Speaking of partnerships, the Office of Development includes another important collaborator, Children’s Miracle Network. UF Health Jacksonville’s affiliation with CMN leads to the facilitation of gifts for a wide variety of pediatric care initiatives. Formerly a separate office, we are delighted CMN is now part of the Development team.
In addition to strategic partnerships, the Office of Development actively seeks major gift support for UF Health Jacksonville priorities, such as named spaces in the hospitals and clinics, and endowments that support research or faculty in a specific specialty or patient care initiatives. We work with alumni, foundations, corporations and private individuals to procure these resources. We would love to learn more about your work, especially if you believe it could be of interest to a specific group or person.
A recent example of a significant gift was the contribution from The Players Championship, which awarded our campus $50,000 for echocardiographic equipment for the Center for Simulation Education and Safety Research. Such technology and training allow our providers to continuously hone their skills and provide safe, high-quality patient care.
We appreciate this opportunity to introduce ourselves and the work of our office. Never hesitate to contact us with any questions surrounding private philanthropy for UF Health Jacksonville and UF COMJ.
The Development team
Karen Babcock, M.B.A., is director of development for UF Health Jacksonville and the UF College of Medicine – Jacksonville. She is responsible for cultivating new relationships, soliciting major gifts and continuing to advance strategic priorities through philanthropy. Her role also includes directing the operations of Children’s Miracle Network Hospitals Jacksonville. Contact Babcock by email at firstname.lastname@example.org, by office phone at 244.1015 or by mobile phone at 566.1661.