The Sands Family Foundation and Constellation Brands have made another
joint $1 million gift to
Keeping the Promise…The Campaign for Boca Raton Regional Hospital. The Sands’ latest generosity brings the
Keeping the Promise total raised to more than $236 million toward its goal of $250 million,
including 45 donors who have given seven and eight-figure gifts.
“There is no greater endorsement for our vision, mission, and strategic
plans than donors who make multiple gifts to the same capital campaign,”
said Lincoln Mendez, CEO of Boca Raton Regional Hospital, part of Baptist
Health. “The Sands Family Foundation and Constellation Brands have
quickly become steady and resolved Boca Regional family members, and we
are extremely fortunate Rob Sands shares his knowledge and leadership
as a trustee on our Foundation Board. We could not be more grateful for
The Sands’ generosity has been recognized by naming a Hybrid Operating
Suite, a part of the Christine E. Lynn Heart & Vascular Institute
in the new Marilyn and Stanley Barry Center for Surgical Services.
Rob Sands is executive chair of Constellation Brands, a leading total beverage
alcohol company founded in Canandaigua, New York, the family’s hometown.
He joined the company in 1986 and served as its CEO from 2007 until 2019.
In his current role, he is responsible for providing strategic leadership,
working with the board of directors and the chief executive officer to
establish long-range goals, strategies, plans and policies. He is a proud
graduate of the Elisabeth Haub School of Law at Pace University in New
York and has recently been named chair of the school’s Board of Trustees.
The Sands Family Foundation has been extraordinarily philanthropic and
is an active supporter in the areas of healthcare, education and the arts.
For many years, Rochester, New York and the Finger Lakes have felt the
positive impact of their presence.
In Boca Raton, Mr. Sands has been an active and committed trustee on the
Boca Raton Regional Hospital Foundation Board. The Sands Family Foundation
and Constellation Brands have been tournament sponsors for the annual
golf outing for the past three years, and also underwrote the 2019 inaugural
Glow Red Golf Tournament to benefit the Christine E. Lynn Heart &
Vascular Institute. Rob and his wife Pamela have chosen to focus their
philanthropic pursuits in Boca Raton largely on healthcare. This is rooted
in their belief that a healthy population is the backbone of a vibrant
“Rob and Pamela believe strongly in making a difference in their
communities, and are deeply committed to the future of healthcare in Boca
Raton and the region,” said Stan Barry, chairman of the Boca Raton
Regional Hospital Foundation and co-chair of the
Keeping the Promise campaign. “Members of their family have utilized the hospital over
time and have demonstrated their gratitude for their care with significant
generosity. We cannot express enough thanks for their partnership with
The $250 million
Keeping the Promise campaign is the largest campaign in the hospital’s history. It is
supporting the most ambitious period of growth and expansion for Boca
Raton Regional Hospital. The campus redevelopment plans include at the
centerpiece, the new Gloria Drummond Patient Tower where patients will
be welcomed in the inviting new Louis B. and Anne W. Green Lobby with
plans for retail, dining, meeting space, a sanctuary and other conveniences
for visitors. The new tower features all new surgical suites and all private
patient rooms exceeding the latest safety standards for patient care.
An expansion of the Marcus Neuroscience Institute is underway with an
emphasis on neurovascular/stroke, central nervous system and epilepsy/seizure
In the current hospital building, all existing rooms will be converted
to private in a comprehensive renovation of all patient units. The 972-car
Schmidt Family Parking Facility will be connected to the main hospital
once construction is complete. Also included in the plans is the new Toby
and Leon Cooperman Medical Arts Pavilion, to be located across the street
from the hospital with an outpatient surgery center, physician offices
and additional parking. These investments are the initial steps toward
an even broader vision for the campus with greater access points and even