Fortin Foundation Donates $1 Million To Quantum House

The Fortin Foundation of Florida has donated $1 million to Quantum House’s Welcome Home capital campaign to build a 20-room addition to its existing residence, bringing the total number of rooms to 30.

The donation will underwrite the new north wing of the nonprofit facility, which provides a home-like environment for families whose children are receiving treatment in Palm Beach County for a serious medical condition. The increase will allow the house to serve 250 to 300 more families annually.

“Quantum House is an important resource in our community that provides a real sense of comfort and support to families when they need it most,” said Lesly Smith, president of the Fortin Foundation of Florida. “Everyone deserves a warm place to call home, and it is our honor to contribute to Quantum House’s growth and development so that more families can benefit from its services.”

Over the last 50 years, the Fortin Foundation of Florida has allocated more than $30 million to causes dedicated to improving lives and building strong communities, with a special focus on child care and education.

The $5 million Welcome Home campaign will fund the design and construction of the nearly 17,000-square-foot addition to the existing building. Under the direction of campaign chairs Cathy and Jack Flagg, more than $3 million has been raised to date, including $500,000 from Helen and Richard Fowler and $250,000 from St. Mary’s Medical Center.

For more information about the campaign, call Quantum House Executive Director Roberta Jurney at (561) 494-0515.