Spreading the Word — the Old-Fashioned Way
Scripps Florida Headquarters
How many stories do you hear in a day? With media coming at us from every direction — television, newspaper, radio, Internet, PDA... — the stories that stick with us are usually those that we hear from friends and family.
As the staff at Scripps Florida thought about how best to tell their stories, they realized they needed ambassadors. Thus, the Scripps Florida Council was born.
The Council was formed to attract volunteer leaders who will bring valuable networks of friends and a broad range of expertise to help Scripps Florida accelerate and enhance its results. By serving as ambassadors and advocates for Scripps Florida in their various business and social communities, Council members can extend the reach of staff and Trustees.
Businessman and philanthropist Chris T. Sullivan, chairman of OSI Restaurant Partners, Inc., which includes the Outback Steakhouse chain, and editor, publisher, and educator Leanna Landsmann, have been named co-chairs of the newly formed Scripps Florida Council. As co-chairs, they will help to recruit and lead a group of prominent individuals from various sectors who will assist the biomedical research facility in Jupiter seek support from others throughout the state and nation.
"Scripps Florida's research contribution to the betterment of human health can be limitless," Sullivan said on accepting the volunteer position. "But great science takes substantial support. I want to make sure Scripps Florida has the wherewithal to make the discoveries that lead to the new drugs and treatments to fight life-threatening diseases like cancer, stroke, Alzheimer's, diabetes, and addiction."
"We can make a difference in the lives of so many people, worldwide, by supporting the groundbreaking research that takes place within the laboratories of Scripps Florida," said Landsmann on joining the council leadership. "Cures and treatments for disease must be built on a foundation of biomedical research. That's what Scripps Florida does, perhaps better than any other institution, and all of us must support it."
In this difficult economic environment, telling Scripps Research's story pays ever-more-valuable dividends. You can help share Scripps Research's work with your network, and help carry Scripps Research's critical work across the finish line with a gift.