George Harrell Club

The George Harrell Club is the prestigious donor organization founded in 1988 to recognize those individuals who generously provide gift income to the University of Florida College of Medicine.

The Club’s name honors the College’s founding dean, a physician and educator who was invited to come to Florida in the late 1950s to help build a college of medicine that would be renowned for its quality of education while supplying the state with knowledgeable, compassionate and skilled physicians. Dr. Harrell passed away in 1999, but he will be remembered as a visionary who believed in the importance of patient-centered physician training, and his leadership greatly influenced the core of the College’s education programs.

To date, George Harrell Club donors have contributed more than $2.4 million to special endowment funds to further the educational mission of the College.

Alumni, friends, faculty and staff may join The George Harrell Club with an annual gift of $1,000 or more for funds that support student scholarships, programming for alumni, students and Housestaff, and the Harrell Center.

Those funds are:

Membership in the Harrell Club is renewed annually in accordance with the University’s fiscal year calendar (July 1 – June 30).

Levels of Membership

Annual Membership

Requires an annual gift of $1,000 or more. Gifts may be designated from the funds indicated above.

Lifetime Membership

Requires a commitment of $25,000 or more. Gifts may be designated as above, and may be made in the form of cash, securities, or property, with an appraised value of at least $25,000, a documented bequest of $50,000 or more, or a life insurance policy of at least $125,000.

Founder’s Membership

Requires a commitment of $100,000 or more over a period of three to five years, in the form of cash, securities, property or a documented bequest of $200,000 or more, or a life insurance policy of at least $500,000. A gift of $100,000 entitles you to the privileges of membership in the UF President’s Council.

Make a gift online

For more information on The George Harrell Club, contact the Office of Medical Alumni Affairs at 352-273-5939 or email us at drgator@health.ufl.edu.