• Giving Societies

Nurses Giving Society

Supporting the Nurses of Morton Plant Mease
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  • Pay it Forward by Giving Back

Nurses Giving Society

Giving back to pay it forward. This concept captures the essence of Morton Plant Mease Health Care Foundation’s new Nurses Giving Society.

Throughout history, nurses have been at the forefront of patient care, always giving of themselves through their knowledge, expertise and compassion. The principles of philanthropy complete that circle of giving back by supporting the continued education for past, current, and future nurses.

When you “give back to pay it forward,” you are helping ease financial barriers for continuing education so that aspiring nurses may focus on pursuing their dreams to serve others through their calling. As members of the Nurses Giving Society, your gifts are also at work providing state of the art facilities and equipment to train the next generation of nurses. Together we are able to provide the next generation of nurses the opportunity to receive and advance their education while gaining clinical expertise in one of our hospitals.

Donors who give $500 annually are recognized on our digital donor walls at the hospitals of Morton Plant Mease.

For more information about the Nursing Giving Society, please call Lindsey Daniel, Manager of Annual Philanthropy, at (727) 461-8636 or email at Lindsey.Daniel@BayCare.org.

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Logo of ''Morton Plant Mease Health Care Foundation Nurses Giving Society,'' with a stethoscope graphic forming a heart shape around the text.

Member Benefits

Nurses Giving Society members ($100):

  • Your name listed on the donor wall at the Sally L. Bailey Education Center on the Mease Dunedin Hospital campus
  • Subscription to the Foundation’s Circle Magazine and Philanthropy Report updating you on Foundation events and hospital happenings
  • Invitations to members-only special events, such as physician lecture series, socials and hospital grand openings, including the Annual Meeting and the New Physician Welcome Reception.
  • The knowledge that you are making a significant difference to the patients we serve

Nurses Giving Society Advocate ($250):

  • Hospitality Services that include a personal visit or phone call from a member of our team for you or your family during your hospital stay
  • Your name listed on the donor wall at the Sally L. Bailey Education Center on the Mease Dunedin Hospital campus
    Special membership rates at the Morton Plant Mease Wellness Centers, including no initial membership cost and a significant reduction of the monthly membership fee
  • Subscription to the Foundation’s Circle Magazine and Philanthropy Report updating you on Foundation events and hospital happenings, including the Annual Meeting and the New Physician Welcome Reception.
  • Your name listed in appropriate Morton Plant Mease Health Care Foundation printed materials
    Invitations to members-only special events, such as physician lecture series, socials and hospital grand openings
    The knowledge that you are making a significant difference to the patients we serve

Nurses Giving Society Patron ($500):

  • Hospitality Services that include a personal visit or phone call from a member of our team for you or your family during your hospital stay
  • Your name listed on the donor wall at the Sally L. Bailey Education Center on the Mease Dunedin Hospital campus
    Special membership rates at the Morton Plant Mease Wellness Centers, including no initial membership cost and a significant reduction of the monthly membership fee
  • Subscription to the Foundation’s Circle Magazine and Philanthropy Report updating you on Foundation events and hospital happenings, including the Annual Meeting and the New Physician Welcome Reception.
  • Your name listed in appropriate Morton Plant Mease Health Care Foundation printed materials
  • Invitations to members-only special events, such as physician lecture series, socials and hospital grand openings
  • The knowledge that you are making a significant difference to the patients we serve
  • Your name listed on the digital donor wall display at Morton Plant Hospital, Morton Plant North Bay Hospital and Mease Countryside Hospital
  • Member Spotlight

Darlene Ferenz

Nurses Giving Society Founding Member
"I was very fortunate to have been involved with the formation of the Nurses Giving Society. As a longtime advocate for nurses, I saw how this society would help support the numerous nursing excellence programs the Foundation began funding many years ago. Nurses helping nurses just seems the right thing to do! I have always hoped our nurses, especially those who have had their nursing education paid for and those who have received scholarships, would feel the urge to “pay it forward”. This society provides an opportunity for them to do so. The funds raised by the annual membership dues are used to supplement grants to support programs that contribute to better health care outcomes for the patients in our community hospitals."
Darlene Ferenz

Transforming Health Care Through Philanthropy

For more than 45 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.

A COPY OF THE OFFICIAL REGISTRATION AND FINANCIAL INFORMATION MAY BE OBTAINED FROM THE DIVISION OF CONSUMER SERVICES ON THEIR WEBSITE (www.FloridaConsumerHelp.com) OR AT 1-800-435-7352. REGISTRATION DOES NOT IMPLY ENDORSEMENT, APPROVAL OR RECOMMENDATION BY THE STATE. MORTON PLANT MEASE HEALTH CARE FOUNDATION, FLORIDA REGISTRATION #CH321 RECEIVES 100% OF ALL CONTRIBUTIONS AND DOES NOT USE PROFESSIONAL FUNDRAISING SOLICITORS. Please write, email or call us if you wish to have your name removed from the list to receive fund-raising requests supporting the hospitals of Morton Plant Mease Health Care and their affiliates.

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