University of Florida
September 22 October 10
Gators Giving to Our
UF Community Campaign
The UF Community Campaign is the only
official charitable giving drive open to
University of Florida employees. All money
raised through the UFCC supports the
work of local agencies that provide a wide
variety of services to our community.
Contributing to the UFCC is voluntary.
Those employees who do wish to
contribute can do so by cash, check, direct
bill or payroll deduction. Payroll deduction
provides a simple, easy, and convenient
way to support the UFCC agencies.
Easy & Fast!
To contribute online, just visit
Community Healt Charits o F
2001 The ALS Association Florida Chapter
(813) 637-9000 www.alsafl.org
Leading the fight to cure Lou Gehrig's disease through
research, and empowering ALS patients to live fuller
lives with compassionate care and support.
2002 Alzheimer's Association Central and
North Florida Chapter
(407) 228-4299 www.alzflorida.org
To eliminate Alzheimer's disease through the advanc-
ment of research, to provide and enhance care and sup-
port for individuals, their families and caregivers.
2003 American Cancer Society, Florida
(813) 253-0541 www.cancer.org
Dedicated to eliminating cancer as a major health
problem by preventing cancer, saving lives and diminish-
ing suffering from cancer, through research, education,
advocacy and service.
2004 American Diabetes Association
(904) 730-7200 www.diabetes.org
To prevent and cure diabetes and to improve the lives of
all people affected by diabetes.
2006 American Heart Association, Inc.
(561) 615-3888 www.americanheart.org
Reduces disability and death from cardiovascular diseas-
es and stroke through research, public and professional
education and community programs.
2007 American Kidney Fund, Inc.
(404) 658-1420 www.kidneyfund.org
Provides direct financial assistance to kidney patients in
the United States and education to those with an at-risk
for kidney disease.
2008 American Lung Association of Florida,
(904) 743-2933 www.lungfla.org
Prevents lung disease and promotes lung health.
2027 Arthritis Foundation, Florida Chapter, Inc.
(941) 747-8303 www.arthritis.org
The mission of the Arthritis Foundation is to improve
lives through leadership in the prevention, control and
cure of arthritis.
2029 Autism Speaks
(609) 228-7335 www.autismspeaks.org
Funds biomedical research into the causes, prevention,
treatments and cure for autism spectrum disorders, in-
crease awareness and advocate for the needs of affected
2010 Community Health Charities of Florida
(850) 926-7003 www.myfloridahealth.org
Community Health Charities provides impact and deliv-
ery of health services and education to employees in the
workplace through our member agencies while acting as
advocates for Floridians.
201 I Cystic Fibrosis Foundation
(954) 739-5006 www.cff.org
Supports innovative research to control and cure cystic
fibrosis. Provides specialized medical care through a na-
tionwide network of centers; offers pharmacy and other
2012 Diabetes Research Institute Foundation,
(954) 964-4040 www.diabetesresearch.org
Committed to curing children and adults now living with
diabetes and leads the world in bringing promising treat-
ments to patients as fast as possible.
2013 Florida SIDS Alliance
(800) 743-7352 www.flasids.com
This all-volunteer group provides support for families,
educates parents about reducing SIDS rates, and sup-
ports a national research program.
2014 Hemophilia Foundation of Greater
(407) 629-0000 www.hemophiliaflorida.org
Dedicated to improving the quality of life for people
with bleeding disorders and their families through edu-
cation information and referral services, advocacy and
2015 Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation,
North Florida Chapter
(904) 739-2101 www.jdrf.org
Help us find a cure for diabetes.Through research, we
can save lives of children and adults who suffer from
diabetes and its devastating complications.
2016 The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society
(904) 332-6414 www.lls.org
Dedicated to curing leukemia, lymphoma, Hodgkin's
disease and myeloma; improving the quality of life for
patients and their families.
2018 March of Dimes Foundation, North
Central Florida Division
(352) 378-9522 www.marchofdimes.com/florida
Improves the health of babies by preventing prematurity,
birth defects and infant mortality through programs,
research, community services, education and advocacy
to save babies.
