Dr. Phillips Charities
Our story's 100 years in the making.
Two nonprofit, philanthropic organizations make up Dr. Phillips Charities: Dr. Phillips Inc. and The Dr. P. Phillips Foundation. They manage and generate revenue from real estate and investment holdings to sustain Dr. Phillips Charities—letting us honor the Phillips family’s legacy of supporting the arts and humanities.
As an especially fitting tribute, Dr. Phillips Center for the Performing Arts continues to inspire artists and the community alike.
About Dr. Philip Phillips
After moving to Central Florida in 1894, Dr. P. Phillips became synonymous with Orlando’s forward momentum. He established the world’s largest citrus operation, led the development of Orange County’s first industrial park and designed the area’s first planned residential community.
Dr. and Mrs. Phillips’ own residence even foreshadowed the arts center’s inception. Their Lake Lucerne home in downtown Orlando regularly saw its share of performances by world-renowned artists. Before long, the pastime transformed into a true society event.
And Dr. Phillips’ mission has endured since then: building a place where people can thrive—a place where they can live, work and play.
You can learn more about the Phillips family on the Dr. Phillips Charities website.