Make a Gift to the Department of Surgery

Private philanthropy is the key to transforming medical research into effective treatments and cures for tomorrow’s patients. It is no secret that the most successful academic and medical programs are those with the strongest philanthropic support. Gifts and pledges to the University of Florida Department of Surgery  strengthen our patient care, research and educational training.


Please email Ted Kruljac, the Department of Surgery’s interim executive director of development, or call 352.627.7755 for more information.

Ways to give:

Division funds

Learn about established funds that help support the divisions within the department of surgery.

Department funds

Department of Surgery General Support Fund
Support our Department of Surgery.

Edward R. Woodward Society
Supports post-graduate medical education, service and research.

Edward M. Copeland III and Ann and Ira Horowitz Department Chair
Support the chair of the Department of Surgery in perpetuity.

*If you are interested in supporting a valuable Professorship, please contact Ted Kruljac at the number below.

Edward R. Woodward Professorship
Supports an endowed professorship in the Department of Surgery.

Department of Surgery Research Awards Fund
Supports research awards in the Department of Surgery at the college. The fund name will be changed to the “Lyle Moldawer, Ph:D. Surgery Research Awards Fund” at an appropriate time after Dr. Moldawer’s retirement or earlier departure from the University.

N. Joseph Espat, M.D. Family Visiting Lectureship in honor of Stephen B. Vogel, M.D. Fund
Supports the Stephen B. Vogel, M.D. visiting lecturer to attend the annual Woodward Society Spring meeting. If this meeting ceases to exist, the fund will support an annual Stephen B. Vogel lecturer at Surgery Grand Rounds.

Payment Options:

All gifts to UF’s Department of Surgery are administered by the University of Florida Foundation, Inc. for the intended purpose specified by the donor. All checks should be made payable to the University of Florida Foundation, Inc., which is a duly qualified charitable organization under section 501(c)(3) of the Internal Revenue Service code.

  • Email Ted Kruljac, the Department of Surgery’s interim executive director of development, or call 352.627.7755 for more information about giving.
  • 1.877.351.2377. We can immediately process MasterCard, Visa and Discover donations with the strictest of confidence.
  • Donate online to a Department or Division fund.


Department of Surgery
Attn: Ted Kruljac
3300 SW Williston Road
Gainesville, FL 32608