Mission critical support

Donors step up to help UF Health with COVID-19 response and more

By: Joan Andrek
Doctor Dean Hautamaki Sarasota physician R. Dean Hautamaki, MD ’89, secured a gift from the Flanzer Trust to support UF Health’s COVID-19 efforts. Photo by Jesse S. Jones
  1. $100,000
    Gift from Flanzer Trust to establish COVID-19 Rapid Response Fund
  2. $130,000
    Gift from Flanzer Trust for robot to speed segmentation of novel coronavirus samples
  3. $100,000
    Gift from First Coast Relief Fund to equip and implement telehealth program at UF Health Jacksonville
  4. 30,000+
    Units of PPE from donors around the world
  5. $17,000+
    Gift for mask prototypes
  6. $12,000+
    Gifts from donors to UF Health in observation of National Doctors’ Day March 30
  7. $10,000
    Contributions in just a few days to a newly established patient care fund
Employees deliver Sonny's B-B-Q to workers on campus. Sonny’s BBQ donated hundreds of meals to UF Health front-line workers during the height of the pandemic. Organized by John Kirkpatrick of Sonny’s, the donation provided delicious food to workers in between first and second shift. Photo by Jesse S. Jones
A man bends down to pick up a cardboard box while wearing a face mask. Gainesville's Chinese community raised over $30,000 in three days to provide UF Health hospitals with personal protective equipment. Photo by Jesse S. Jones
A man carries several boxes filled with Girl Scout Cookies Dozens of community organizations and restaurants have donated meals, snacks and other consumables for the health care teams, including 177 cases of Girl Scout Cookies donated by A-Turner Moving and Storage. Photo by Louis Brems