Three Decades of Support

January 25, 2019

he Bert W. Martin Foundation has been a part of the Orlando Health Foundation family since 1988.

The Foundation’s recent gift brought the family’s support to more than $8 million over three decades.


The Bert W. Martin Foundation recently gave a $500,000 gift to the Burn Center at Orlando Health Orlando Regional Medical Center (ORMC) continuing their long-time support of ORMC, and Orlando Health Arnold Palmer Hospital for Children.

After Bert’s daughter Wynee Warden built a friendship with Arnold Palmer, Wynee, and the family foundation – along with her sons Andy, Chandler, and the late Bert Warden – joined with Orlando Health Arnold Palmer on several initiatives benefitting emergency room and trauma care, pediatric sports medicine, heart care and cancer research. This support included the funds used to build the Playworks Playground, the family’s first donation to the hospital, and Bert Martin’s Champions for Children Emergency Department & Trauma Center, a 23,500 square-foot facility that provides the capability to treat 60,000 pediatric patients a year.

Today, in addition to continued philanthropic support from the family’s foundation, Andy Warden serves on the Board of Directors of the Orlando Health Foundation.

The Bert W. Martin Foundation has been a part of the Orlando Health Foundation family since 1988. The Foundation’s recent gift brought the family’s support to more than $8 million over three decades.

A connection to the Burn Center started in an unexpected and unfortunate way when Andy’s daughter Kala (pictured here with Andy and mom Diana) experienced serious burns after her blouse caught on fire while she was cooking. Kala was living in Washington, DC at the time and was treated in the area, but through the experience, her family learned first-hand the importance of having access to a Burn Center verified by the American Burn Association and the American College of Surgeons.