Raising Hope at Work starts June 1

A message from the Campaign Steering Committee

Together, we can do so much! We are pleased to kick off Raising Hope at Work by requesting that our faculty and staff of UF Health Shands and the College of Medicine come together to make an investment in the future of health care.

Raising Hope at Work gives us an opportunity to create a strong and successful future for our institution. Gifts from faculty and staff members send a message to our community that we are an organization worth investing in.

Contributions to this year’s employee campaign help fund initiatives vital to our growth as a premier institution:

• The UF Health Heart & Vascular Hospital and UF Health Neuromedicine Hospital: Offering expert care to a rising number of patients with heart, vascular and neurological illnesses, these world-class hospitals will equip UF Health physicians with the best resources available to treat the most complex cases in the region — changing more lives than ever before.

• The George T. Harrell, M.D., Medical Education Building: The medical students in this building will one day have an immeasurable impact on our nation’s health care. Designed to accommodate a collaborative, technology-rich curriculum, this building serves as a hub of discovery, knowledge and patient-centered care.

This year, we want to encourage all faculty and staff to participate in Raising Hope at Work. Your contribution, at any level, counts toward our greater goal of improving health care. Please join us as we pledge our support to transform patient care, education and discovery. We look forward to raising hope at work with each of you this year. Thank you for all that you do.

To learn more about this year’s campaign and to make your pledge today, visit RaisingHopeatWork.org.


The Raising Hope at Work Steering Committee


Ed Jimenez
Chief Executive Officer
UF Health Shands


Henry V. Baker, Ph.D.
Hazel Kitzman Professor and Chair
Department of Molecular Genetics & Microbiology
UF College of Medicine


Timothy Flynn, M.D., F.A.C.S.
Senior Associate Dean for Clinical Affairs
UF College of Medicine
Chief Medical Officer
UF Health Shands


Sonal Tuli, M.D., M.Ed.
Professor and Chair
Department of Ophthalmology
UF College of Medicine

P.S. You will receive a campaign brochure by mail with more information about Raising Hope at Work, including employee testimonials about the campaign.


Leading by Example

The Raising Hope at Work employee campaign relies on our team champions to lead their colleagues by encouraging participation in the campaign. Some of the team champions have been a part of our organization for more than 20 years. Others recently joined the UF Health family. We thank our volunteers for their time and extraordinary effort.

Click here for a list of this year’s champions. 


How to Give

Hour of Power: As a part of the “Hour of Power” program, you can make a payroll deduction equivalent to one hour of your pay, per pay period. All employees who participate in the “Hour of Power” program will be invited to a recognition event with UF Health leadership.

Payroll Deduction: Any amount will make a difference. A payroll deduction pledge allows you to make a generous contribution in manageable amounts each pay period. You can designate a specific amount to be deducted from each paycheck. Over time, your gift will add up to a significant sum.

Online via credit card 

Return your pledge card to your team champion.

Cash or check: Drop off to the 1329 Building, Suite 3150 (1329 SW 16th Street) or send to:

UF Health Office of Development 
Attn: Raising Hope at Work 
PO Box 100386
Gainesville, FL 32610