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 2019 – June 2020

The following chart lists the Guild’s Gift Stop volunteers and the revenue each generated for the Guild through their volunteer hours by serving in the Gift Stop and on its Board of Directors from July 1, 2019 – June 30, 2020.

Volunteer $ Earned Volunteer $ Earned
Dodi Alexander $745 Cherrie Hughes $1,484
Linda Allegra $23,933 Deborah Jones $3,995
Pam Beck $841 Sharon Kosboth $3,443
Sandy Berger $3,232 Joanne Licht $6,257
Jenny Borchelt $1,891 Christine Riggs $13,701
Beverly DeKosky $1,660 Tina Rivkees $7,358
Elaine Edmunds $992 Deborah Rossi $195
Mary Lou Eitzman $304 Susan Rout $9,975
Mary Fossum $1,454 Kathryn Seagle $9,818
Suzi Graham $12,509 Beverly Smith $3,040
Susan Griiith $996 Nancy Upchurch $3,032
Kim Horsburgh $1,243 Caroline Yale $11,193