Your Impact

These stories are proof of what we can do when we join together to change lives.

A Gator Goes to Columbus
Emilia Sykes didn’t think she wanted to be a politician. A soul-searching answer to what she could do for her county (and neighbors) changed her mind.
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For UF, Another Year of Record-Breaking Generosity
Loyal supporters give an astonishing $562 million to the University of Florida in FY’21
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His Gift: Four Years of Smooth Sailing
A cruise industry innovator thanks UF for his success on the high seas by tossing a lifeline to students with financial needs.
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Your Impact

A Historic Ranking for UF
For the fifth straight year since breaking into the Top 10, UF has climbed in U.S. News & World Reports rankings, this time to the highest rungs. How did we get there?
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A Gator Goes to Columbus
Emilia Sykes didn’t think she wanted to be a politician. A soul-searching answer to what she could do for her county (and neighbors) changed her mind.
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For UF, Another Year of Record-Breaking Generosity
Loyal supporters give an astonishing $562 million to the University of Florida in FY’21
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His Gift: Four Years of Smooth Sailing
A cruise industry innovator thanks UF for his success on the high seas by tossing a lifeline to students with financial needs.
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Under 40 and an ‘Academic Father’
A young researcher is creating revolutionary new treatments for autoimmune diseases – and raising the next generation of biomedical engineering stars.
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With One Phone Call, Answers to a Genetic Mystery
The disease is rare, with only 100 children officially diagnosed in the United States. For affected families, connecting with a UF scientist was the lucky break needed to start unlocking the secrets of Smith-Kingsmore Syndrome.
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Healing Victims’ Grief — And Her Own
A cold case expert, propelled by personal tragedy, finds an unlikely second act in creating “a world of whimsy.”
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Moving to Raise Millions
Dance Marathon at UF raises $2.27 million to help the university care for sick children.
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Of Florida, For Florida
Over decades, Sam and Roberta Vickers amassed a stunning collection that captures the sunshine and shadows of the state’s past. Now, they have given that collection — over 1,200 pieces, some by the greatest names in American art — to the University of Florida.
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