College Breaks UF Campaign for Charities Giving Record
November 25, 2020
This year, faculty and staff in the College of Health & Human Performance broke two of its records during the annual University of Florida Campaign for Charities (UFCC) giving campaign. As a college, faculty and staff raised more than $14,000 with more than 30 percent of faculty and staff participating.
Employees across campus participate in UFCC and compete every fall to raise money for numerous charities serving the region including the United Way of North Central Florida, Community Health Charities of Florida and other independent agencies.
While COVID-19 canceled the usual assortment of events planned by the college, like the annual paper airplane contest co-hosted with the College of Journalism and Communications, members of HHP rallied together to support the local community.
“It makes me proud that in this time of great need, our college came together to give back to local agencies who are working hard to support this region,” said Michael Reid, dean. “We know that 2020 has been especially challenging and we’re grateful to these agencies for their work on behalf of the local community.”
For 2020, the college increased the total dollar amount of pledges by 20 percent over 2019, with an increase in participation to 31 percent from 24 percent in 2019.
|Division||Participation Rate||Amount Pledged|
|Applied Physiology & Kinesiology||21%||$2,252|
|Health Education & Behavior||24%||$2,272|
|Tourism, Hospitality & Event Management||55%||$1,340|
For the past 15 years, UF employees have given almost $1 million annually to charities serving the region. This year, 100 charities, all approved and vetted by the UFCC Planning Committee, participated. These nonprofits focus on health, social services, diversity, relief, development and environmental issues of local importance.
Employees can still contribute. To learn more, visit ufcc.ufl.edu.