Alumni Reunion Challenge


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2019 Alumni Reunion Challenge

The UF Herbert Wertheim College of Engineering’s Alumni Reunion Challenge focuses on supporting a key initiative that helps Power the New Engineer to Transform the Future.

Your gift will support experiential learning activities that build valuable problem solving and team building skills and enhance student engineering knowledge.


Dr. Gary Miller ’77 has generously committed funds to provide a dollar-for-dollar match of alumni contributions to the college up to $50,000. For every dollar you give during the 12 days from October 29 through November 9, Dr. Miller’s match will double the impact of your gift.

“UF has given me an incredible engineering education that not only helped me build my career, but has continued to allow me to touch many others through a myriad of mentoring opportunities. Now I want to see our next generation of New Engineers go further! I am incredibly proud to take up the 2019 Reunion Challenge, and I invite all my alumni friends to join me in supporting our students to Go Greater with Engineering Experiential Learning. See you at the Reunion Tailgate!”


Join the Alumni Reunion Challenge to raise $50,000 in just 12 days. Every gift will be matched dollar-for-dollar by Dr. Gary Miller ’77 and is used to provide engineering students with experiential learning opportunities. Experiential learning that places an emphasis on team-based learning, hands-on projects, student-organized competitions, internships and externships in order to develop leadership and innovation skills is proven to boost education outcomes, not to mention giving students a head start in their career.


  • RSVP to the Reunion: Make a gift during registration for the reunion. This can be done before or during the challenge period.
  • Make a Gift Online: If you’re unable to attend the Alumni Reunion this year, you can make a gift online. 

Many employers also have matching gift programs and will match any charitable contributions made by their employees. Find out if your company qualifies. 

Gifts of $100 or more will count toward the SEC Engineering Challenge

Questions? Contact Michelle Hagan, Development Coordinator, at or 352-294-7946.