2019 Muscular Dystrophy Association
(904) 642-2656 www.mdausa.org
Fighting neuromuscular diseases through worldwide re-
search, a nationwide network of clinics offering compre-
hensive medical services, and far-reaching professional
and public health education.
2025 NAMI Florida
(850) 671-4445 www.namifl.org
Driving force for the care and cure of Floridians living
with a severe mental illness and co-occurring disorders.
2021 National Multiple Sclerosis Society
(904) 332-6810 www.nationalmssociety.org/FLN
Strives to end the devastating effects of multiple sclero-
2022 National Parkinson Foundation
(800) 327-4545 www.parkinson.org
To find the cause and cure for Parkinson disease
through research and improve quality of life for persons
with Parkinson disease and their care partners.
2023 Research to Prevent Blindness, Inc.
(212) 752-4333 www.rpbusa.org
Supports scientific research into the causes, cure and
prevention of all blinding diseases. Our mission is to
preserve vision and restore sight.
2024 Sickle Cell Association of Florida, Inc.
(813) 248-2888 www.sicklecelldisease.org
Encourages individuals with sickle cell conditions to live
lives that are, to the extent possible, unhampered and
uncompromised by their sickle cell conditions.
I n d p e n e n C o m m nit A g e n i e I
3028 Alachua Conservation Trust, Inc.
(352) 373-1078 www.alachuaconservationtrust.org
Alachua C conservation Trust protects the natural, his-
toric, scenic, and recreational resources in and around
Alachua County, and provides outdoor recreation and
environmental education opportunities.
3001 Alachua County Humane Society
(352) 373-5855 www.alachuahumane.org
Acts as an advocate for pets and pet owners through
education, low-cost spay, neuter assistance, and adoption
of homeless and neglected animals.
3002 Alachua County Library District
(352) 334-3910 www.acld.lib.fl.us
The mission of the foundation is to provide supplemen-
tal funding to the public library with an emphasis on
long-term support and planned giving.
3003 Alachua County Public Schools
(352) 955-7003 www.acpsf.org
Investing in Alachua County students and schools
through college scholarships, the Take Stock in Children
program, financial assistance for Pre-K and after-school
3004 Alachua Habitat for Humanity
(352) 378-4663 www.alachuahabitat.org
Eliminates poverty housing, makes decent shelter a mat-
ter of conscience. Habitat invites people of all back-
grounds, races and religions to build houses in partner-
3005 Arbor House, Inc.
(352) 371-2229 www.arborhouse.org
Working to break the cycles of poverty and empower
homeless, expectant and single mothers, by providing
housing, comprehensive support services and education.
3006 Boy Scouts of America, North Florida
(904) 388-0591 www.nfcscouting.org
The mission of the Boy Scouts of America is to prepare
young people to make ethical and moral choices over
3025 Center for Independent Living of North
(352) 378-7474 www.cilncf.org
Empowers people with disabilities to exert individual
rights to live as independently as possible, make person-
al life choices, and achieve full community inclusion.
1101 Consumer Credit Counseling Service of
(352) 867-1865 www.cccsmidflorida.com
Provides debt repayment plans and free credit coun-
seling to individuals and families struggling with debt.
Counseling in person, by phone or mail. Offers educa-
3009 Florida 4-H Club Foundation, Inc.
(352) 846-0996 www.florida4-h.org
Builds upon county 4-H programs by developing and
managing financial resources supporting educational and
public awareness activities for Florida 4-H youth.
3008 Florida Defenders of the Environment,
(352) 378-8465 www.fladefenders.org
Florida Defenders of the Environment works to protect
and restore Florida's natural resources to
preserve our quality of life and to protect biodiversity.
3010 FloridaWildlife Care, Inc.
(352) 371-4443 www.floridawildlifecare.org
Care and conservation of native Florida wildlife and
habitat through education, rehabilitation and study. 24-
hour assistance with all wildlife issues including nuisance,
diseases and referrals.
