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Please select one of the following questions to view the answer. If you still have questions, please contact the UF Health Office of Development at (352) 265-7237.

How can I make a gift?

How do I go about helping kids at UF Health Shands Children’s Hospital by donating toys, visiting patients or arranging activities?

How can I volunteer at UF Health Shands Hospital?

How do I got about hosting an event or fundraiser to support a program or area within UF Health?

How can I make an estate gift to UF Health?

My employer has a matching gift program.  Can you provide the information I need to complete the form?

How do I make a donation in memory or in honor of a loved one?

How do I purchase a monument in the Garden of Hope?

How do I request to be removed from future solicitation lists?

Who should I contact if I am in need of medical assistance or a specialist referral?

Where can I find job postings or career opportunities?

How can I donate my body to science?


Q: How can I make a gift?

Gifts can be made by mail, phone or online using various forms of payment such as check, cash, credit card (MasterCard, Visa, American Express, and Discover accepted), stock transfer, bequest, and more. To make gift arrangements by phone, please call (352) 265-7237. Make a gift online now. To send in a gift by mail, send to UF Health Office of Development, PO Box 100386, Gainesville, FL 32610. We appreciate your support of UF Health!

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Q: How do I go about helping kids at UF Health Shands Children’s Hospital by donating toys, visiting patients or arranging activities?

At UF Health Shands Children’s Hospital, we are grateful for community outreach that provides distractions for our young patients. In order to provide safe and appropriate experiences for our patients, please read our Wish List of items to donate and specific instructions of acceptable items. If you would like to visit patients or arrange activities, please contact UF Health Shands Hospital Volunteer Services at (352) 265-0360.

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Q: How can I volunteer at UF Health Shands Hospital?

If you are interested in volunteering at a UF Health facility, with current patients, please contact UF Health Shands Hospital Volunteer Services at (352) 265-0360 or (904) 244-4271 or visit them online.

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Q: How do I go about hosting an event or fundraiser to support a program or area within UF Health?

Community Fundraising Events are any special event or program hosted by an outside organization, business, individual or group that will raise funds to benefit an area within UF Health. For more information about hosting a Community Fundraising Event, call (352) 265-7237.

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Q: How can I make an estate gift to UF Health?

Making an estate or planned gift to UF Health is an excellent way to leave a legacy. Learn more about planned giving opportunities.

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Q: My employer has a matching gift program. Can you provide the information I need to complete the form?

The impact of your donation could be doubled through a corporate matching gift. Ask your employer if they have a matching-gift program.

If you need a matching gift form completed and signed, please mail or fax the form to our office.

UF Health Office of Development
PO Box 100386
Gainesville, FL 32610

Fax: (352) 265-7954

Your support will help UF Health provide state-of-the-art equipment, allow us to recruit elite nurses and health care professionals and provide the best care possible in a caring, compassionate environment. By contributing to UF Health, you will bring hope to families when they need it most.

Please contact us at (352) 265-7237 with any questions.

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Q: How do I make a donation in memory or in honor of a loved one?

To make a gift in honor or in memory of an individual, click here.

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Q: How do I purchase a monument in the Garden of Hope?

There is still much work to be done, and you can still become part of the Garden of Hope. Contributions to the garden include inscribed memorials and tributes on such items as pavers, trees and benches. Purchase a monument in the Garden of Hope.

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Q: How do I request to be removed from future solicitation lists?

If you prefer not to be contacted for future fundraising activities, please notify us, including your full name, address, and phone number, and send to: Shands Privacy, P.O. Box 103175, Gainesville, FL 32610-3175. You may also submit by calling 1-866-682-2372 or visiting http://giving.ufandshands.org/opt-out.

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Q: Who should I contact if I am in need of medical assistance or a specialist referral?

The Office of Development cannot assist with medical assistance or referrals. Please contact the UF Health Shands Hospital main line at (352) 265-0111 or visit www.ufhealth.org.

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Q: Where can I find job postings or career opportunities?

All job postings for UF Health can be found at http://jobs.ufhealth.org/careers/. More information about internship opportunities with the Office of Development can be found on our Current Opportunities page.

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Q: How can I donate my body to science?

Please contact the Anatomical Board of the State of Florida at the University of Florida College of Medicine Health Science Center at (352) 392-3588 or 1-800-628-2594. You may also visit their website at http://www.med.ufl.edu/anatbd/.

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