College of Health and Human Performance

That's a Wrap: 2022 Gator Nation Giving Day

Thank you, Gators!

February 18, 2022

We did it! The fourth “Stand Up and Holler: Gator Nation Giving Day” was held on Thursday, February 17. On this day, Gators from around the world donated to various causes across UF and in support of the College of Health & Human Performance.

A goal of 23,000 gifts for UF and 250 gifts for HHP were both shattered. In total, the university collected more than 26,000 gifts and HHP collected more than 450 gifts. Gators came through in flying colors! Your generosity showed you are #AllForTheGators.

“Yesterday’s Gator Nation Giving Day was a spectacular success for the University of Florida and our college,” said Michael Reid, Ph.D., dean. “You obliterated our HHP goal of 250 gifts, once again showing the breadth of support for our college.”

Alumni donations are factored into the U.S. News and World Report Best University Ranking, and participation in fundraising helps UF remain Top 5 strong.

On Giving Day, several challenges were unlocked for additional funds from dedicated alumni and friends of the college.

Special Gift Challenges

  • A $1,000 gift was unlocked from an anonymous donor when the College of Health and Human Performance achieved 200 gifts
  • An additional $1,000 gift provided by Mary F. Lane was unlocked when the College of Health and Human Performance achieved 250 gifts

Special Fund Challenges

  • Leo Goodwin Foundation Challenge: When 50 gifts were made to the Machen Florida Opportunity Scholars HHP Fund, an additional $5,000 was awarded
  • Bob Schalow '94 Challenge: All gifts made supporting the Eric Friedheim Tourism Institute Excellence Fund were matched up to $2,500
  • Bob LeFavi, Ph.D. '83 Challenge: All gifts supporting the HHP Scholarship Fund were matched up to $1,000
  • Joseph Monroe, II, '00 Challenge: All gifts made to support the Monroe Black Student Union Scholarship were matched up to $1,000

THANK YOU for your support. Your gifts help us advance how we live, work, and play! Read more and view the leaderboards at

If you missed Giving Day, you can still make a difference by making a gift today.

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