Dr. Phillips Charities Pledges $1 Million to Eagles for Arnie

Orlando, FL – Dr. Phillips Charities is committing $1 million to programs that help improve the health and well-being of families in communities throughout Central Florida. The gift is being given in partnership with Arnie’s Army Charitable Foundation over the next four years. 

Dr. Phillips Charities Pledges $1 Million

“Arnold Palmer has an unquestionably great legacy of caring very similar to that of Dr. P. Phillips and our late board chairman Jim Hinson,” said Kenneth D. Robinson, president of Dr. Phillips Charities. “We’re excited to partner with Arnie’s Army Charitable Foundation to continue to develop programs and initiatives that will make a difference in the lives of families throughout our community for many years to come.”

The gift from Dr. Phillips Charities will support programs at Arnold Palmer Medical Center and other causes impacting Central Florida families. It represents an enduring partnership built over many years of support through the Arnold Palmer Invitational Presented by MasterCard® and the Eagles for Arnie  Challenge. To date Dr. Phillips has donated over $630,000 to Orlando Health through the Eagles program and this new commitment will continue to expand that support. 

“My parents were always passionate about supporting initiatives that gave opportunity to positively impact the lives of children, and their families. It was done with a personal commitment which also inspired their investment in the Arnold Palmer Medical Center,” said Amy Saunders, daughter of golf legend Arnold Palmer and president of Arnie’s Army Charitable Foundation. “Our family is very proud to have a long-standing partner like Dr. Phillips Charities who share a commitment to the lives of the children and families in this community.”

Arnie’s Army Charitable Foundation is a not-for-profit organization founded on the generous legacy of Arnold Palmer by investing in the well-being and development of children & youth, supporting health & wellness initiatives and strengthening our communities and the environment. 

Orlando Health president and chief executive officer David Strong said of the commitment from Dr. Phillips Charities: “To truly make a difference in communities, you need partners with the vision it takes to create something that has a positive, lasting impact for many years. Mr. Palmer and Dr. Phillips Charities are shining examples of that. We’re honored to have them as partners in improving the lives of children and families.” 


Arnold Palmer Hospital for Children, supported by the Arnold Palmer Medical Center Foundation, is a 158-bed facility dedicated exclusively to the needs of children. Located in Orlando, Arnold Palmer Hospital provides expertise in pediatric specialties such as cardiac care, craniomaxillofacial surgery, critical care, emergency and trauma care, gastroenterology, nephrology, neurology, hematology/oncology, hospitalist services, orthopedics, pulmonology and sports medicine. In 2013, the hospital achieved Magnet® designation, the “gold standard” for nursing’s contribution to quality patient care, safety, research, and service excellence. Visit www.arnoldpalmerhospital.com  to learn more about all of our specialties.

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