|A Visit From State Senators Jeff Brandes and Wilton Simpson|
State Senators Jeff Brandes and Wilton Simpson visited All Children's on Friday, July 11th for a lunch reception co-hosted by USF St. Petersburg. Board members from both institutions, as well as members of All Children's leadership team, attended the luncheon to hear the Senators talk about their successes in the 2014 Legislative Session that will benefit Pinellas and Pasco Counties and throughout the state.
Both Senator Brandes and Senator Simpson were legislative champions for All Children's and USF St. Petersburg during the past Legislative Session. Senator Brandes was especially helpful in securing $2 million for All Children's to create a pediatric research zone, $10 million for USF St. Petersburg's College of Business construction, and an additional $1 million to further the infant family mental health collaboration between the two institutions.
All Children's and USF St. Petersburg each honored Senator Brandes for his work on these funding issues during session with commemorative plaques.