Lois Odence Planters

Helping nurses alleviate the financial pressures of working and attending school

SOWING THE SEEDS FOR NURSES

Lois Odence Planters

The mission of Planters is to create a social, educational, and fundraising network for those interested in the hospitals of Morton Plant Mease. The purpose of Planters membership is to provide supplemental financial support to Morton Plant Mease nurses and nursing students through the Lois Odence Nursing Education and Technology Fund. Since 2001, nearly $500,000 has been awarded to more than 200 nursing students.

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Planters Membership Benefits

Planters began in the spring of 1992 by a group of women interested in becoming more involved in Morton Plant Hospital and its Foundation. As more women joined the core group of founders, a Spring Tea was planned and a mission was created: “To establish an educational, social and fund-raising network for those within the Morton Plant Foundation Family and to create and support community outreach, Foundation programs and events.”

In 2001, The Lois Odence Endowment was established with gifts made in memory of Mrs. Odence, a Planters founder, with an emphasis on nursing. Each year, scholarships are awarded to nursing students at the hospitals of Morton Plant Mease Health Care to help defray expenses beyond their nursing school needs – such as childcare and transportation.

To better support our extraordinary nurses, the Lois Odence Nursing Scholarship Fund is now expanding to fund both nursing scholarships and the acquisition of technology to better provide our nurses with the tools necessary to enhance their caregiving and learning. This expanded fund is now called the Lois Odence Nursing Education and Technology Fund.

Designated to the Lois Odence Nursing Education and Technology Fund, membership levels start at $100 annually and offer a variety of benefits:
Lotus $5,000

LOTUS $5,000

  • Invitation to our Annual Meeting
  • Subscription to the Morton Plant Mease Health Care Foundation Philanthropy Report and Circle Magazine
  • Visit by a Foundation Representative during hospital stays
  • Invitations to all Planters social, educational, and fundraising events
  • Name listed in Planters Luncheon Program
  • Membership card that identifies you as a friend of the Foundation
  • Name listed in Planters Fall Luncheon program
  • Foundation Hospitality Services benefits and reduced monthly rates at our Wellness Centers.
  • 100% of your membership gifts benefit the Lois Odence Nursing Scholarship
  • All benefits listed below
Orchid $1,000
Rose $500
Lily $250
Sunflower $100

TRANSFORMING HEALTH CARE THROUGH PHILANTHROPY

For over 40 years, Morton Plant Mease Health Care Foundation has provided philanthropic support to the not-for-profit hospitals of Morton Plant Mease Health Care, including Morton Plant, Clearwater; Mease Dunedin; Mease Countryside, Safety Harbor and Morton Plant North Bay, New Port Richey. The close connection between the hospitals of Morton Plant Mease and their neighbors reveal a unique spirit of giving – a relationship characterized by people caring for the hospitals that care for them.

Donor information is kept strictly confidential. We will not share or sell a donor’s personal information with anyone else, nor send donor mailings on behalf of other organizations without written consent from the donor.

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