Annual Giving: Inspire. Educate. Uplift.

For nearly 50 years, gifts to the University of West Florida have done just that. The UWF Annual Giving Program has helped open doors of opportunity for our students and region by providing operating and programmatic funds in order to deliver the best in higher education at the University of West Florida.

The best part is that whether the gift is $50 or $5,000, it makes a tremendous impact. The power of Annual Giving lies in the principle that there is strength in numbers, especially when alumni and friends give on an annual basis. The more alumni, friends, parents, faculty, and staff who participate, the greater the impact on students.

Each year, "annual" gifts from thousands of alumni and friends provide more than $1 million worth of support. These gifts can be designated to any college, department, program, athletic team or scholarship - or they can be left unrestricted so that the university can direct resources to the area of greatest need. All annual gifts help UWF pursue its vision to be widely recognized as a model of excellence and relevance, sought out as a distinctive intellectual and cultural center, valued as an engaged partner, and acclaimed for being “different by design.”

Annual gifts are solicited a number of ways throughout the year including the Faculty and Staff Campaign, the Alumni Phonathon, mailings to past donors and e-mail messages.

Your annual gift could: help a first generation college student be the first in his family to graduate college; broaden the understanding of culture and diversity in a student who has never before been outside Florida; or help recruit top faculty who will inspire, educate, and uplift students.

Every gift makes a difference. Make yours today.