The UWF Foundation, Inc. was organized and incorporated in 1965 for the purpose of stimulating voluntary private support from alumni, parents, friends, corporations, foundations, and others for the benefit of the University of West Florida.
The UWF Foundation exists to encourage, manage and administer private resources to support the mission and priorities of the University of West Florida, as established by the Board of Trustees and the President of the University of West Florida.
More than half of UWF employees give generously to the UWF Foundation every year to provide for scholarships, enhance academic programs and to support UWF projects and initiatives that are important to them. In order to ensure that the campus community is not inundated with solicitations from other groups, external organizations desiring to solicit UWF employees must complete and submit for approval the External Fundraising Application Form.
If any UWF employees would like to raise money for a UWF Foundation fund, they are required to coordinate their efforts through the Annual Giving office at least three weeks prior to the solicitation and/or fundraising event. This allows the university to maximize its resources and avoid over-soliciting any one group or individual.
All groups, both internal and external, are asked to abide by the UWF Fundraising and Solicitation Policy.