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College Breaks UF Campaign for Charities Giving Record Two Years In a Row

#UFHHP Gators Give

Oct. 15, 2021

Faculty and staff in the College of Health & Human Performance (HHP) broke records during the annual University of Florida Campaign for Charities (UFCC) giving campaign for the second year in a row. 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.

“It makes me so proud to see the HHP community rally together in support of our local charities,” said Michael Reid, dean. “These organizations are the backbone of our community and we know they need our support now more than ever.”

DivisionParticipation RateAmount Pledged
Applied Physiology & Kinesiology 30% $2,425
Dean's Office 48% $7,390
Health Education & Behavior 29% $1,952
Sport Management 23% $1,453
Tourism, Hospitality & Event Management 36% $2,495
TOTAL 33% $15,715

Returning this year, the paper airplane challenge with the College of Journalism and Communication (CJC), was held on Thursday, Oct. 7. Prizes provided by the community were awarded for longest distance thrown and most creative paper airplane with judging provided by Head Ball Coach Steve Spurrier and Associate Provost Chris Hass. Each paper airplane entry was $5 with all money benefitting UFCC.

Glenn Richards, local Morning Edition host for WUFT-FM, provided commentary during the challenge and a special weather report with specific attention to wind conditions was provided by Megan Borowski, CJC multimedia meteorologist.

More than $500 was raised during the challenge. HHP retained the trophy for highest participation.

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For more than 15 years, UF employees have donated 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

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