Your Impact

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

He Left His Heart in Gainesville
Fifty years ago, a sense of adventure drew Wally Rhines away from UF. But his love for the university and his hometown remained strong throughout his incredible life and career.
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Forever a Visionary
Under Rebecca Nagy’s watchful eye, the Harn Museum was transformed into a beautiful work of art. Now, the former director and her husband are helping to turn it into a masterpiece.
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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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Your Impact

He Left His Heart in Gainesville
Fifty years ago, a sense of adventure drew Wally Rhines away from UF. But his love for the university and his hometown remained strong throughout his incredible life and career.
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Forever a Visionary
Under Rebecca Nagy’s watchful eye, the Harn Museum was transformed into a beautiful work of art. Now, the former director and her husband are helping to turn it into a masterpiece.
Read More
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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