301 I FloridaWildlife Federation
(850) 656-71 I3 www.fwfonline.org
Promotes the conservation, restoration, and sound
management of Florida's fish, wildlife and natural re-
sources; promotes resource-based, outdoor recreation.
3027 Friends of the Crisis Center
(352) 264-6785 www.co.alachua.fl.us/government/
To offer training opportunities, recognition and support
to the volunteers of the Alachua Country Crisis Center.
3012 Gainesville Harvest, Inc.
(352) 378-3663 www.gainesvilleharvest.com
Gainesville Harvest is a non profit volunteer organiza-
tion dedicated to eliminating hunger and reducing waste
by delivering leftover or donated food to hungry people
in Alachua County.
3013 Gainesville Pet Rescue, Inc.
(352) 692-4773 www.gainesvillepetrescue.org
Gainesville Pet Rescue's mission is to save the lives of
unwanted animals and promote responsible pet owner-
ship through adoptions, spay/neuter and education.
3014 Haven Hospice
(352) 378-2121 www.havenhospice.org
Serves people and their communities affected by life-
limiting illness and loss by providing comprehensive,
compassionate care, while respecting each person's
needs, beliefs and wishes.
3024 Hope Horses Helping People, Inc.
(352) 495-0533 www.horseshelpingpeople.org
Provides a safe and enjoyable environment where indi-
viduals with special needs benefit from developmental,
therapeutic, and educational equine-oriented activities.
3015 India Cultural and Education Center
(352) 379-291 I *www.icec-florida.org
Assists minors and students of Indian heritage in their
cultural and educational aspirations. Provides financial
assistance, career guidance, and emotional support. Pro-
motes Indo-US cultural interaction.
3016 ISKCON of Gainesville
(352) 386-4183 www.krishnalunch.com
ISKCON of Gainesville provides nutritious vegetarian
meals, classes on meditation and spirituality, and other
cultural contributes to the UF and Gainesville communi-
3029 Jordan Klausner Foundation
(352) 377-9635 www.jordanklausnerfoundation.org
Provide educational opportunities to children with dis-
abilities; operator of Gainesville Conductive Education
3017 Neighborhood Housing & Development
(352) 380-91 19 www.gnhdc.org
Provides affordable housing opportunities for lower
income residents. Programs include home buyer educa-
tion and counseling, lending and development.
3030 Radiant Hands, Inc.
(352) 494- 501 www.radianthands.org
Provide women with spiritual, emotional, and financial
support in order to achieve independence and en-
able them to contribute individually and collectively in
strengthening our community.
3031 Rebuild Gainesville
(352) 692-4973 www.rebuildgainesville.org
Rebuild Gainesville is dedicated to repairing substandard
housing throughout Gainesville and the surrounding
area, thereby increasing safety, security and well-being
3021 Ronald McDonald House of Gainesville,
(352) 374-4404 www.rmhgainesville.org
The Ronald McDonald House of Gainesville provides
temporary housing, basic amenities and support to
families with critically ill children being treated at area
3022 STOP! Children's Cancer, Inc.
(352) 377-2622 www.stopchildrenscancer.org
Committed to the prevention, control and cure of can-
cer in children; raises money to fund research in pediat-
ric cancers at the University of Florida.
U n t e W a A g e n i e I
1001 ACORN Clinic
(Alachua County Organization for Rural Needs, Inc.)
(352) 485-I 133 www.acornclinic.org
Provides primary, preventative low-cost health and
dental services to families living in rural North Central
Florida through the use of volunteer healthcare profes-
1003 American Red Cross, North Central
(352) 376-4669 www.alachua.redcross.org
American Red Cross, a humanitarian organization led by
volunteers, provides relief to victims of disaster and
helps people prevent, prepare for, and respond to emer-
1004 AnotherWay, Inc.
(386) 719-2700 www.anotherwayinc.net
Provides safe shelter, counseling, and support to survi-
vors of domestic and sexual violence, while providing
a positive alternative to violence through community
1005 The ARC ofAlachua County
(352) 334-4060 www.arcalachua.org
Provides service, support and promotes opportunities
for people with developmental disabilities to live as full,
active participants in society.
