About the Sebastian Ferrero Foundation


The mission of the Sebastian Ferrero Foundation is to advocate and fundraise for continued advancements in facilities, patient safety and innovative programs dedicated to delivering integrated pediatric care for all children and their families.


What was founded by a small group in the wake of tragedy has quickly grown into a mission supported by many throughout the Gainesville community, North Florida region and the entire state of Florida advocating for significant improvements in pediatric health care.


The Sebastian Ferrero Foundation serves as a catalyst in the creation and advancement of the UF Health Shands Children’s Hospital project at the University of Florida. Together, we are committed to further improving and implementing patient safety initiatives through the Sebastian Ferrero Office of Clinical Quailty and Patient Safety at UF Health. To date, Sebastian Ferrero Foundation has donated over $3.7 million to the UF Health Shands Children’s Hospital project and is committed to supporting each phase of the project until completion.