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We Are Embarking on Major Upgrades Throughout Our Center

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Executie Director for the Wildlife Center of Southwest Florida, Pamela DeFouw accepts a check from the representative of the Atlanta Braves.
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Atlanta Braves Sponsorship

We are pleased to announce that the Major League Baseball team, the Atlanta Braves, has taken a huge step toward helping Southwest Florida's wildlife hospital, the Paul A. & Veronica H. Gross, Wildlife Center of Southwest Florida, by sponsoring one of the new and raptor habitat enclosures. 

The center is in the middle of some big changes. All in the name of advancing the capabilities of the center's ability to rehabilitate the ever-increasing number of our area's sick and injured wildlife. 

We would like to thank our community partners the Atlanta Braves for joining in our mission to save our native wildlife.

Platinum ($100,000 or more)

Andy & Karen Durette

Paul A. & Veronica H. Gross

The Estate of Joseph Hannon

Gold  ($50,000 to $99,999)

Jan Steber

Silver  ($25,000 to $49,999)

Louis & Cosette Kosiba

Sandi Raasch

The Community Foundation of

Sarasota County

The Martha Leiter & Nancey Streetman Fund

Bronze  ($10,000 to $24,999)

Lawrence Corl

David Fogg

Haydn Fusia & Angie Sutherland

Linda Kronholm

Barry & Pat Lawrence

David Schaefer

Richard  & Maureen Senecal

Melonie Smicklas

Brinton Smith

Plantation Golf & Country Club

Sustainer  ($5,000 to $9,999)

Mona Schonbrunn

The Tarr Charitable Family

The Atlanta Braves

Woodie Woodward

Paul & Eva Durette

Supporter  ($1,000 to $4,999)

Louise Lindh

First Horizon’s Bank

Thank You to Our Amazing Community Sponsorships for Helping Us Build the Future of Wildlife Rehabilitation
in Southwest Florida

In the Headlines:

The Suncoast Post

By: Sheri Nadelman, Author/Photographer

Published 5/23/2023

Venice Gondolier, Our Town Section

By: Kim Cool,  Our Town Editor

Published 5/24/2023

Venice Gondolier, Our Town Section

By: Kim Cool, Our Town Editor

Published 5/6/2023

By: Amber Pellicone, Communications Specialist, NextEra Energy/FPL

Published 3/30/2023

WTSP 10 Tampa Bay 

Author: Malique Rankin, Tim Burquest

Published: 3:31 PM EST November 30, 2022

Updated: 5:05 PM EST November 30, 2022

Wildlife Center of Southwest Florida's Gala Rescheduled for March 2023 to Shift Focus to Recovery Efforts from Hurricane Ian and the Myakka River flooding

Wildlife Center of Southwest Florida

By Christina Judd

Published October 10, 2022

The Sun


Published: October 4, 2022

Sarasota Herald Tribune

By: John Howell

Published: October 9, 2021

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