In 2013 Americans donated over $298 billion to charity. In 2017 that number had increased to $410 billion. Are you part of the giving trend? Here is just one of many reasons to consider making a donation to a worthy cause like UF Health The Villages® Hospital Auxiliary Foundation. Donating your money or time may not seem like much but, if your donation is joined with others, it becomes something much bigger. Your donation could help provide life-saving equipment, future hospital expansions, or nursing scholarships to educate future nurses. Please consider a donation via one of the ways listed below.
The Coronavirus (Covid 19) has swept the world and created a shortage of Personal Protective Equipment (PPE). The stockpiles of federal, state, and local governments have been depleted and hospitals are facing a shortage of gowns, gloves, face shields and face masks, respirators, hand sanitizers, thermometers and other equipment. UF Health The Villages® Hospital Auxiliary Foundation has established a Pandemic Preparedness Fund. Donations to this fund will help to provide necessary PPE for your hospital. Click below for more information regarding tax treatment for donations made under the CARES Act and for instructions to donate.
Hearts for our Healthcare Heroes
It's not only the doctors, nurses, technicians and technologists who are on the frontline of caring for those in our community during this coronavirus outbreak. It's also those who prepare the meals, clean our facilities, and ensure that medical equipment is functioning. All of these people provide help and hope when we are at our most vulnerable.
Just click on the "Donate Now" button above or see the contact information below to request details about our Tree of Life and Love Perpetual Gift Opportunity. There are gift and pledge levels from $250 to $100,000.
You can make an impact by giving to UF Health The Villages® Hospital Auxiliary Foundation to help us uphold our mission to raise funds and create awareness of the services which our hospital provides to maintain and improve the quality of patient care. Gifts of stock and other appreciated assets and gifts from your IRA are powerful ways to give big and give smart. You made a great investment decision; now you can make a powerful charitable decision. With these contributions, you not only benefit from regular tax savings but can also avoid capital gains taxes on qualified assets given for charitable use. Please be sure to check with your legal and/or financial advisor before proceeding with any gift.
Corporate matching funds
Some companies financially match donations that their employees make to nonprofit organizations. Current statistics show that a majority of match-eligible donors do not know if their company offers a matching gift program. Companies usually match donations at a 1:1 ratio but some match at a 2:1, 3:1 or even a 4:1 ratio. Ask your employer if they participate in such a program. If they do, they can provide a matching form for you to complete and your donation could be doubled or even tripled.
We thank our team members for their generosity. Over 250 UF Health Central Florida team members contribute nearly $15,000 annually to our Foundation. They know that money we receive is used to maintain and improve the quality of patient care at our hospital. In order to begin giving, please contact the Human Resources Department for further information.
At the end of 2016, after 3 years, the Foundation had been able to contribute more than $4,000,000 in cash, equipment, and scholarships for team members and high school students who wanted to pursue medical careers. We had a strong base of annual fundraising activities but wanted to provide a perpetual source of income into the future. An endowment fund was the answer and the Foundation approved a contribution of $100,000 to establish the fund. Today the fund totals $400,000. These gifts can take the form of bequests, charitable gift annuities, appreciated securities, insurance policies, and appreciated real estate, among others. All donations are invested by professional money managers and only the income from those investments can be used.
If you are interested in providing for the long term future of UF Health The Villages® Hospital via any of the means above, please email email@example.com or contact the Auxiliary Foundation Executive Director, Dick Campbell, at 352.751.8871 for more information.
The Foundation's efforts are many and varied. In addition to working to build relationships with those in our community, the Foundation is responsible for many in-house projects to raise funds and bring awareness to the services and facilities of our hospital. Click on any item in the list to learn more and see how you can receive additional information for these programs.