Major Gifts

Dr. P. Phillips Center For The Performing Arts

Since 2008 Dr. Phillips Charities has provided over $37 million toward the lead gift for the Center, Phase 2 and special programming like and 'Evening of Thanks' for area first responders and 'Dr. Phillips Charities Kid's Day' to support arts for every life.  The contributions make possible the realization of a decades long dream that Central Florida would have a world-class performing arts center. With the Dr. Phillips Center's grand opening in 2014, Orlando has become the premier destination for culture and entertainment.

Dr. P. Phillips YMCA

Dr. Phillips Charities has invested more than $6 million to create one of the finest YMCA facilities in the country, giving Dr. Phillips area residents a place to connect and participate in a variety of healthy living activities. The impact of the Dr. P. Phillips YMCA on the neighborhood is evident by the large number of individuals and families involved in YMCA programming and the hundreds of children enrolled in swimming lessons, after-school care, sports programs, summer camps and many other YMCA activities.

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Dr. Phillips Cinedome

Dr. Phillips Charities contributed $2 million toward the construction of the Orlando Science Center and named the Dr. Phillips Cinedome, a major attraction within the Center which features a giant screen measuring 8,000 square feet and uses the largest film format in existence. The 310-seat Dr. Phillips Cinedome projects films through a fisheye lens, creating an image that surrounds the audience and extends well beyond their peripheral vision.

Dr. P. Phillips Hospital

Dr. Phillips Charities contributed $5 million in support of Orlando Health’s major capital and program needs. In recognition of this gift and the sustained major support of Dr. Phillips Charities over the years, Orlando Health renamed Orlando Health Sand Lake to the Dr. P. Phillips Hospital on January 27, 2007. Built on a former orange grove owned by Dr. Phillips, the Dr. P. Phillips Hospital has recently undergone a major expansion, doubling its size from 150 beds to more than 300 beds.

Dr. Phillips Rotunda at the University of Central Florida Medical School

Dr. Phillips Charities provided $1.5 million to the University of Central Florida Foundation toward the establishment of a new medical school, part of UCF’s Health Sciences Campus located at Lake Nona Medical City, a world-class health and life sciences cluster which is home to hospitals, universities, research institutions and life science companies. In recognition of this gift, the central reception area of this world-class College of Medicine has been named the Dr. Phillips Rotunda.

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Dr. P. Phillips School of Real Estate

Building on its belief in the importance of private property rights and recognizing the significant economic impact of the real estate industry on the Central Florida region, Dr. Phillips Charities granted $2.5 million to the University of Central Florida (UCF) Foundation to underwrite the establishment of the Dr. P. Phillips School of Real Estate. Combined with a state match, these funds created a $5 million endowment for the Howard Phillips Eminent Scholar Chair in Real Estate, the Dr. P. Phillips Institute for Research and Education in Real Estate, and the Dr. P. Phillips Scholarships for students who elect to earn a degree in real estate at UCF.

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Dr. Phillips Institute for the Study of American Business Activity

Della Phillips-Martha Schenck Chair of American Private Enterprise

Dr. Philip Phillips and his wife, Della Phillips, belived in the importance to our community and the nation of the continuation of the American private enterprise system.   Dr. Phillips Charities granted $400,000 to the University of Central Florida (UCF) Foundation to underwrite the establishment of the Della Phillips-Martha Schenck Chair of American Private Enterprise. Combined with a contribution from Messrs. Jay and Virgil Schenck of $200,000 and a state match of $600,000, these funds created a $1.2 million endowment. The goals of the holder of this Chair are to combat economic illiteracy, provide a forum for discussion of business concepts and the Free Enterprise System and engender a greater appreciation of the merits and satisfactions of careers in business and industry.

Dr. Phillips Institute for the Study of American Business Activity

Dr. Phillips Charities granted $350,000 to UCF's College of Business Administration to establish the Dr. Phillips Institute for the Study of American Business Activity. The purpose of the institute is to serve as a focal point for broad-based research on policies, issues, trends, and questions that affect the behavior of commerce in society. Business decision-making, business conditions, the role of governments in affecting those conditions, business risk-taking, and strategy formulation are all part of the institute's thrust. The holder of the Della Phillips-Martha Schenck Chair of American Private Enterprise also serves as the Director of the Dr. Phillips Institute for the Study of American Business Activity.

Howard Phillips Center for Children and Families

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Dr. Phillips Charities granted $1,250,000 to the Orlando Health to create the Howard Phillips Center for Children and Families, providing dignity and healing for children, families and individuals who face overwhelming challenges like child abuse, sexual trauma, developmental disabilities, and lack of access to medical care. The Howard Phillips Center is a child friendly environment that brings together under one roof all of entities mandated to address these challenges with the goal of minimizing the trauma to the child.

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Dr. P. Phillips Baby Place

Dr. Phillips Charities donated $1 million to the Florida Hospital Foundation to create and expand the Dr. P. Phillips Baby Place at Winter Park Memorial Hospital. The Dr. P. Phillips Baby Place features luxury mother/baby suites with hard wood floors, beds for family members, interactive flat screen TVs and private bathrooms. The Dr. P. Phillips Baby Place was named in 2007 as one of the 10 best places in the country to give birth.

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