Frank Morsani named Community Hero by Tampa Bay Lightning

Long-time friend and USF Health supporter Frank Morsani was honored recently by the Tampa Bay Lightning as a Community Hero for his tireless efforts and generosity in the local community.

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He was spotlighted and honored at the team’s April 14 game and presented with a check for $50,000 from the Lightning Foundation and the Lightning Community Heroes program. The check was made out to the Judeo Christian Health Clinic, Morsani’s charity of choice for receiving the donation. For more than 20 years, many USF Health faculty have volunteered their time and students conduct clinic rotations, clerkships and family medicine electives at the Judeo Christian Clinic, which offers health care to Tampa area residents who are uninsured and can’t afford to pay for care. Last year, the Clinic saw more than 40,000 patient visits.

Carol and Frank Morsani have supported many areas at USF, including providing the $20 million gift that named the USF Health Morsani College of Medicine.

The Lightning Community Heroes program was started by Jeff and Penny Vinik in the 2011-12 hockey season and has since provided more than $11.5 million to local non-profits organizations.