What is the Give to Gators Campaign?
The Give to Gators Campaign gives employees is an opportunity support University scholarships that benefit UHD students. Funds raised UHD student scholarships and programs. Gifts the Give to Gators Campaign help the University to provide addition support to students and relief the financial burden that many of them carry due to lack of funding for tuition and fees.
Is my gift tax-deductible?
Yes. UHD is qualified as a tax-exempt organization under section 115(1) of the IRS Code, so all gifts to UHD are tax deductible. To find out more about tax deductibility, visit the IRS at www.irs.gov.
Why does the University need annual giving support?
State funding and student tuition cover only a percentage of the University's operating budget. Gifts from faculty, staff, students and friends help support our programs, provide scholarships and improve our campus.
I can only make a small contribution. Does that really help?
Absolutely…it all adds up! For example, if 50 people each gave $25, this could provide $1,250 toward a student's annual cost of books and supplies. If 50 employees each pledged $15 per pay period, it would provide $9,000 and cover the cost of tuition and books for two undergraduate students for an entire year. Every dollar counts. UHD employees who also give serve as an example for Gator Alumni to become loyal donors as well.
How does the University use my contributions?
It’s your choice—direct your gift to the college, program or scholarship—the area(s) you designate will receive 100 percent of your gift.
If you’d prefer, select UHD Annual Fund or any college’s excellence fund to give an unrestricted gift. We will direct the funds to the greatest needs of the university or college.
Where can I direct my gift?
We’ve provided a
list of the most commonly-supported funds for your convenience. If you want to support a program or scholarship that is not on the list, contact Sandra Jacobson at 713-221-8184 or
How can I contribute?
There are many options for making gifts to the University, but we encourage you to make your gift online through the Payroll Deduction Form. You also can make a gift by cash or check payable to UHD or American Express, Discover, Visa or debit card.