GAINESVILLE, Fla., Oct. 31, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- The Sebastian Ferrero Foundation's Noche de Gala 2013 Tampa Regional Co-Chairs, Charlie and Linda Brink, founders of The Brink Foundation, announced a surprise $1 million donation on stage at the sixth annual Noche de Gala on Saturday, October 26. The monumental match donation was made in honor of the Pritchett Family's $1 million donation in memory of Marvin H. Pritchett.
"We are incredibly moved and energized to have the Brink Family support the Sebastian Ferrero Foundation with an extraordinary $1 million donation. Charlie and Linda are proven philanthropic leaders and we are so grateful and fortunate to have their support," said Horst Ferrero, founder and president, Sebastian Ferrero Foundation. "With passionate children's advocates and philanthropists like the Brinks and the Pritchett Family, we will continue transforming pediatric health care in our region and advancing the UF Health Shands Children's Hospital project."
Charlie and Linda Brink are the founders of The Brink Foundation, a private family foundation based in Tampa, Florida. Established in 2008 to promote Social Justice and Equality, the Foundation funds organizations and programs that deliver measurable improvements in academic achievement, economic empowerment, humanitarian assistance and civic engagement. "We are proud to support the Sebastian Ferrero Foundation, an honorable organization committed to transforming pediatric healthcare and improving patient safety for all children and their families," said Charlie and Linda Brink.
The Sebastian Ferrero Foundation's sixth annual Noche de Gala was held on the spectacular grounds of Besilu Collection in Micanopy, Florida and generated record-breaking support totaling $3 million. To learn more and get involved, visit www.SebastianFerrero.org.
About Sebastian Ferrero Foundation:
The Sebastian Ferrero Foundation was created by Horst and Luisa Ferrero in November 2007 to honor and endure the memory of their happy and healthy three-year-old son, Sebastian, who died in October 2007 as a result of a series of preventable medical errors in Gainesville, Florida. The mission of the Sebastian Ferrero Foundation is to advocate and fundraise for a state-of-the-art, full service children's hospital in Gainesville, Florida while promoting excellence in patient safety and insuring that all families are treated with compassion, courtesy and dignity. For more, visit www.SebastianFerrero.org.
SOURCE Sebastian Ferrero Foundation