As one of the world’s most far-reaching universities, UF’s programs touch almost all aspects of our lives: from health and recreation, to finances and food. The university has a number of signature programs that distinguish it from other universities. A few of them are the College of Education’s Anita Zucker Center for Excellence in Early Childhood Studies that’s giving children the foundation to reach their life potential; the interdisciplinary Biodiversity Institute that’s helping communities and governments prepare for a changing environment; and the Challenge 2050 Project, an initiative to solve the world’s looming food shortage by 2050 when scientists predict the Earth will no longer provide enough food for its population.

Philanthropists who support UF’s programs feed ingenuity and exploration, bring ideas to life and imagination to fruition. Their partnership enables UF to discover, cure, invent and deliver life-transforming marvels.


Program & Research Support

Whitney Labs-Lecture Endowment

This fund was established in 1995 to support annual lectures, at the University of Florida and the...

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Robin Weeks Excellence Endowment

This fund was established in 2009 by the estate of Robin Weeks to support teaching, research and...

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Anne Troneck Fund

This fund was established in 2000 by the estate of Anne Troneck to support the study of dermatology...

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Blanche Saunders Dermatology Laboratory

This fund was established to honor Blanche Saunders in 1983 for the purpose of supporting the...

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Helen Samaras Research Fund

This fund was established by Helen Samaras in 2007 to support research in diseases affecting...

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Wayne H. Riser Laboratory for Bone and Joint Pathology

This fund was established in 1985 for the purpose of supporting the laboratory and research projects...

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Folke Peterson Trust Endowment

This fund was established in 2005 for faculty support, graduate support and research. Peterson...

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