Gators Going Greater

‘Just Good Folks,’ With an Ambitious Goal
In their parents, Tom and Ann Brooks saw firsthand solid values, generosity – and, later, the scourge of Alzheimer’s and Parkinson’s. Now, these big-hearted Gators are committed to being part of the cure for neurodegenerative diseases.
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A Care Plan for Future Physicians
She credits scholarships with easing her own journey. Now, a family medicine physician hopes to inspire generosity in the next generation of doctors.
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“City” CEO, Community Champion
His business is a household name, but this Gator great believes the measure of real success is in giving back.
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The Talented Mr. and Mrs. Gadsby
A love that began at a UF student show 30 years ago grows – and expands to touch countless lives.
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Give Where You “Got”
That’s the philosophy of Hyatt and Cici Brown, who credit UF with paving the way to a bright future for their family. Says Cici: “When I sit back and look at the value of that education, it’s phenomenal.”
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In All Kinds of Weather
During UF’s darkest days, Rahul Patel “saw a community come together” on the Gainesville campus. That Gator spirit left an indelible impression.
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Lessons in Care and Giving
Once Bob Dein kept his family struggles hidden. Now this fearless Gator is transforming lives by raising his voice for Parkinson’s support. (And he’s enjoying a Second Act!)
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The Accidental Trailblazer
As the country — and UF — confronted racism, Maude Brown Lofton found herself taking a chance on a school and a profession that had once been largely closed to her
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The Essence of Success
In her role at the helm of a media empire, Michelle Ebanks rubs elbows with the likes of Oprah Winfrey and Queen Latifah. But this daughter of activists says true leadership means giving a voice to all.
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