“A life is not important except in the impact it has on other’s lives” –Jackie Robinson
SPFC has provided health and food stability within our community for over 50 years. It is my honor and pleasure to serve on the Board of an organization that is truly making an impact and providing stability in the lives of our neighbors, families and friends within our community.
SPFC is an organization that continues to provide two values that are tied to my core values in the St. Petersburg community - ACCESS and IMPACT. Through their delivery of food, health, and housing services they are giving ACCESS to underserved communities and making an IMPACT in the lives of those that need it the most. I am truly honored and excited to be a part of the mission.
Why I’m passionate about serving SPFC: In the words of Anne Frank: “Hunger is not a problem. It is an obscenity. How wonderful it is that nobody need wait a single moment before starting to improve the world.” Hunger – including among children, families, the elderly, and the vulnerable – is alarmingly prevalent in our community. By supporting SPFC, we can each stop waiting and start improving our world.
“No-one has ever become poor by giving”.
- Anne Frank.
It is my desire to serve and give back. The Free Clinic is an organization that specifically helps with the basic needs of food, shelter, and medical attention. They provide in a loving and respectful manner; all of which resonates within my soul.
When asked to be a supporter, I said YES!
Philanthropy is a calling to help remove pain and increase joy in all it touches. The work of the St. Pete Free Clinic helps some of the most vulnerable members of our community. I’m proud to be giving back by serving on the SPFC board.
The St. Pete Free Clinic is a mission-driven organization and a true community asset. I appreciate supporting and guiding the tremendous work the SPFC team members and volunteers provide daily.
When I first toured the SPFC facilities and programs I knew this was an organization that was effectively helping and bettering our community by changing the lives of those we serve. It has also impressed me that we’ve been able to adapt quickly and evolve with the changing needs of our community.
SPFC plays a vital role in this wonderful community we call St Petersburg. SPFC supports the most vulnerable in our community when they need it most. I was staggered to learn of the significant numbers of our fellow residents who face food insecurity, have nowhere to turn for their primary healthcare needs, or cannot take needed medications, such as insulin, for lack of finances. SPFC’s programs go directly to helping these people in their time of need. I am delighted to have the opportunity to join their board and support this worthwhile organization.
I am immensely proud to be a member of the SPFC board, and humbled by the extraordinary work that the staff does every day to nourish, heal and house our neediest populations. During the pandemic, it has become more apparent than ever that SPFC plays an indispensable role in the health and happiness of St. Petersburg residents.