Donors and Friends
Gifts to the Aquatic Animal Health Program may be used in one of two ways: the entire amount of the gift may be spent directly for its intended purpose or the principal may be invested to create a permanent endowment. In the latter case, the endowment principal is invested by the University of Florida Foundation, which pays out 4-5% of the principal amount annually for the purpose of the endowment, with any excess earnings used to grow the principal. Universities nationwide have found that such a conservative payout policy results in an endowment that stays ahead of inflation over the long term. This ensures that your gift will continue to benefit generations to come. Additionally, multiple gifts for a common purpose may be pooled with the permission of the donors to qualify the combined amount for matching funds and/or endowment status.
Named Endowments: The donor of an endowment is granted the privilege of having a name of their choosing associated with the endowment and/or the endowed program or activity, such as a named professorship, laboratory or scholarship.
If you are interested in exploring these opportunities to support our programs please contact:
Mike Walsh, DVM
Co-Director of the Aquatic Animal Health Program and Clinical Associate Professor
Department of Large Animal Clinical Sciences
PO Box 100136
2015 SW 16th Ave
Gainesville, FL 32608
Tom Waltzek, MS, DVM, PhD
Co-Director of the Aquatic Animal Health Program and Assistant Research Professor
Department of Infectious Diseases and Pathology
PO Box 110880
Bldg. #1379, Mowry Road
Gainesville, FL 32611
Thank you to all who have contributed to the Aquatic Animal Health Program. We really appreciate it!
Special thanks to:
- Dr. Ed Noga
- Gainesville Offshore Fishing Club
- Scott and Cathy Peters
- Dr. Charles Fischman