The Bear Family Foundation, Inc. announced its 2019 financial contributions to the Northwest Florida community, totaling $2,793,500, given to forty local organizations and non-profits who work to help those in need. Donations were presented at the Foundation’s “Thanks a Million and More” Luncheon, held on December 13 at The Lewis Bear Company.
The Studer Family Children’s Hospital at Sacred Heart Ascension received a donation of $1,750,000 to support care for childhood cancers and the construction of an oncology unit. Big Brothers Big Sisters of Northwest Florida received a $500,000 donation and the Pace Center for Girls received a $300,000 donation to support their outreach in the community.
Also included in the 2019 recipient list, the Bear Family Foundation, Inc. recognized and presented donations to the following organizations:
AMIkids Pensacola, Inc.
Autism Pensacola, Inc.
Ballet Pensacola, Inc.
Creative Learning Academy, Inc.
Dixon School of Arts and Sciences
Escambia Public School Foundation
Escambia County Public Schools Foundation
Every Child A Reader in Escambia (ECARE)
Greater Pensacola Symphony Orchestra, Inc.
Gulf Coast Kid’s House, Inc.
Manna Food Bank, Inc.
My Brothers and Sisters
ONBIKES PENSACOLA, Inc.
Opportunity Place, Inc.
Pathways for Change, Inc.
Pensacola Children’s Chorus
Pensacola Little Theatre, Inc.
Pensacola MESS Hall
Pensacola Opera, Inc.
Pensacola’s Promise, Inc. – Chain Reaction
Rally Foundation for Childhood Cancer Research
Ronald McDonald House Charities of NW Florida
Southern Youth Sports Association
Special Olympics Florida, Inc.
Studer Community Institute
The ARC Gateway Foundation
The Frank Brown International Foundation for Music (UWF)
The Global Corner, Inc.
The HER Foundation, Inc.
The Leaning Post Ranch
The National Flight Academy – Naval Aviation Museum Foundation
The Secret Place Home, Inc.
Washington County Council on Aging, Inc. – Chipley
Wildlife Sanctuary of Northwest Florida
WSRE-TV Foundation, Inc.
YMCA of NW Florida
About The Bear Family Foundation, Inc.
The Bear Family Foundation is a 501c (3) private foundation made up of members of the Lewis Bear, Jr. family. It’s the mission of The Bear Family Foundation to continue a tradition of philanthropic giving, from generation to generation, through financial donations and volunteering in local communities. The Foundation supports quality non-profit organizations which better the lives of those with needs in Northwest Florida. For more information, visit bearfamilyfoundation.org/