FORT MYERS, Fla. (Nov. 8, 2023) – Lynnae Messina has returned to Lee Health Foundation as Development Director. She will focus on fundraising for the Lee Health Heart Institute. Messina had previously served as assistant to the chief development officer at Lee Health Foundation for three years.
Bringing more than 10 years of development and fundraising experience, Messina has also served in development roles at Harry Chapin Food Bank and PACE Center for Girls, Lee County. As Associate Executive Director with the “Ding” Darling Wildlife Sanctuary, she was instrumental in a land acquisition campaign that preserved 68 acres on Sanibel Island from being developed into 29 homes.
“We are glad to welcome Lynnae back to our team,” said Chris Simoneau, Lee Health’s chief development, marketing and communications officer. “We know she will be able to use her experience helping nonprofits in Southwest Florida meet their mission to develop and expand Lee Health services in Cape Coral, Bonita Springs, Naples and other areas as Southwest Florida grows.”
For additional information about the role of philanthropy at Lee Health or to donate, visit LeeHealthFoundation.org or call 239-343-6950.
About Lee Health Foundation
Lee Health Foundation raises philanthropic dollars on behalf of Lee Health to establish, expand and enhance innovative, lifesaving and preventative programs. The Foundation provides financial support for all five Lee Health hospitals including Golisano Children’s Hospital as well as many service areas including Lee Health Cancer Institute, Lee Health Coconut Point, The Rehabilitation Hospital, Lee Health Heart Institute, Community Health Clinics and Golisano Children’s Health Center in Naples. Over the last year, the Foundation has distributed more than $27 million to support Lee Health’s mission. Please visit LeeHealthFoundation.org or call 239-343-6950 for more information about the role of Lee Health philanthropy in Southwest Florida.