Gator Boosters, Inc. is the fundraising arm to the University Athletic Association. As a member of “The Team Behind the Teams,” you are part of a membership that contributes approximately one-fourth of the program’s operating budget.
By purchasing season tickets to Football, Men’s Basketball and/or Baseball, varying contributions to the Championship Experience Fund are listed depending upon your seat location within each venue.
The Championship Experience Fund helps provide funding for athletic scholarships that pay the academic costs of our more than 500+ student-athletes for all 21 sports. These costs include, and are not limited to...
A term synonymous with the biggest and baddest Gators in the Swamp, our Bull Gator program is comprised of an elite group of individuals and businesses, from all over the country, who have one common bond – a love of Gator Athletics and a desire to support the program at the highest level.
You don’t need to have season tickets to become a member of Gator Boosters. By contributing to the Game Changer Initiative, Gators everywhere can support our student-athletes and athletics program by directing their annual contribution to our facilities master plan.
All contributions will receive (3) Loyalty Points for each $100 and are non-tax deductible. Loyalty Points impact the seating priority status of our season ticket holders. If you currently don’t have season tickets, these points will remain on your account and will be there should you ever decide to purchase them.
The construction, renovation, expansion, and maintenance of our athletic facilities is essential to ensure the success of our athletics program. It is our facilities that enables us to recruit and retain the best coaches and student-athletes, and allows us to provide a top notch fan experience.
Recognition for major gifts to facilities are often associated with naming opportunities, specific to the project the donor chooses to support.
Naming opportunities and their corresponding gift amounts vary based on the scope of the project.
If you are interested in making a major gift, please contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org
When you support an athletic endowment, you give student-athletes something they might not have otherwise had, a shot at a top-quality University of Florida education. Funding an endowment is also one of the most significant ways to insure the future success of the university’s athletic program.
Below is a list of active group-funded endowments that anyone can contribute to at any dollar amount. Donations not attributed to one of these endowments will go into our general “Athletic Education Fund” endowment.
Special endowments to consider:
Leonard George and Willie Jackson, Sr. began their collegiate football careers at the University of Florida in the fall of 1969. Leonard and Willie faced two distinct challenges as they put on Gator helmets for the first time: Leonard and Willie were the first African-American scholarship football players at UF and NCAA rules of the era did not permit freshmen to participate in a varsity game. By 1970, the duo of sophomores competed on the field in a varsity game and sealed their legacy as history-making Florida Gators.
A dedicated group of former Gator football players have come together to mark the 50th anniversary of this milestone by creating an endowed football scholarship honoring Leonard and Willie. The Leonard George and Willie Jackson, Sr. Scholarship Endowment will provide funding for football scholarships in perpetuity and continue their legacy for generations to come. The Leonard George and Willie Jackson Sr. Endowment Committee (John D. Williams, Wayne Fields, Jimmy DuBose, and Melvin Flournoy) want to encourage other Gator athletes to support this endowment.
Flowers have traditionally been the most common sympathy gift. But today, more and more people are choosing to make a memorial donation instead of or in addition to sending flowers to grieving friends. A memorial donation is a charitable gift made in honor of a person who has died. It’s easy to make a memorial donation — all you have to do it choose the “Gator Boosters Memorial Fund” scholarship endowment fund from the options in the payment portal below and the amount you want to give. You are also welcome to send us a check or contact our staff person listed below.
It is almost always appropriate to make a donation in memory of someone who has died. It’s a positive contribution to the world in their honor, and that’s likely to be appreciated by their loved ones. If the obituary requests memorial donations in lieu of flowers, that means the family actively wants people to contribute in their loved one’s memory rather than sending flowers.
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Sample verbiage for obituary: In lieu of flowers, (family of deceased) is asking all friends and loved ones to make a donation to the Gator Boosters “In Honor of Excellence” athletics scholarship endowment fund on www.gatorboosters.org