Florida Pediatric Foundation (FPF)

The Florida Pediatric Foundation (FPF) is the charitable arm of the Florida Chapter of American Academy of Pediatrics (FCAAP). FPF expands the work done through FCAAP by supporting advocacy efforts and community programs that directly benefit Florida’s children and families. From educational programs and community engagement to raising money for initiatives that provide direct services to kids, FPF goes above and beyond to improve the lives of the kids we serve.

FPF Foundation Board

FPF President
FPF President

Lisa A. Gwynn, DO, MBA, MSPH, FAAP

Weston, FL

FPF Vice President
FPF Vice President

Juan Felipe Rico, MD, FAAP

Tampa, FL

FPF Secretary
FPF Secretary

Rana Alissa, MD, FAAP

Jacksonville, FL

FPF Treasurer
FPF Treasurer

Alicia E. Adams, Esq.

EDUCATIONAL PROGRAMS

CHILDREN’S WEEK

The Chapter and FPF participate in the annual Children’s Week event in Tallahassee. Children’s Week, which draws more than 5,000 attendees, is hosted annually at the Florida State Capitol and reminds lawmakers to put kids first while considering bills. The Chapter and FPF co-host a booth in the Capitol Courtyard to interact with kids and families and to share resources.

FCAAP PEDIATRIC RESIDENT LEGISLATIVE ADVOCACY TRAINING PROGRAM

Each year, FCAAP and FPF host the Pediatric Resident Legislative Advocacy Training Program for residents from across Florida. Following training, these newly minted advocates, accompanied by FCAAP leadership, get a behind-the-scenes look at the legislative process, and meet with lawmakers to discuss pending legislation that impacts children and the practice of pediatrics in Florida.

COMMUNITY ENGAGEMENT

Feeding Florida

2.2 million Floridians lack proper food access. Of those, over 660,000 are children. In the aftermath of this year’s hurricanes, those numbers have grown as many impacted families are left wondering where their next meal will come from. For Giving Tuesday this year, the Florida Pediatric Foundation is raising funds to support Florida’s food banks in their hurricane relief efforts through donations to Feeding Florida. Your support helps those in the communities directly affected by the storms. With your help, we can make a difference. Make a donation of any size to Feeding Florida from now until Giving Tuesday, and together, we can help children in Florida have access to healthy food and other much-needed resources during current hurricane recovery efforts. Thank you for your kindness and helping us support Florida’s kids to be happy, safe, and healthy!

THE CLEO Institute

The CLEO Institute deploys statewide programs to educate, engage, and empower young people to understand climate science and learn about green careers. With the assistance of our donors, FPF helped The CLEO Institute continue their programs, prepare kids to combat climate change, and inspire them to protect Florida’s sensitive environment.

No Kid Hungry Florida

FPF raised funds to help No Kid Hungry Florida continue their mission to provide school breakfast and after-school meals to needy Florida children. Thanks to the incredible generosity of our donors, FPF was able to underwrite approximately 10,250 meals to help alleviate childhood hunger.

Lock It Up!

FPF supported the League of Women Voters of Broward County’s Lock It Up! program. The program protects children from firearm injuries and death through the distribution of gun locks to Florida families. Our benefactors enabled FPF to finance dozens of gun locks to safeguard the precious lives of children in Florida.

CONTRIBUTE TO THE FLORIDA PEDIATRIC FOUNDATION (FPF)

You can support programs like the ones above with a tax-deductible donation to FPF. No gift is too small! Donate below using PayPal and, to make your gift go further, please consider choosing the “Make this a monthly donation” option. It’s an effortless way to give and to help children right here in Florida.

The Florida Pediatric Foundation, Inc. is the 501(c)(3) charitable foundation of the Florida Chapter of the American Academy of Pediatrics (FCAAP). Through the Florida Pediatric Foundation (FPF), FCAAP supports state-wide and community health care programs that benefit children, adolescents, and young adults and supports quality improvement projects designed to improve pediatric healthcare in the state. Contributions to FPF are tax-deductible. Please consult your tax adviser for more information.

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