Your Support Will Make a Difference

More than ever, philanthropy is critical to our future. We ask for your partnership and your generosity in our campaign to build the future of medical education at the University of Florida.

Naming opportunities can determine your legacy in perpetuity and guarantee excellence in medical education for generations to come.

Building for the Future

Our goal is to raise $45 million for the medical education building.

A significant contribution from Jim and Carole Free in November 2011 launched the College of Medicine’s plan to build a new, state-of-the-art medical education building. Jim Free, a member of the college’s inaugural class of 1960, and Carole Free requested the new medical education facility be named in honor of the College of Medicine’s founding dean, Dr. George T. Harrell. Several leadership gifts since then, combined with the Alumni Challenge gifts, have provided critical start-up funding, but more support is needed.

Please consider making your own leadership gift and help University of Florida medical students continue our proud practice of learning by caring.

The Gift of Scholarship

Our goal is to raise $7 million for scholarship support. A gift of $100,000 or more will endow a named scholarship.

Make a profound impact on the life and career of a UF medical student or resident. Endowed scholarship funds represent enduring legacies that make a UF medical education accessible and affordable for students whose dream of becoming a physician would often be out of reach without scholarship assistance.

Putting Your Name on Knowledge

Our goal is to raise $19 million in faculty endowed chairs and professorships.

Great universities are defined by great faculty. As faculty recruitment and retention become more challenging, only those universities and medical schools with a strong faculty endowment will be able to compete for the scientists, clinicians and educators with the greatest potential to innovate and inspire.

Success in building the UF College of Medicine’s faculty endowment will assure continued excellence in medical education, patient care and discovery.

A strong faculty endowment will also advance the university’s goal of becoming a top-10 public research institution. The state and the university committed a combined $150 million as part of UF Rising, a five-year initiative that includes hiring new faculty to help enhance existing programs with big-picture applications. The UF Foundation is supporting the preeminence plan with an $800 million fundraising campaign to upgrade facilities and add more than 100 new endowed professorships.

By providing the fuel for College of Medicine innovators to excel, you can help the university make life-saving discoveries while following the path to preeminence.

We are grateful for your consideration.