About The Community Foundation
The LifeSouth Community Foundation inspires the next generation of blood donors through education initiatives. We educate K-12 students about the science of blood and the community responsibility of donating and provide support to schools which host blood drives. The Foundation also awards scholarships to high school students who demonstrate outstanding advocacy for blood donation. We create the next Donation Generation!
The LifeSouth Community Foundation was created in 2011 to raise awareness about the need for blood donation in the communities we serve.
Donation Generation K-12 Curriculum
This curriculum educates school-aged children on the science behind donation through hands-on interactive elements as well as the social responsibility of donation.
LifeSouth 5K and Party in the Plaza
Our annual 5K & Fun Run in Gainesville, Florida that raises awareness for the need for blood donation.
High School Grant & Scholarship Program
The goal of the Kids Marathon is to promote good health and physical fitness by giving kids the opportunity to run or walk an entire 26.2 miles, just like marathoners.
LifeSouth’s Youth Grant Program
LifeSouth’s Youth Grant Program supports non-profit youth organizations in the community by providing reimbursement to those programs that host blood drives and recruit blood donors. The program helps educate youth about the importance of blood donation and provide lifesaving blood components to patients in the community.
Board of Directors
Kimberly E. Kinsell
President & CEO
LifeSouth Community Blood Centers, Inc.
BBI Construction Management
Ronald Spitznagel, EdD
Consultant and Expert Witness
LifeSouth Community Blood Centers
Homewood City Schools
Folds & Walker, LLC
St. Augustine, Florida
Dr. Katherine Laurenzano
Malcom Randall VA Hospital
Citrus County School Board
Beverly Hills, Florida