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 2017 – 2018

Volunteer $ Earned Volunteer $ Earned
Karen Ache $86 Suzi Graham $12,218
Dodi Alexander $2,553 Marcia Greenspan $86
Linda Allegra $10,202 Joanne Licht $2,704
Beth Anderson $248 Shelley Melvin $190
Pam Beck $811 Galatia Ramphal $86
Sandy Berger $8,012 Christine Riggs $25,882
Jenny Borchelt $1,923 Tina Rivkees $10,542
Darlene Cappello $619 Susan Rout $13,840
Patty Carek $1,662 Kathryn Seagle $7,984
Kay Custard $2,068 Beverly Smith $2,823
Beverly DeKosky $1,508 Nancy Upchurch $40
Michelle Donnelly $72 Caroline Yale $10,774