After 60 years, the Guild has given away almost $1.9 million to fund grants, scholarships, awards, projects, gifts, and an endowment. Our Bylaws require that 100% of the money that we give is used for its intention.
← Click on a philanthropy to the left to find out more about it.
Giving from 1968 – April 30, 2020:
Special Projects Grants: $690,157
College of Medicine Awards and Scholarships: $551,295
Continuing Projects: $328,780
Large Gifts Commemorating Our 50th and 60th Anniversaries: $300,000
Our most significant fundraiser is volunteering at the Gift Stop. In the fall, the Guild, a founding partner of the Gift Stop, receives an annual disbursement based on the number of hours Medical Guild members volunteer in the shops and on the Gift Stop’s Board of Directors. These funds are allocated for eventual philanthropies for the J. Hillis Miller Health Science Center, specifically, Shands Teaching Hospitals and Clinics, Inc. and the UF College of Medicine.
Other philanthropies are financed through internal fundraising or gifts to the UF Medical Guild. This allows us to provide grants for the community. The Guild has three categories of annual philanthropies: Continuing Projects, Special Projects, and Special Gifts. The more money the Guild raises, the more money there is to fund these. Your volunteering or gift giving translates into a real return on your investment.
The more money the Guild raises, the more money there is to fund these and other innovative and worthwhile endeavors. The Guild takes pride in keeping operational expenses to a minimum so that 100% of the funds earned by our volunteering or gift-giving go towards our philanthropic pursuits.
Thank you for your generosity!