1006 Big Brothers Big Sisters of Mid-Florida
(352) 375-2525 www.bbbsmidflorida.org
Big Brothers Big Sisters mission is to help children reach
their potential through professionally supported, one-
on-one mentoring relationships.
1007 Boys & Girls Club ofAlachua County
(352) 372-5342 www.myboysandgirlsclub.com
Provides children, between the ages of 6 & 18, the op-
portunity to participate in recreation, education and
prevention programs, with special concern for disadvan-
1008 Catholic Charities Bureau, Inc. Gainesville
(352) 372-0294 www.catholiccharitiesgainesville.org
Provides services to the needy, advocate for justice,
human dignity and quality of life; and calls on people of
goodwill to join these efforts.
1012 CDS Family & Behavioral Health Services,
(352) 334-3800 www.cdsfl.org
Strengthening communities by building strong families
through counseling, education, prevention activities and
community partnership efforts. Dedicated to excellence
in youth and family service.
1009 Child Advocacy Center, Inc.
(352) 376-9161 *
The Child Advocacy Center provides a compassionate
multidisciplinary approach to child abuse investigation,
intervention, and treatment for the abused children and
their non-offending care givers.
101 I Children's Home Society of Florida, Mid-
(352) 334-0955 www.chsfl.org
Children's Home Society provides a range of services
to benefit children and families including prevention and
intervention services, residential care and family visita-
1029 Early Learning Coalition ofAlachua
(352) 375-4110 www.elcalachua.org
To provide quality early learning experiences for all
Alachua County children, ages birth to 5 years old, and
ensure that children enter Kindergarten ready to learn.
1013 Easter Seals of Florida, Inc.
(407) 629-7881 www.altrusahouse.org
Provide services to ensure that people with disabilities
or special needs and their families have equal opportuni-
ties to live, learn, work and play.
1014 ElderCare ofAlachua County, Inc.
(352) 265-9040 www.eldercareac.org
Advocate for elderly and their caregivers and provides
services that build capacity, maximize independence,
and enriches quality of life for elderly in North Central
1015 Florida Camp for Children andYouth with
(352) 334- 323 www.floridadiabetescamp.org
Florida Diabetes Camp provides youngsters ages 6
through 18 with a medically supervised camping experi-
ence while teaching diabetes management.Weekends for
families offer diabetes education.
1016 Gainesville Community Ministry
(352) 372-8162 www.betterday.org
Providing emergency help and hope to families and in-
dividuals in crisis. Services include: food, clothing, dental,
vision, housing deposits, utility disconnects assistance,
life skills classes.
1017 Girl Scouts of Gateway Council, Inc.
(904) 388-4653 www.girlscouts-gateway.org
Girl Scouting builds girls of courage, confidence, and
character, who make the world a better place.
1018 Girls Club ofAlachua County, Florida, Inc.
(352) 373-4475 www.girlsclubnet.org
Provides an instructional, nurturing and stable environ-
ment where girls may bond with each other and staff:
engage in sports, after school, and summer programs.
I 102 Meridian Behavioral Healthcare, Inc.
(352) 374-5600 www.mbhci.org
Meridian Behavioral Healthcare's mission is to promote
recovery and offer solutions to those facing mental ill-
nesses, addiction and other social challenges.
1019 North Central FloridaYMCA
(352) 338-9627 www.ncfymca.org
Instils Judeo-Christian principles into practice through
programs that build a healthy spirit, mind, and body for
1020 Peaceful Paths Domestic Abuse Network,
(352) 377-5690 www.peacefulpaths.org
Provides residential and outreach services to victims
of domestic violence though emergency and long-term
shelter, advocacy, case management, information and
referrals, and counseling.
