College hopes to exceed giving goals of $15,000 with 33 percent participation
September 26, 2022
Last 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 $15,000 with 33 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.
Returning this year, the College of Journalism and Communications versus HHP paper airplane challenge will take place on Thursday, Oct. 6 starting at 10:25 a.m. on the southeast side of Ben Hill Griffin Stadium. The fee for entry is $5 with prizes for the longest distance and most creative. (Note that entries for the longest distance must be made of paper only – no weighted objects allowed.) Judging will be provided by “Head Ball Coach” Steve Spurrier. In addition, a trophy will be awarded to the college with the most participation. Read more at go.ufl.edu/pac22.
|HHP Division Results - 2021||Participation Rate||Amount Pledged|
|Applied Physiology & Kinesiology||30%||$2,425|
|Health Education & Behavior||29%||$1,952|
|Tourism, Hospitality & Event Management||36%||$2,495|
For the past 15 years, UF employees have given almost $1 million annually to charities serving the region. This year, 98 charities, all approved and vetted by the UFCC Planning Committee, will participate. These nonprofits focus on health, social services, diversity, relief, development and environmental issues of local importance.
To learn more, visit ufcc.ufl.edu.