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UF Foundation: Common Types of Gifts

  • Endowed Gifts

    Endowed gifts require a minimum gift of $30,000.  Pledges may be made over a period of up to five years.  Such gifts are crucial to the College of Engineering, as they provide departments and institutes financial support to attract and maintain elite faculty and students.  While each endowed gift is different, some common uses include funding for students, faculty, teaching, research, lectures, and student clubs.
  • Non-Endowed Gifts

    Cash and securities are the most common non-endowed gifts. These types of gifts can be made to fund countless items, including specific programs, scholarships, faculty support, libraries, equipment or overall support of the College.
  • Planned Gifts

    Planned giving refers to a variety of charitable arrangements whereby an individual commits a future contribution to the University of Florida while deriving certain present benefits from the gift.  Visit UF’s Planned Giving website to learn more about the ways you can give a planned gift.
  • Online Gifts

    Thank you for giving back to ESSIE. The generous gifts of our alumni, students and friends are a significant contribution to our mission of fostering an environment where the brightest minds collaborate to ensure a world that embraces sustainability of infrastructure and the environment.

    You may make a gift using one of the links at the bottom of this page. All gifts are included in the University’s campaign, Go Greater.


Department of Civil & Coastal Engineering


Department of Environmental Engineering

  • Corporate Matching Gifts

    Find out your company’s charitable gift policy with UF, by visiting the Foundation’s Corporate Matching website.  A matching gift from your employer can double or triple your contribution, so request a matching gift form from your corporation and return it signed and completed with your contribution.


For more information contact:


detailsEmrick, Keith, Director of Development | Telephone: (352) 294-7848 | Email: