About Richard and Barbara

Richard Schmidt has led a full, extraordinary life. His various pursuits and achievements include accountant, professor of accounting, developer, pilot, sailor, and author. He is also the immediate past Chair of the Hospital Board of Trustees. His wife, Barbara, has served in leadership roles for numerous Boca Raton Regional Hospital committees. In addition, her “Peaceful Mind Peaceful Life” initiative offers workshops on wellness and inner peace at Boca Regional and other locations. Great pride is attached to all these activities, but one of their most rewarding roles involves philanthropy. Both have been powerful advocates for the Hospital through their Schmidt Family Foundation, gifting the Schmidt Family Center for Breast Cancer and the Schmidt Family Pavilion at the Marcus Neuroscience Institute, among others. Now they have made an extraordinary gift to the Keeping the Promise capital campaign to fund a much needed parking garage.

Thank you, Richard and Barbara, for your gifts today and through the years…gifts of time, talent, resources, and boundless energy on behalf of the Hospital.

Richard and Barbara Schmidt

“Barbara and I know the value of philanthropy, of giving back, of helping others. My father laid the foundation for me years ago by literally leaving all his money to charity and founding the Schmidt Family Foundation. He spent half his life making a fortune and the other half giving it away. Barbara actually co-founded Ronald McDonald Children's Charities of South Florida years ago and works tirelessly at the hospital today. There is no greater reward than helping to improve the lives of others.”

-Richard and Barbara Schmidt
Thank you Richard and Barbara Schmidt for your extraordinary gift toward the future of Boca Raton Regional Hospital!