Stand Up and Holler Thank you #All for the Gators

Thank you, Business Gators!

Wow! The response from the Warrington College of Business community to the inaugural Gator Nation Giving Day in February was nothing short of amazing. Thank you, Business Gators! It was a historic day for the university with 11,535 donations made by alumni, students and friends in all 50 states and 73 countries, totaling $12.6 million.

Warrington was well represented with 582 gifts, the third highest number of any initiative on campus. We are humbled to see this level of participation from our passionate alumni base, which raised $86,013. Your generosity inspires us to work even harder to move the College forward.

Private gifts are an important way for alumni to ensure their alma mater remains elite. They elevate the value of a Warrington degree, no matter when it was received.

The College’s three priority funds saw the most activity. The Warrington Excellence Fund, the Doug Snowball Accounting Excellence Fund and the MBA Excellence Program all benefitted from the strong participation numbers. Program directors will be able to improve their programs in multiple ways, including student experience enhancements and more scholarship dollars.

As support grows, Warrington also moves up in business rankings around the world. In recent U.S. News & World Report rankings, the UF MBA Full-Time program earned its highest-ever ranking at No. 9 among publics, and the Online MBA program consistently ranks among the best in the world. With five master’s programs in the top five publics and the Heavener School of Business ranked in the top 20 publics, Warrington has never had this level of success.

Your generous gifts are the reason that is possible. We are grateful for your support and thank you for participating in the Gator Nation Giving Day.


Go Gators!

Jon Cannon

Executive Director of Development