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2011 Press Releases
Morton Plant Mease Foundation President Receives Highest Professional Award for Health Care Fundraising

CLEARWATER, Fla., (October  24, 2011) – Morton Plant Mease Foundation President Holly Duncan, M.A, CFRE, is usually behind the scenes when it comes to philanthropic work and fundraising events but now is in the spotlight for her major efforts. Duncan recently received the Harold J. (Si) Seymour International Award from the Association for Healthcare Philanthropy for distinguished leadership whose career reflects exemplary standards of excellence in fostering philanthropy and volunteerism.

“Holly represents the highest qualities of professionalism as the president and chief executive officer for the Morton Plant Mease Foundation,” said Glenn Waters, Morton Plant Mease Health Care president. “We have appreciated her 15 years of hard work, creative efforts, dedication and leadership to our health system.”

Previously, Duncan served as vice president for development at both the Florida Aquarium and Ruth Eckerd Hall. She also was director of major gifts at Eckerd College and director of development at Lowry Park Zoo and the Florida Orchestra. Her development career has spanned over three decades raising more than $250 million for nonprofit organizations in the Tampa Bay area. 

The Association for Healthcare Philanthropy’s Si Seymour Award honors the memory of a trailblazer in the world of philanthropy. Harold J. Seymour’s career spanned a half-century of work on behalf of the National War Fund during World War II, Harvard University, health organizations, youth and educational groups and numerous community service projects.   

The Morton Plant Mease Foundation was established in 1977 and provides philanthropic support to Morton Plant, Morton Plant North Bay, Mease Countryside and Mease Dunedin hospitals.

About Morton Plant Mease

Nationally recognized for health care excellence, Morton Plant Mease Health Care is dedicated to providing community owned health care services that set the standard for high-quality, compassionate care. Morton Plant Mease Health Care is comprised of the following hospitals – Morton Plant, Clearwater; Mease Dunedin, Dunedin; Mease Countryside, Safety Harbor and Morton Plant North Bay, New Port Richey.

About BayCare Health System

BayCare Health System is a leading community-based health system in the Tampa Bay area. Composed of a network of 10 not-for-profit hospitals, outpatient facilities and services such as imaging, lab, behavioral health and home health care, BayCare provides expert medical care throughout a patient’s lifetime. With more than 200 access points conveniently located throughout Tampa Bay, BayCare connects patients to a complete range of preventive, diagnostic and treatment services for any health care need. 

BayCare’s family of hospitals are: Mease Countryside, Mease Dunedin, Morton Plant, Morton Plant North Bay, St. Anthony’s, St. Joseph’s, St. Joseph’s Children’s, St. Joseph’s Hospital-North, St. Joseph’s Women’s, and South Florida Baptist. For more information, visit BayCare on the Web at



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