Mingzi Bian
Scholarship recipient Mingzi Bian.

People Helping People: The Planters Virtual Fall Luncheon

The Planters of Morton Plant Mease Health Care Foundation usually hold an in-person luncheon each year to honor recipients of the Lois Odence Scholarship. But this year, due to COVID-19, the event committee chose to go virtual and focus on honoring the scholarship recipients, all of them true health care heroes. The Virtual Fall Luncheon was held on Thursday, October 8, during which 13 scholarships of $2,500 each were awarded to nursing students at the hospitals of Morton Plant Mease. Thanks to the generosity of community and sponsors, the event raised over $68,000, and to date $270,000 has been given to deserving nursing students.

Scholarship recipient Phanio Late Lawson Hellu.
Event committee member Danielle Ciliento and her mother, Rita King, laid out an in-home buffet as they watched the virtual luncheon.
Event committee member Nancy Bomstein.