About ICU baby

ICU baby is a non-profit organization that supports families with a baby in the NICU.

OUR MILESTONES

Baby icon - ICU baby

December 2014

The NICU Families Fund is established by Elizabeth Simonton and her husband Louis Freeman as a fiscal sponsorship fund of the Key Biscayne Community Foundation.

ICU baby Tote Bags

February 2015

Baptist Health System’s South Miami Hospital NICU Administration approves an initiative to provide NICU families with tote bags that contain essential NICU supplies.

Baptist South Miami Hospital - ICU baby

March 2015

The first event is held to benefit South Miami Hospital’s NICU families. The community support is overwhelming and the momentum to broaden the mission of the NICU Families Fund begins.

ICU baby team

May 2015

A team of women passionate about support for NICU families join Elizabeth to expand the NICU Families Fund. Nichole Aldrich serves as Co-Founder with Elizabeth and Leah GM Jayanetti and Ani Buraglia serve as Founding Board Members.

ICU baby

June 2015

The NICU Families Fund officially becomes ICU baby.

Parent-to-Parent Support

November 2015

ICU baby launches its Parent-to-Parent Support and NICU Pack Programs at South Miami Hospital.

ICU baby's Supper of Support

March 2016

ICU baby launches its Supper of Support at South Miami Hospital.

ICU baby's Raising the Stakes

April 2016

ICU baby has its first official fundraiser – Raising the Stakes

Holtz Children's Hospital at UM/Jackson Memorial Medical Center

November 2016

ICU baby launches its Parent-to-Parent Support and NICU Pack Programs at Holtz Children’s Hospital at UM/Jackson Memorial Medical Center.

ICU baby's Supper of Support

January 2017

ICU baby launches its Supper of Support at Holtz Children’s Hospital.

ICU baby's Transportation Assistance

August 2017

ICU baby’s Transportation Assistance Program is unveiled at Holtz Children’s Hospital.

A Night Under the Stars

October 2017

ICU baby introduces its signature fundraising event Celebration of Miracles – A Night Under the Stars.

ICU baby & Give Miami Day

November 2017

ICU baby launches its first Give Miami Day campaign and raises over $25,000 to support its programs.

ICU baby's Cuisine & Crafts

June 2018

The first Cuisine & Crafts event is held at Holtz Children’s Hospital.

ICU baby's Transportation Assistance

September 2018

The Transportation Assistance Program is launched at South Miami Hospital.

ICU baby's Employees

October 2018

ICU baby hires its first employee – Vanesa Salvo, as Volunteer Coordinator.

ICU baby on Give Miami Day

November 2018

ICU baby launches its Tiny Miracles Campaign for Give Miami Day and raises almost $45,000 to support its programs.

ICU read

January 2019

The ICU read Program is started in both hospitals.

ICU baby's Cuisine & Crafts

March 2019

Cuisine & Crafts becomes a permanent program at South Miami Hospital.

ICU baby's Havana Nights

May 2019

ICU baby has its second Celebration of Miracles event – Havana Nights.

ICU baby & Inspire305

May 2019

ICU baby wins Inspire 305 Trailblazer Award.

ICU baby

July 2019

ICU baby officially leaves the Key Biscayne Community Foundation to stand as an independent charitable organization.

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