Invest in the future leaders of our world. UWF students dream of becoming engineers, lawyers, entrepreneurs, teachers, nurses and more. Your gift is an investment in those dreams and in the future of the communities in which they will live and work.
Help fuel the economy! UWF has $1.47 billion of economic impact to Florida; for every dollar of state support received, UWF returns $14.22 to the state economy. Your gifts help maintain and expand that impact.
Break cycles of poverty. At least one in thirteen students at UWF lives near or below the poverty level. Many of our students are the first in their family to pursue a college degree. Your gift to UWF helps students of all backgrounds access higher education.
Open doors of opportunity. Your gift will broaden the horizons of our students as they interact with challenging professors, participate in hands-on learning experiences, discover their talents, and work towards their dreams.
Help increase the margin of excellence that sets UWF apart. Funding for cutting-edge technologies and quality faculty are vital for UWF to excel in higher education.
It’s a worthy tradition. The history of educational philanthropy in the United States can be traced back to medieval universities in twelfth-century Europe such as Paris, Oxford, and Cambridge. Because education is critical to a successful society, it’s important that we carry on this important tradition.
Help keep tuition as low as possible. Even after recent increases, tuition at UWF is far below the national average of public universities. That’s due, in part, to gifts from our community.
It doesn’t take much! With thousands of alumni and friends supporting UWF, there is strength in numbers. Combined with the gifts of others, your gift will have a very powerful impact, no matter the amount. No gift is too small to make a difference!
Impact your passion. No matter what areas of philanthropy you are passionate about – economic development, the environment, the arts – your gift to UWF can impact that passion. Simply designate your gift to the program, scholarship or department that is shaping future leaders in that area of interest. Visit uwf.edu/give to explore more than 300 giving opportunities at UWF.
Double the impact of your gift . Many times, gifts to UWF can be matched. For example, gifts to the First Generation Scholarship are matched dollar for dollar by the state of Florida. Also, some employers match the gifts that their employees make. You may want to check with your employer to see if they offer a matching gift program.