The University of Florida Medical Guild recently pledged $200,000 in support of the UF Health Palliative Care program. This is the third endowed gift by the UF Medical Guild. The first gift benefitted the Equal Access Clinic in 2019, and the second supported the UF College of Medicine’s annual graduate student awards in 2020.
The UF Medical Guild was founded in 1959 by faculty wives of the UF College of Medicine, which was newly chartered in 1956. The Guild’s membership expanded in 2017 to include anyone who supports the mission of the Guild (to promote friendship among the members and to render service to UF Health and the communities it serves). This has remained steadfast throughout its sixty-year history.
Since 1972, through members’ volunteer efforts and giving, the UFMG has donated over $2 million dollars in the form of:
- Student scholarships and awards
- Grants to UF Health and the community of Alachua County
- Special gifts to UF Health include a $50,000 gift to the Garden of Hope in 2009 and endowments for $250,000 and $200,000 in 2019 and 2021, respectively.