Jackson Health Foundation is the principal fundraising arm for University of Miami/Jackson Memorial Medical Center, one of the most active and respected not-for-profit teaching hospitals in the nation. The foundation is dedicated to meeting the critical needs of the hospital and its medical staff through support of priority projects that allow for the care of all patients regardless of their ability to pay.
IKF Wonderfund was founded in response to an increasing number of desperate international families who regularly came to Jackson Health Foundation seeking financial support for their sick children’s medical treatment at Holtz Children’s Hospital, which is prohibited by law to use publicly funded resources to care for non-residents. As the number of families increased, the foundation came to realize that a special organizational and financial infrastructure was needed to appropriately support these families.
These philanthropic individuals serve as program advocates and are dedicated to raising both funding and awareness for IKF Wonderfund and its mission. They also provide policy direction and oversight.