1021. Planned Parenthood of North Central
(352) 377-0856 *
Provides responsible sex education programs focused
on preventing teen pregnancy and STDs including
HIV. Promotes family planning. Provides healthcare for
women and men.
1024 St. Francis House, Inc.
(352) 378-9079 www.stfrancishousefl.org
Provides emergency food, temporary shelter, transitional
housing and support services in a safe environment for
people in Alachua County who find themselves home-
less and hungry.
1025 Three Rivers Legal Services, Inc.
(352) 372-0519 www.trls.org
Provides quality legal assistance to the poor, abused,
disabled and elderly of North Florida and empowers
and educates them through preventive legal education.
1026 United Way of North Central Florida
(352) 331-2800 www.unitedwayncfl.org
Engages community to tackle significant local issues:
nurturing children and helping impoverished families.
Develops strategies and financial/human resources to
address them and measure results.
1028 VETSPACE, Inc.
(352) 955-2245 ext I 17 www.vetspace.org
Provides homeless veterans with transitional and perma-
nent supportive housing and/or services, and referrals
necessary to facilitate and maintain independent resi-
dential and employment/financial stability.
UF Employees Give Back!
All money raised through the UFCC supports
the work of local agencies that provide a wide
variety of services such as ensuring children start
school ready to learn, child care, recreational
opportunities, counseling, legal help, environmental
protection, disease prevention, medical assistance,
and more. In addition, some of these agencies
partner with UF by funding research projects
focused on curing disease or improving the quality
of life. Many of these agencies count on charitable
donations in order to fulfill their missions and
develop new programs to meet the needs of our
To be eligible for the UFCC, agencies must provide
programs or services in the counties located in
the North Central Florida area:
* Alachua *
* Bradford *
* Clay *
* Columbia *
* Gilchrist *
A Message from
UF Community Campaign Chair
Dr. Steve Dorman
Giving to the UFCC has never been easier! That's
right...giving is a click away! This year UF employees
can give online at http://www.ufcc.ufl.edu.You may
contribute by payroll deduction, check/cash or
direct bill.... but it is all done online.
The campaign steering committee and the
university leadership have been engaged in planning
this year's campaign.There will be a variety of
activities around the university and many of the
area coordinators are planning fun activities to
engage your participation in the campaign.
Last year University of Florida employees
contributed more than $1 million to support
the 80 agencies eligible for the campaign.These
agencies provide a wide variety of services to the
greater Gainesville community such as medical
assistance, legal help, environmental protection,
counseling, recreational opportunities and ensuring
that children start school ready to learn. Many
of these organizations count on your generous
donations each year to fulfill their missions and
meet the needs of their target populations.
This year's campaign goal is $1.3 million.We can
meet this goal if we will all work together.Won't
you help make our community an even better
place to live and work? Please join me in making a
contribution to this year's community campaign.
Thanks for your efforts..... and Gators.... give online!
A Message from
University of Florida President
J. Bernard Machen
Every year, University of Florida employees dem-
onstrate their commitment to our community
by participating in the UF Community Campaign
(UFCC). The campaign has raised more than
$1 I million for charitable organizations since its
beginning in 1993.
Seventy-four local agencies will benefit from the
funds raised through the 2008 UFCC. These
agencies make an impact on many local needs
- affecting the lives of children, the disabled, and
those with serious illnesses. The UFCC agencies
protect the environment, shelter animals, and
assist the elderly. Donors to our campaign can
give to all agencies with one contribution to the
campaign or can designate specific agencies for
This year's campaign theme is "Gators Give
Online." In keeping with our goal of sustainability,
we are moving to an online campaign that will
greatly reduce printing, paper, and mailing costs.
In addition, the online program will give us up-to-
date results on our donation totals.
Please join me in a commitment to helping the
agencies that help our community. Our goal for
the 2008 campaign is $1.3 million. Together we
can meet the goal and fulfill our commitment to
a better life for all in our region.