Longstanding members of Dr. Phillips’ boards retire

The two members are on the boards of Dr. Phillips Inc. and The Dr. P. Phillips Foundation.

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Dr. Phillips Charities, one of Central Florida’s largest grant-making organizations, has announced two members of the board of directors for both Dr. Phillips Inc. and The Dr. P. Phillips Foundation, Jim Ferber and Harvey Burnett, have retired from the board and have been elected as board members emeriti.

“We are eternally grateful to both Jim and Harvey for the many years of service,” said Ken Robinson, president of Dr. Phillips Inc. “Both of these men devoted not only a tremendous amount of their time to our community, but they also were intricately involved in some of the most impactful grant-making that will have a lasting impact on generations of Central Floridians.”

Ferber served as a board member of Dr. Phillips Charities since 2003 and chairman of the Dr. Phillips Charities’ boards of directors from 2015 until recently.

He has been involved in the granting of several legendary gifts helping transform the Central Florida community — namely the Dr. Phillips Center for Performing Arts, Dr. Phillips Hospital, Harbor Chase of Dr. Phillips, The YMCA of Central Florida, University of Central Florida, Advent Health, Dr. Phillips Leadership Award and many other non-profit agencies.

Burnett was born and raised in Central Florida, attending both Valencia Community College and Rollins College.

In 2017, after 30 years, he retired as vice president of operations from Dr. Phillips Inc. He also served in a variety of roles on the Dr. Phillips Inc. and The Dr. P. Phillips Foundation boards including director, secretary and assistant treasurer for 27 years.


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