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Gator Nation Giving Day - 2/20

Discussion in 'RayGator's Swamp Gas' started by oragator1, Feb 20, 2020.

  1. oragator1

    oragator1 Premium Member

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    Last year was the first one of these, they raised close to 13 million dollars for UF, with over 11k people donating. They are shooting for 15k this year. Lots of departments, scholarships, athletics choices to choose from. As you probably saw last week, Trey Burton has ready pushed in 100k for atheletics. And alumni giving rate is a factor in the USNews rankings based on percentage who donate, so any contribution there helps UF’s ranking.
    For me, I gave to the Machen scholars this year - it gives scholarships to kids who come from homes whose average family income is 20k or so. Any kid coming from that background who can figure out a way into a place as competitive As UF has earned some support in my book. Anyway, will be fun to watch the numbers today.

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  2. FatherGoat

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    That's awesome man. How can I give to the Machen scholarship? Is it through the firm?
     
  3. oragator1

    oragator1 Premium Member

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    Gator Nation Giving Day
     
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  4. SeabudGator

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    Bump to the top. We speak proudly about the fantastic education all students (including athletes) get at UF, and any support for such a great economic engine for our state and nation is a blessing. From medical (research that could save your life) to engineering to education to scholarships for all types of kids, etc. - lots of great ways to be support this great institution.
     
  5. Jayhovah

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    I wonder if the 4895492867 emails they have sent me today are working to raise the donations.
     
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  6. obgator

    obgator All American

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    I donated to the Graduate Student Education and Research Fund. Go Gators!
     
  7. rebelgator

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    If you are donating, consider giving to a program that has a match. It will double the money to UF. Gator Nation Giving Day
     
  8. oragator1

    oragator1 Premium Member

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    10.8 million here, pushing 20 million overall.
     
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  9. twodaparty

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    I gave to the same one you did.
     
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  10. oragator1

    oragator1 Premium Member

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    Coming up on the 15k goal in donations, almost 23 million raised.
     
  11. oragator1

    oragator1 Premium Member

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  12. jlight

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    That’s impressive! Great job Gator Nation!
     
  13. WhattaGator

    WhattaGator "Where's The Beef"?? (Or the crabcakes, etc.)... VIP Member "Cook Shack Chef"

    Superb!!

    An actually mind blowing 24 hours!!
     
  14. twodaparty

    twodaparty GC Hall of Fame

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    Funny how little attention this thread got. We have a lot of big talkers on GC who criticize when they don’t go to games and more importantly don’t put their money where their mouth is in supporting the university.
     
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  15. vaxcardinal

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    Spurrier and Wuerffel emailed me but I was waiting for Tebow to email me requesting a donation
     
  16. swampbabe

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    Exactly
     
  17. WhattaGator

    WhattaGator "Where's The Beef"?? (Or the crabcakes, etc.)... VIP Member "Cook Shack Chef"

    I guess that everybody was too busy giving. :)
     
  18. jeffbrig

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    I didn't donate, because I had just paid my ticket renewal and booster fees earlier this month.
     
  19. RayGator

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    It’s always great to read good Gator news on GC.
     
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