Employees define the future of health care, together

Published: September 19th, 2016

Category: annual giving, Raising Hope at Work

Raising Hope at Work logo_FEvery year, some of our most passionate supporters are our own employees. Through the annual “Raising Hope at Work” employee giving campaign, UF Health Shands and UF College of Medicine faculty and employees have joined together since 2009 to raise money for the biggest needs of our organization.

From June 1 through Aug. 19, staff members raised more than $200,000 for the UF Health Heart & Vascular Hospital and the UF Health Neuromedicine Hospital; as well as the George T. Harrell, M.D., Medical Education Building.

Three-year employee Mary Porter, a medical assistant in the UF Health Shands Women’s Center, supported this year’s campaign by donating to the medical education building.

“I chose to support the medical education building because I believe that it takes teamwork to make any dream or vision come true,” Mary said.

The new medical education building is the official home of the UF College of Medicine, built around a revised curriculum that better meets the demands of the changing health care landscape.

“I appreciate the fact that the new building provides an environment for medical and physician assistant students to practice safe and compassionate clinical care – something I’m passionate about,” she said.

Learn how you too can help define the future of health care by supporting the UF College of Medicine’s greatest needs.