Thank you for your interest in making a gift to the Whitney Laboratory for Marine Bioscience at the University of Florida. We are deeply appreciative of your continued philanthropic support, as donations are critical in filling the gap between research awards and state funding to continue education and discovery.Make a Gift
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Your investment in the Whitney Laboratory is an investment in the students and faculty who live, learn and work here today and in future scientists whose scientific curiosity was sparked here.
The countless scientific discoveries, medical breakthroughs and advances in basic biological science inspired by the experience of the Whitney Laboratory touch our friends and neighbors everywhere. The experimental biologists of tomorrow will be shaped by the impact of your gift. As we build on understanding of ocean health and conservation your support is key.
This is a general fund that provides for the day to day operations of the Laboratory.
Its funds have been used to support travel for students, bringing lecturers for the Evenings at Whitney Lecture Series, minor acquisitions and fund raising activities and events.
This is the most flexible of the funds and, consequently, is very important to the overall activities of the Laboratory.
The Education Fund supports the Laboratory’s outreach education programs to local schools and our community and allows us to educate over 5,500 K-12 students in eight counties with hands on science learning. Of these students, 42% are Title 1 Underserved School Children.Make a Gift
This fund supports Whitney Lab’s operations of the rehabilitation and research facility for Sea Turtles impacted by fibropapilloma in the North Florida region.Make a Gift
The Whitney Laboratory campus is growing and much of this growth has and will be made possible through contributions to our Capital Fund. A new capital campaign for The Center for Marine Animal Health and a new Whitney Research Village is currently underway.
Donations to this fund may be eligible for a one-for-one match by the state of Florida. For naming opportunities and general gifts please click below to contact Jessica Long, Senior Director of Advancement.
This fund supports the activities of the Oyster Restoration Initiative at the Whitney Laboratory.Make a Gift
This fund supports the activities of the Indian River Lagoon Clam Restoration.Make a Gift
Champion UF’s and Whitney Laboratory’s aspiration to Go Further by supporting a faculty endowment at the Whitney Laboratory in your passion area.
There is a opportunity to see your endowment impact earlier with a critical match available this year.
Why Faculty Endowments Matter:
1. IMPROVE UF’s and Whitney’s ability to recruit and retain talented faculty.
2. STRENGTHEN Whitney’s academic programs, enhancing UF’s reputation as an elite public research university.
3. PROVIDE a funding stream for student stipends, equipment, seminars and other tools that advance research and academic pursuits.
4. POSITION the UF Whitney Laboratory to secure additional grants and resources.
For Planned Giving Opportunities contact firstname.lastname@example.org.
If you would like more information or have questions, please contact:
Jessica Long, Senior Director of Advancement
To contribute by mail, make your check or money order out to: UF Foundation, Inc.
Memo line: Whitney Laboratory Fund # _____
Attn: Jessica Long
Whitney Laboratory for Marine Bioscience
9505 Ocean Shore Blvd.
St. Augustine, FL 32080
Please click here for online giving.
All privately donated funds for the Whitney Lab are handled by the University of Florida Foundation Inc., a non-profit, 501(c)(3) organization that receives, invests and administers private support for the University of Florida. Visit the Foundation web site to explore the many gift types and UF incentives.
All donations are tax deductible to the fullest extent of the law, to be counted in the calendar year donations must by made by 12/31 either online or postmarked by that date.