Cypress Cove at HealthPark Florida has received an endowed gift for establishment of the Betty Haskell Scholarship fund.
The scholarship fund, part of a flourishing staff scholarship program that began 18 months ago, has been established to honor former Cypress Cove resident Betty Haskell who with her husband Frank and their family have been highly active in Southwest Florida philanthropic efforts. Betty, married for 65 years to Frank, passed away in September.
In 1995 following their 36-year-old daughter’s death from breast cancer, the Haskell’s dedicated their lives to fighting cancer by creating The Barbara’s Friends Golisano Children’s Hospital Cancer Fund. Betty and Frank’s philanthropy have included many other important and needy causes including gifting to Cypress Cove’s building of its assisted living memory care facility, The Cottage at Cypress Cove.
“The Betty Haskell Scholarship Fund,” notes Cypress Cove Philanthropy Specialist Z. Allen Abbott , Ph.D., “is a continued extension of efforts by Cypress Cove to assist an employee’s pursuit for advanced educational studies. Scholarship awards to staff are a way of easing some of their financial burden. Betty Haskell’s influence on future generations (through educational assistance) will have ripple effects for good.”
Abbott says that individuals interested in donating to the Betty Haskell Endowed Scholarship Fund do so by inquiring through the Life Plan community’s Office of Philanthropy at 239-415-5100.