The Gift Stop

The Gift Stop logo

The Gift Stop’s mission is to provide caring service to patients, visitors, faculty, staff, students, and volunteers with all proceeds to benefit UF Health and the University of Florida Academic Health Science Center. Since its formation in 1980 as a nonprofit corporation by the Medical Guild and other founding partners, the Gift Stop has generated and distributed over $2.9 million dollars in net profits for these partners. The Guild’s share of the profits is directly related to the number of hours Medical Guild members volunteer in the shops and serve on its Board of Directors.  These profits allow the Guild to fund the following UF Health projects:

Awards, Endowments, and Scholarships  *  Special Project Grants (UF Health only)  *  Continuing Projects  *  Special Gifts

In 2013, the Board of Directors contracted Lori’s Gifts, Inc. to direct daily shop operations.  The store inventory includes an ever-changing array of unique gifts, including Gator items, flowers, balloons, snacks, jewelry, and everyday necessities.  In December 2017, our third shop opened at the UF Health Heart & Vascular hospital.


New Gift Stop Dec 2017 edit


Volunteers have played essential roles in the daily operations and policy setting from the first day the shop doors opened in 1980.  Today, as then, volunteer hours translate into our share of the annual net profit

More volunteer hours = larger share of the profits

Gift Stop Flowchart

To find out information about volunteering, click here to contact Susan Graham


Volunteer Dollars Earned From July 2018 – 2019

Volunteer $ Earned Volunteer $ Earned
Karen Ache $72 Kim Horsburgh $3,222
Dodi Alexander $2,111 Deborah Jones $1,856
Linda Allegra $26,581 Sharon Kosboth $887
Pam Beck $1,958 Joanne Licht $4,366
Sandy Berger $5,211 Shelley Melvin $83
Jenny Borchelt $3,091 Galatia Ramphal $133
Darlene Cappello $562 Christine Riggs $19,969
Patty Carek $3,429 Tina Rivkees $9,271
Cecelia Caton $180 Susan Rout $9,735
Beverly DeKosky $1,854 Kathryn Seagle $12,382
Michelle Donnelly $66 Beverly Smith $4,048
Sue Gaitner $66 Nancy Upchurch $4,920
Suzi Graham $14,310 Caroline Yale $16,159