Ernestine Morgan is the President and CEO of Morton Plant Mease Health Care Foundation, an $100 million institution providing philanthropic support to the not-for-profit hospitals of Morton Plant Mease.
After several years as a small business owner and a community volunteer, Ernestine joined the Foundation in 2001 as the Special Events Coordinator and for nearly 16 years has been a key player in the success of the Foundation. Her roles at the Foundation have included Director of Corporate Giving, Director of Major Gifts, and V.P. of Development.
Community Service has been a passion for Ernestine for over 20 years. She is a a member of the Board of Directors for the Clearwater Chamber of Commerce and a past member of the Board of Directors for the Central Pinellas Chamber of Commerce. She is a Past Sustainer President of the Junior League of Clearwater/Dunedin and a Past President of the Junior League of Clearwater/Dunedin Foundation. She is also a WOW member of the Children’s Home Society- Silver Coffee Committee.
Ernestine received her Certified Fund Raising Executive (CFRE) designation in 2010. She is a member of the Association of Healthcare Philanthropy (AHP), where she has served as a member of the Conference Advisory Council and as Education Track Dean of Annual Giving and Major Gifts. Ernestine has been a speaker at several local organizations as well as AHP Regional, National and International Conferences.
For nearly 40 years, Morton Plant Mease Health Care Foundation has provided philanthropic support to the not-for-profit hospitals of Morton Plant Mease Health Care, including Morton Plant, Clearwater; Mease Dunedin; Mease Countryside, Safety Harbor and Morton Plant North Bay, New Port Richey. The close connection between the hospitals of Morton Plant Mease and their neighbors reveal a unique spirit of giving – a relationship characterized by people caring for the hospitals that care for them.