– Andy Gottlieb has dedicated most of his life to helping children in need. In fact, the retired tax accountant is also a certified Broward County teacher who volunteers with the Special Olympics and is a specialized coach in aquatics, basketball and bowling. Also, since 1999, Andy Gottlieb has wholeheartedly and generously supported Florida-based 501(c)(3) charity Kids Wish Network and their programs through the Arnold and Joy Gottlieb Family Foundation, for which he is a trustee.
For the past three years, Andy, through the Arnold and Joy Gottlieb Family Foundation, has supported Kids Wish Network’s Hero of the Month and Holiday of Hope Gift Bank programs at both Chris Evert Children’s Hospital in Ft. Lauderdale and the Children’s Hospital of Southwest Florida in Ft. Myers. Just recently, Andy also added Joe DiMaggio Children’s Hospital in Hollywood, Florida to his list of sponsored facilities and is currently looking into sponsoring other specialized pediatric care facilities and programs for which to sponsor through Kids Wish Network.
In addition to sponsoring the three hospitals, Andy Gottlieb also volunteers his time for the Holiday of Hope events that occur at the hospitals to celebrate the donations of toys they receive through Kids Wish Network’s Holiday of Hope Gift Bank program. For the past three years, nurses, Child Life Specialists and, of course, the children themselves have enjoyed Andy’s presence at the little parties they throw just as much as he has enjoyed being a part of their celebrations.
Anna Lanzatella, Chief Financial Officer and Director of Development for Kids Wish Network, said, “Words cannot express my true appreciation for all the support the Arnold & Joy Gottlieb Family Foundation have provided to Kids Wish Network throughout the years. We are especially grateful to Andy Gottlieb. He truly is our Guardian Angel and we are so grateful to have his support.”
Because of his heartfelt dedication to helping children in need, Andy was elected onto Kids Wish Network’s Board of Directors at their most recent board meeting, a position most suited for someone as kind and helpful as Andy Gottlieb truly is.
For more information on Kids Wish Network’s unique programs, please visit their website at www.kidswishnetwork.org. If you know of a hospital that could benefit from its Hero of the Month or Gift Bank programs, please call 727- 937-3600 or toll free at 888-918-9004.
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