Memorials & Tributes


Make a gift. Honor a life.


Honor the memory of a loved one by giving the gift of hope and love, or celebrate the life of a friend or relative by making a contribution to UF Health in lieu of flowers. There are many ways you can help make a difference in the lives of our patients:


Make an Online Gift


Make a donation and designate which area you would like your gift to support – patient care, research, education, building and renovation, etc. UF Health will notify the person or their family.

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Group Donations


Set up group donations, including an online donation site. Contact us and include the following information so we can assist:

  • Your name;
  • Name of the person you would like to honor;
  • Contact information of the family or person who should be notified of the gift;
  • Where you would like the gifts directed.

Obituary Notices


Include memorial gift information in obituaries. Sample sentences include:

  • “In lieu of flowers, please honor ‘MR. SMITH’s’ memory by making a donation to UF Health Shands Hospital. Gifts may be mailed to UF Health Office of Development, P.O. Box 100386, Gainesville, FL 32610. *Please indicate on your gift that it is directed to UF Health Shands Hospital and that it is in MR. SMITH’s memory.”
  • “Gifts in memory of ‘MR. SMITH’ may be made to UF Health Shands Hospital by mailing to UF Health Office of Development, P.O. Box 100386, Gainesville, FL 32610.” *Please indicate on your gift that it is directed to UF Health Shands Hospital and that it is in MR. SMITH’s memory.