LIR 2021!

The 25th Annual Lady in Red Ball for women will be February 13, 2021. Tickets go on sale December 1, 2020. Last year tickets sold out quickly, so if you don't want to miss our biggest fundraiser of the year, check back on December 1st to purchase your ticket.

Thank You!

Many thanks to author Alison R. Solomon for fundraising for SPHF during the launch of her new book, Before She Left, in the Gulfport Mystery Series. More than $400 was raised to support our work. Her book can be purchased on Amazon.

Self-Defense Success

14 women met the challenge to learn self-defense techniques at the COBRA training in St. Petersburg. All enjoyed practicing the techniques & learning simple things to do if necessary. Thanks to our Board member, Becky, for organizing.

Visit us at St. Pete Pride!

Look for the Sonia Plotnick Health Fund booth at this year's St. Pete Pride Festival on Sunday, June 24th! Come learn more about the Fund, meet our Board members, and learn how to be involved in improving the health of women in the Tampa Bay area. We'll also have games to enter for fabulous prizes.

SPHF Once Again Receives GMA Grant

SPHF is pleased to announce the Gulfport Merchants Association has awarded a grant to us to further our mission. Three local charities were awarded grants in this funding cycle based on services that they provide to our community. Volunteers from SPHF donate their time to GMA events such as the Gecko Ball and Gecko Fest

New Happenings at SPHF

SPHF is pleased to announce the addition of three new members to the Board of Directors: Mandy Bottke, Christa Fairbrother, and Lisa Welch. Each bring a history of advocacy for women's issues and a wealth of knowledge about women's healthcare needs. Please see their biographies on our Board Of Directors page located here. In April, Karen Lyndel stepped down as Chair

Fund creates St. Pete College scholarship

(originally published in the Gabber weekly newspaper on May 10, 2017) For 20 years, the local Sonia Plotnick Health Fund has been assisting area women with healthcare-related grants. Now they are partnering with St. Petersburg College (SPC) to offer their first academic scholarship. “It’s exciting and an opportunity for us to create our own legacy