Giving: Ways to Give
Annual gifts are recurring gifts from alumni, parents, staff and many other sectors to financially support the University of Florida and its colleges/units, this effort is known as The Florida Fund. Yearly support is crucial to ensure the future success of the University as well as the Herbert Wertheim College of Engineering. There are several programs available for funding through the Florida Fund.
Gifts made online are imperative, as they ensure that students and faculty receive the necessary tools and resources to maintain Gator Engineering’s premier status.
Donors now have the option to set up recurring charges which can occur monthly, quarterly, semiannually or annually. To enroll, you can visit the online giving website or mail in a completed recurring charge form. There is a minimum of $10 per charge. A pre-notification email will be sent seven days prior to the date of each recurring transaction.
Cash and securities are the most common non-endowed gifts. These types of gifts can be made to fund countless items, including specific programs, scholarships, faculty support, libraries, equipment or overall support of the college.
Endowed gifts require a minimum gift of $30,000 and can be used in conjunction with the state matching program in order to meet the minimum. Such gifts are crucial to the college, as they provide departments and institutes financial support to attract and maintain elite faculty and students. While each endowed gift is different, some common uses include funding for Leadership Chairs, facilities, the Engineering Leadership and Innovation Institutes, graduate fellowships, lecture series, endowed professorships, research endowments and faculty support.
Planned giving refers to a variety of charitable arrangements whereby an individual commits a future contribution to the University of Florida while deriving certain present benefits from the gift. Visit UF’s Planned Giving website to learn more about the ways you can give a planned gift.
Corporate Matching Gifts
Find out your company’s charitable gift policy with UF, by visiting the UF Foundation’s Corporate Matching website. A matching gift from your employer can double or triple your contribution, so request a matching gift form from your corporation and return it signed and completed with your contribution.