Sunrise Hospital and Medical Center and Sunrise Children’s Hospital announce today that the Kids Foundation of Sunrise Children’s Hospital is the recipient of a cash donation from the Injured Police Officers Fund (IPOF). The gift is one of several presented in an unprecedented act of charitable giving. The Kids Foundation of Sunrise Children’s Hospital is a component fund of the Nevada Community Foundation.
Kids Foundation of Sunrise Children’s Hospital was among 27 agencies receiving cash gifts – all a part of a “pay it forward” gesture. Generating cash from the sale of a 2007 Ford Shelby GT500 Super Snake donated last October by Barrett Jackson’s President Steve Davis, IPOF immediately became the receiving charity when the car sold in live auction. Barret Jackson donated the vehicle to the Injured Police Officers Fund because the charity pledged to give some of the proceeds to agencies and organizations serving as first responders. Jeff and Paulette Carpoff made the winning bid at the annual Barrett-Jackson auction on October 21, 2017.
“We have spent the last six (6) months selecting worthy organizations as the recipients of this generous, and much appreciated donation,” said Lieutenant Erik Lloyd, president of the Injured Police Officers Fund. “There are so many deserving first responder organizations and we made every effort to donate to those in our community that are on the frontlines of law enforcement, rescue and safety in Nevada.”
In acknowledging the gift, CEO of Sunrise Hospital and Medical Center, Todd P. Sklamberg, said, “We are fully committed to being excellent stewards of this amazing goodwill gift by the Injured Police Officers Fund. We are honored to stand side-by-side with all first responders as members of a community dedicated to healing.”