milton, Guardian Angel, Maria Teresa Tuppini and Patrizia Tuppini
Dr. Marco Contreras, Dr. Tatiana Tio, Dr. Batoul Darwiche, Carol Phillip, Judith Joseph, Elleni Waller, Jean Raymond Alexander, Dr. Rudolph Moise, Jackson Health Foundation Board Member and Platinum Angel
Donor Highlight:
Educational Foundation of America
The Educational Foundation of America (EFA) is a family foundation supporting nonprofit organizations working in the arts, the environment, democracy, food security, and reproductive health and justice. 
We are so grateful for their recent gift of $40,000 to Holtz Children’s Hospital, and to have EFA as one of Jackson Health Foundation’s strong supporters.

Founded in 1959, EFA was created to continue the lifelong philanthropic commitment of its founders, Richard Prentice Ettinger, JD, and his wife Elsie P. Ettinger. Today, EFA’s Board of Directors is composed of members of the third and fourth generations of the family, and their Adjunct Committee serves as an arena for members of the family new to the Foundation to explore and advance our philanthropic practices. 

Thank you EFA for being part of our family!
‘Tis the Season of Giving
It's a special time of year not just for holiday cheer, but to support causes close to your heart. Supporting us is the ultimate investment in the health of our shared community. As the year comes to a close, consider making a year-end philanthropic gift to support Jackson Health System. Make your tax-deductible gift before the end of the year by visiting us online or by clicking the photo below.
Parental Guidance
December 9, 2021
Give Miami Day
Thank You For A Record-Breaking Year
Each year, the Miami Foundation hosts Give Miami Day, one of the nation's biggest 24-hour annual giving events. During this year's online campaign on November 18, the Jackson Health Foundation shattered all of its previous records, receiving $132,500 in donations. The support and generosity of all who gave is a powerful statement of the importance of Jackson to our community. We are beaming with pride and gratitude for the incredible generosity of our compassionate donors, whose contributions will help support technology, infrastructure and programmatic needs throughout our health system. We thank you!
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