On November 13, 2018, local philanthropists were honored and celebrated at the 8th annual National Philanthropy Day® luncheon hosted by the Nature Coast Chapter of the Association of Fundraising Professionals (AFP). The PHSC Foundation nominated the Duke Energy Foundation, which was selected as the Philanthropic Corporation of the Year.

The Duke Energy Foundation invests over $30 million annually to support the needs of the communities where its customers live and work. “We are thrilled the AFP selected one of our nominees for this recognition. This is the second consecutive year the Duke Energy Foundation has funded their annual scholarship to assist as many as 30 first generation in college students at PHSC,” said Lisa Richardson, Ed.D., PHSC associate vice president of alumni and college relations/executive director of the foundation.

WREC (Withlacoochee River Electric Cooperative) Educational Foundation, Inc., Hernando County Sheriff’s Charities, Inc., and Make a Difference also were nominated by the PHSC Foundation in recognition of their continued support and philanthropic efforts throughout the community.

The PHSC Foundation is governed by a volunteer board from Pasco and Hernando counties. Established in 1975, the PHSC Foundation, Inc. supports scholarships, health programs, faculty and staff development, campus libraries, lectures and other cultural events. With more than $50 million in net assets, the foundation also funds nearly 1,000 scholarships annually to deserving Pasco and Hernando county students. For more information about the PHSC Foundation, please contact foundation@phsc.edu or 727-816-3410.