Florida Power & Light Company Donates $500,000 to Baptist Health Care Foundation

Baptist and FPL representatives holding big check

PENSACOLA, FLA. (Sept. 6, 2023) – Florida Power & Light Company (FPL) announced a historic $500,000 gift to the Baptist Health Care Foundation to support the new Baptist Hospital campus. In honor of this transformational gift, the Baptist Hospital cafeteria will be named the FPL Energy Café. This donation, funded through the NextEra Energy Foundation, represents the largest gift FPL has given in the Northwest Florida region.

“At FPL we strive to support those who support others, and we’re honored to be a part of this historic project that will expand state-of-the-art, community-focused health care for the region,” said J.T. Young, vice president and general manager of FPL NW Florida and Baptist board member. “We’re excited to grow our investment in the community and build on our strong partnership with Baptist Health Care, and personally I’m grateful and blessed to be a part of both organizations that serve our community.”

Currently in its 98th year, FPL is known for its history of giving back through philanthropic gifts, grant funding, community fundraisers and team member volunteer time. The impact FPL team members have in Northwest Florida is evident with more than 3,000 volunteer hours in the region and representation on more than 50 different organizational boards.

Historically, the partnership between Baptist and FPL, and formerly Gulf Power Company, has been strongly aligned in each of the company’s mission, vision and values. The company has been contributing to the Foundation for more than 38 years, supporting various programs and services within Baptist’s health care system.

“We are proud of our strong partnership with FPL and are honored to work together in many ways throughout our community,” said Mark Faulkner, president and CEO, Baptist Health Care. “We are grateful to have J.T. Young back in our community and serving on our board of directors. We strongly value his vision, and we appreciate the impact that FPL and its team members have in our community.”


Featured in the attached photo from Left to Right: Rick Byars, Juliet Roulhac, Mark Faulkner, J.T. Young, KC Gartman, Margaret Stopp, David Peaden


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About Baptist Health Care

Baptist Health Care is a not-for-profit health care organization based in Northwest Florida that is committed to helping people throughout life's journey. Baptist continuously strives to be a national leader in quality and service. Baptist Health Care includes three hospitals, four medical parks, Andrews Institute for Orthopaedics & Sports Medicine and a large network of primary care and specialty physicians. Baptist Health Care is one of the largest non-governmental employers in Northwest Florida.

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