Anthony Acevedo is the newly elected Chairman of the Community Health Foundation. He has been a member of the foundation board for three years and now assumes the leadership role for the fundraising board of the non-profit healthcare organization, Community Health of South Florida, Inc. (CHI).
Acevedo will lead the foundation in raising funds for the construction of a new Children’s Crisis Center, the organization’s largest capital campaign to date. The planned 20 bed in-patient facility will provide for the nearly 800 children a year who suffer from severe psychological abuse.
“This is an exciting new opportunity and I am dedicated to the success of Community Health of South Florida, Inc.,” said Anthony Acevedo. “I am honored to lead the push to raise much needed funds for an organization that has been the safety net for millions of people. I believe access to high-quality, comprehensive healthcare is a right.”
Acevedo comes from an organization that prioritizes care. He is also currently the Executive Director and co-owner of Visiting Angels in Miami, founded in 2005. Visiting Angels is one of the nation’s leading senior care franchises in the country. He is also a devoted member of other local organizations such as most south Florida chambers and business associations, including Coral Gables, Palmetto Bay, Greater Kendall, Key Biscayne and Pinecrest. In fact, he is the current President of the Pinecrest Business Association.
“We are honored to have Mr. Acevedo at the helm of our fundraising efforts,” said Brodes H. Hartley, Jr., President/CEO of CHI. “He is well known in the community and passionate about CHI. I am confident he will help drive the push to raise money for the Children’s Crisis Center at CHI and other critical projects desperately needed by this community.”
Anthony has also volunteered for the events committee for Miami’s local Walk to End Alzheimer’s which raises funds for the Alzheimer’s Association for research on finding a cure. Visiting Angels Miami has been a local and national sponsor for the last several years for both the Alzheimer’s Association and Community Health of South Florida, Inc.
For more than 45 years, CHI has been providing medical care to the insured and uninsured. Many of those patients would otherwise go without doctor’s visits, medication and life-saving treatments. A significant percentage of CHI patients do not have the resources to pay for medical care. CHI is a neighborhood resource that gives and goes beyond the call of duty. Its comprehensive medical services offer a wide array of care under one roof: family medicine, pediatrics, OB/GYN, vision, radiology, pharmacy, dental, behavioral health, urgent care, transportation and much more.