Heavener Hall and Gator Ubiquity Statue with the text Go Greater Warrington College of Business in the foreground

UF announces largest fundraising campaign in university history

The University of Florida has undertaken the most ambitious fundraising campaign in its history to continue its rise as one of the nation’s leading public universities, UF officials announced on Friday, October 13 at an exciting campus event. The $3 billion initiative — tagged Go Greater —is among the largest active campaigns for a public university and almost double the $1.72 billion raised during UF’s previous campaign, which concluded in 2012.

The campaign’s announcement follows UF’s No. 9 ranking on the 2018 U.S. News and World Report’s list of best national public universities; and it reflects a shared vision between state and university leaders for UF to be a global standard-bearer in higher education. University leadership expressed its gratitude to Florida’s governor and elected officials for their support in this private-public partnership.

“The Go Greater campaign is about the people, the families and the communities the university serves, from Gainesville to around the globe,” President Kent Fuchs said. “It’s about generating the resources that will allow us to lead the nation’s premier universities in exceptional education, impactful research and far-reaching public engagement.”

As part of the Go Greater campaign, the Warrington College of Business has a campaign goal of $250 million, focused on building the college’s endowment to provide increased faculty support and significantly enhance the student experience.

Warrington plans to grow its endowment to $300 million over the course of the Go Greater campaign. Doing so will allow the College to accomplish the following:

Invest in intellectual capital

  • Hire and retain high-performance faculty with a focus on research scholars and experienced practitioners
  • Strengthen the quality of the business Ph.D. program through an intensified recruitment process

Deliver high quality teaching programs

  • Develop innovative teaching methods to optimize curriculum delivery and meet diverse learning styles
  • Expand access to our combination degree programs
  • Employ technology to increase access, deepen understanding and improve efficiency of curriculum delivery
  • Expand scope of value-added training in communications, leadership and business ethics

Strengthen the student experience beyond the classroom

  • Enhance student career preparedness and professional development advising
  • Connect students with the business environment through real world activities
  • Expand access to our study abroad and global immersion experiences
Dean John Kraft speaking at the Warrington Campaign Kickoff Showcase in the North Court of Hough Hall with people seated at round tables

Dean John Kraft speaking at the Warrington Campaign Kickoff Showcase.

As part of the Go Greater campaign launch, the College hosted the Warrington Campaign Kickoff Showcase. Friends and alumni were invited to learn about the transformational impact of past campaigns in a presentation by Dean John Kraft and speak with different departments and faculty about their work and how it will affect the lives of the people of the state, the nation and the world.

The Go Greater campaign is expected to conclude in fall 2022. It is the university’s fourth campaign since 1986.

Read more about the Go Greater campaign.