Lee Health Foundation has awarded the Frank Haskell Humanitarian Award to Lex Roulston for his dedication and commitment to the Foundation since 1995. As one of the top donors in Lee Health Foundation history, Roulston’s generosity has made a tremendous impact on the lives of many in Southwest Florida.
Each year, Lee Health Foundation honors a deserving individual with the Frank Haskell Humanitarian Award, which recognizes outstanding leadership in the advancement of quality health care for Southwest Florida residents. The award is named in honor of Frank Haskell, who along with his late wife, Betty, co-founded Barbara’s Friends – Golisano Children’s Hospital Cancer Fund. For more than 20 years, Frank Haskell has worked nonstop to help local children win their battles with cancer and life-threatening blood disorders.
“Mr. Roulston has supported Lee Health Foundation since 1995, and as an open-heart surgery survivor himself, he is keenly aware of the needs for enhancing cardiovascular services,” said Dr. James Orr, vice chair of the Lee Health Foundation board of trustees, who presented Mr. Roulston with the award. “Over the years, he has made leading gifts to establish and enhance programs like robotic surgery, cardiac care and the building of Golisano Children’s Hospital, and he certainly is a deserving and much appreciated recipient of this year’s Frank Haskell Humanitarian Award.”
The prestigious Haskell Award was presented at the Foundation’s annual Evening of Appreciation, a formal event thanking donors and supporters for their generosity and unwavering commitment to enhancing health care services within the Lee Health network. Held Feb. 7 at the Forest Country Club, the formal event thanked an estimated 275 donors and supporters in attendance, including the strong and active Lee Health Foundation board led by chair Joe Catti. Dr. Larry Antonucci, Lee Health’s president and CEO, and Chris Simoneau, Lee Health’s chief development, marketing and communications officer, also shared insights into Lee Health’s plans for the next five to seven years to continue serving the Southwest Florida community, including improving access to care, expanding cancer and cardiovascular services, addressing the social determinants of health, and delivering the right care, at the right place and time, and at the right costs.
For more about health care advocacy in Southwest Florida and philanthropic opportunities with Lee Health, visit LeeHealthFoundation.org.
About Lee Health Foundation
Lee Health Foundation raises philanthropic dollars on behalf of Lee Health including Cape Coral Hospital, Gulf Coast Medical Center, HealthPark Medical Center, Lee Memorial Hospital, and Golisano Children’s Hospital of Southwest Florida. The Foundation provides financial support for many service areas including the Lee Health Regional Cancer Center, Lee Health – Coconut Point, The Rehabilitation Hospital, Shipley Cardiothoracic Center, Community Health Clinics and Golisano Children’s Hospital Specialty Clinics in Naples. Please visit LeeHealthFoundation.org or call (239) 343-6950 for more information about the role of Lee Health philanthropy in Southwest Florida.