Buy this home, benefit charity
Lake Nona Golf & Country Club home sale will aid Nemours Children’s Hospital
ORLANDO, FLA. – In a market when home sellers are trying to get the most for their resale, one Lake Nona Golf & Country Club family plans to donate a portion of their home sale to charity.
The seller will make the donation to the Nemours Fund for Children’s Health, which supports important programs and services for children and families being cared for at the Nemours Children’s Hospital. The hospital will open to patients on October 22, just down the road from the luxury golf community. Nemours Children’s Hospital will provide best-in-class children’s health care, prevention and research to families in Central Florida with its 95-bed hospital and 60-acre fully integrated health campus in Lake Nona Medical City.
For homebuyers in the market for a residence with water and golf course views, the 4,950-square-foot Mediterranean-style home with a pool is perched on 1.3 acres between a conservation area and pond just steps from Lake Nona’s Tom Fazio-designed championship golf course.
Lake Nona members enjoy access to a wealth of amenities that include a year-round children’s program, 24-hour gated security, concierge services, a Bath & Racquet Club with fitness center, tennis facilities and a resort-style pool as well as a clubhouse with a formal dining area, grill room and lounge, well-appointed golf shop, conference room and an 18-room guest lodge. The residence is listed at $1,924,000. To learn more, visit http://www.lakenona.com/real-estate/9818-sloane-street-4950-sq-ft/.
“The community has seen an influx of health care professionals moving into the area and specifically into Lake Nona Golf & Country Club,” said Cathy Williams, Lake Nona Realty broker. “With this listing, you get a beautiful home and some of the finest amenities in one of Orlando’s most exclusive neighborhoods and the wonderful feeling of knowing you’re filling a real need right here in the Lake Nona community.”
But the family’s charitable incentive is more than a tactic to move their home off the market. The family has relied on Nemours’ services for several years.
They hope their charitable act will not only engage physicians, surgeons and hospital administrators who are relocating to Lake Nona Medical City to consider their residence during their home search, but also inspire generosity in other sellers and generate interest in the Nemours Foundation.
The homeowners have the backing of the Winter Park-based Edyth Bush Charitable Foundation, which recently awarded a $500,000 grant to the new Nemours Lake Nona hospital. The Edyth Bush Charitable Foundation has agreed to match the homeowners’ donation if the residence sells by August 31, 2012. The family will decide on the donation amount after their home sells.
The homeowner’s contribution will help fund Nemours KidsTRACK Care Coordination, a program that provides patient families access to a care coordinator who acts as a single point of contact to help set up doctors’ appointments, talk to insurance agencies and prepare patients and their families to return home by providing training on medicine.
KidsTRACK was also selected as the beneficiary of the grant funding from the Edyth Bush Charitable Foundation. Through a poll administered online and at Nemours clinics, Central Florida families were asked to vote on how the Edyth Bush grant should be used to enhance Nemours Children’s Hospital’s services.
“When someone in the Nemours ‘family’ steps forward with intentions such as this, it is deeply meaningful to us all,” said Kim Strong, director of development at Nemours Foundation. “In today’s world, people are finding many creative ways to support the charities they believe in. We at Nemours are proud to serve the healthcare needs of this family and plan to put the donation to great use in KidsTRACK.”
Celebrating its 25th anniversary, Lake Nona Golf & Country Club forms a cornerstone to Tavistock Group’s innovative 7,000-acre mixed-use Lake Nona development, which includes education, research and medical facilities, diverse workspaces and housing, retail centers and entertainment choices, trails, parks and recreational amenities.
“In today’s market, it’s not unusual for homeowners who are serious about selling their home to offer interesting incentives to engage buyers and get their home to stand out,” Williams said. “Hopefully, this will be the first of many sellers offering generous and relevant donations.”