Support the UFDI

More than ever, philanthropy is critical to our future. 

We ask for your partnership and your generosity in our campaign to build the future of diabetes research, care, education and outreach at the University of Florida Diabetes Institute. Your gift can help our students excel, our researchers break new ground in the treatment of disease, and our faculty and alumni to continue providing extraordinary care and service. 

A charitable gift in support of the Institute’s missions yields an unparalleled return on investment for our many benefactors.

Ways to Support the UFDI

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Give Online

Donate online to support research, care, education and outreach initiatives.

Endowed Gifts

You can create a permanent fund for a specific purpose at UF. Your fund will be invested and managed by the University of Florida Foundation to provide a steady and reliable income stream forever. Endowments may be named to honor you or another appropriate person.


The UF Diabetes Institute welcomes the support of individuals, corporations and foundations that share a common vision in sponsoring diabetes-related efforts.

Possible partnership opportunities includes sponsorship of highly visible events, UFDI Benefactor/Sponsor Wall, UFDI Student Ambassadors, and other outreach and educational events.

Matching Gifts

Thousands of companies match donations that employees make to institutions like the UF Diabetes Institute.

Donors are urged to request that their companies match their gifts. Check with your company to see if it has a matching gift program and donate to the UF Diabetes Institute.

Cash & Securities

Cash or securities are among the most popular types of gifts for the University of Florida. Most gifts to the campaign will be cash contributions, for which donors may receive tax benefits if they itemize deductions. Pledges to the campaign may be paid over a period of up to five years. Many donors may realize substantial tax advantages by transferring gifts of appreciated stock.

Name Gifts

There are many opportunities to make a gift in honor of someone close to the UF College of Medicine, or to associate your name with a major component of the new facility or other endowment opportunity. All naming opportunities must be approved by the University of Florida Board of Trustees.

Real Estate

The University of Florida Foundation welcomes and encourages gifts of real estate. Gifts of real estate can significantly enhance university productivity and performance and provide substantial tax benefits for donors. Although the university has made great use of unique properties, most real estate gifts are sold and the proceeds are invested in areas of campus designated by the donor.

Other Property

Gifts of tangible property may result in an immediate tax deduction for the donor, with the amounts of the deduction determined by whether or not the gift is related to the mission of the University.

Planned Gifts

There are various “planned giving” methods to support the University of Florida. Each offers opportunities for commitments that will have a major impact upon university excellence. Planned gifts also offer numerous benefits for donors. The UF Office of Gift Planning staff has considerable experience in helping people create and document estate plans that are strategically developed and thoughtfully executed. We would consider it an honor to assist you and offer the information in this guide as a starting point.

Thank you for considering making a gift to the UF Diabetes Institute. Please contact us at to learn more.