Weavers donate $10 million for pediatric and adolescent behavioral health
November 16, 2012
Wayne and Delores Barr Weaver recently continued their work to improve the Jacksonville community with a $10 million gift for Baptist Health. The philanthropists, who are also the former owners of the Jacksonville Jaguars, have awarded gifts to the healthcare center in the past, including some to the Wolfson Children's Hospital.
"Mr. and Mrs. Weaver have a unique place in the history of Baptist Health and in our community," said A. Hugh Greene, president and CEO of Baptist Health. "The Weavers' philanthropy has transformed so many lives here at Baptist Health and throughout the region."
This gift, which is the largest Baptist Health has ever received, will be used to create an endowment. Ultimately, this position is expected to help the organization generate sustainable funding in behavioral health programs for children and teens. Mr. and Mrs. Weaver view their work with Baptist Health as a strategic partnership and they hope their gift can help reduce some of the stigma surrounding these illnesses.
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