In 2013 Americans donated over $298 billion to charity. In 2017 that number had increased to $410 billion and in 2019 it rose to $449.64 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.
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.
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 contact the Auxiliary Foundation Executive Director, Dick Campbell, at 352.751.8871 or email TVRHAF@shands.ufl.edu for more information.