UF gears up for Get Up and Give, newest Homecoming tradition
GAINESVILLE, Fla. — For Gator fans and University of Florida alumni, Homecoming means a parade, Gator Growl and, of course, the football game. A newer Homecoming tradition — now in its third year — aims to turn this annual abundance of Gator spirit into a lasting impact on UF and the state.
The University of Florida Foundation kicks off its 36-hour Get Up and Give at 8 a.m. Nov. 7 at Emerson Alumni Hall. The fundraiser ends at 8 p.m. Nov. 8.
Get Up and Give encourages alumni everywhere to donate $10 in honor of UF’s push to become a Top 10 public university, with a goal of securing one donor per minute for 2,160 minutes (36 hours).
This year, the foundation team will be collecting donations and handing out Gator items at the Homecoming parade directly across from Library West on University Avenue and in front of Powell Hall on University Avenue near the corner of Gale Lemerand Drive.
With state funding and tuition generating just under 20 percent of UF’s revenue, the university relies heavily on support from private donations. Donating just $10 can help in UF’s quest for the Top 10. Every gift makes a difference.
To make a gift during the 36-hour Get Up and Give campaign, visit GetUpAndGive.ufl.edu. Gifts made can be allocated to any University of Florida fund, scholarship, program or department.