The President’s Council is the University of Florida’s leadership giving society. It is named in honor of UF presidents, past and present, who have helped create and preserve the University’s legacy of distinction and excellence in research, education and service. We honor you for your role in helping UF continue to build on this legacy.
Your generosity is crucial to sustaining the fine educational and research opportunities that make the University of Florida unique—opportunities for which public funding may not always be readily available. Thanks to your support, we have the ability to make these opportunities a reality for the UF community and promote the high standards of learning and achievement for which the University of Florida is renowned.
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Membership in the President’s Council is based on cumulative giving from generous alumni, friends and organizations. Gifts of cash, securities, real estate or insurance premiums, employer matches and gifts in kind are all counted toward your cumulative giving, which determines your President’s Council level. Deferred gifts at 50 percent of their face value are also included in your overall giving total.
Cumulative Giving of $10 Million+
Cumulative Giving of $1 Million+
Cumulative Giving of $100,000+
President’s Council Benefits
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- Membership card
- Football parking pass lottery
- Complimentary day parking passes
- President’s Council decal
- Listing in the Honor Roll of Donors
- Subscription to Florida GATOR magazine
- 20% discount at Samuel P. Harn Museum of Art and Florida Museum of Natural History gift shops
- All Silver level benefits
- Concierge services
- Option to purchase a UF Official Business parking decal
- All Silver and Gold level benefits
- Invitations to private events hosted by the President
- Recognition on a signature plaque in Emerson Alumni Hall
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President’s Council Concierge
Qualified student ambassadors from the University of Florida can provide top-notch babysitting services for your children while you are in town. Whether you are in Gainesville for business or pleasure, the kids will have fun with a capable and responsible student sitter.
Do you need a place to work while on campus or a room where you can meet with colleagues? We can help arrange a meeting space in which to conduct your business away from home.
Exclusive Campus Tours
We will arrange private campus tours for the special places on campus in which you are interested, such as the McKnight Brain Institute, the C. A. Pound Human Identification Laboratory or William R. Hough Hall.
We have the most up-to-date list of recommended hotels in the Gainesville area. Let us book your reservations for you, making your trip to the heart of The Gator Nation as pleasant as can be.
UF Recreational Facilities
Usually only open to students, faculty and staff, UF’s world-class training facilities are now accessible to you, too, with your President’s Council membership card. Enjoy exercising at the Stephen C. O’Connell Center Pool, an eight-lane, Olympic-size facility; the Florida Pool, an outdoor pool that is heated in winter; the Graham and Broward pools, the Flavet and Southwest tennis courts and the Mark Bostick Golf Course.
While you’re in town, let us be your culinary guides. Whether it’s a romantic dinner for two or a business lunch for ten people, we will take care of your restaurant reservations at the perfect Gainesville dining locale. Ask us for suggestions on the best new restaurant or where to get your favorite foods. Bon appétit!
Spa and Hair Salon Appointments
For the ultimate relaxing weekend, let us make you an appointment at a local spa or hair salon. Indulge with a soothing hot stone massage, treat yourself to a manicure or try out a new hair style for a special occasion.
Usually only open to students, faculty and staff, Lake Wauburg is a beautiful, secluded lake eight miles south of campus that offers scenic views and a wide variety of activities, including boating, water-skiing, sand volleyball and many more. Bring a Frisbee and a picnic, and it’s a wonderful way to spend a day with family and friends.
Health Science Concierge
GatorMed Concierge Program
The GatorMed Concierge program provides access to the world class physicians at UF&Shands and personal assistance when you need it most. GatorMed is committed to providing an exceptional level of service, confidentiality and accessibility at all times. Benefits include preferred scheduling of appointments, parking services, access to the Concierge Suite and more. The GatorMed Concierge telephone number listed on your President’s Council membership card is available 24 hours a day for emergencies.
VetMed Concierge Program
The VetMed Concierge program provides enhanced health system access and service to its members. With more veterinary specialists under one roof than any other veterinary hospital in Florida, your pet will receive the most comprehensive examination and treatment in the Southeast. Benefits include priority scheduling and referrals, complimentary parking and access to the Concierge Suite. The VetMed Concierge telephone number listed on your President’s Council membership card is available 24 hours a day for emergencies.
Cultural Plaza Concierge
Samuel P. Harn Museum of Art
Specializing in photography and Asian, African, modern and contemporary art, the Harn Museum is one of the largest university-affiliated art museums in the United States and plays a vital role in the UF community. The Harn’s mission to promote the power of the arts to inspire and educate people and enrich their lives is realized at this wonderful museum. Benefits include Camellia Court Café coupons, North American Reciprocal Museum membership, VIP passes for national and international art fairs and more.
Florida Museum of Natural History
UF is fortunate to serve as home of the Southeast’s largest natural history museum. Visitors can see skeletons of animals that roamed the state during the last ice age and learn about a variety of topics, including sharks, Florida’s early native peoples and much more. Guests can also experience live butterflies in the spectacular Butterfly Rainforest exhibit, part of the museum’s McGuire Center for Lepidoptera and Biodiversity. Benefits include free temporary exhibit admission, Association of Science and Technology Centers reciprocal membership and more.
University of Florida Performing Arts
University of Florida Performing Arts has four unique venues that showcase a diverse group of musical, theatrical and dance performances. Take in a visiting dance troupe at the Curtis M. Phillips Center, attend a theatrical performance at the Squitieri Studio Theatre, listen to a symphony at the University Auditorium or be inspired by a chamber music recital at the Baughman Center. Benefits include invitations to backstage tours and UFPA Affiliate Receptions.
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