Alumni CLASnotes Spring 2009
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Are You In the Circle?

Are You In the Circle?

The Dean's Circle recognizes the generosity of alumni, friends, faculty, and staff who make annual gifts of $500 or more to the Dean's Fund for Excellence. As a member of the Dean's Circle, your investment helps meet the educational needs of our students; take advantage of extraordinary opportunities; and meet new challenges in teaching, research, and service. The Dean's Fund for Excellence provides the resources needed to fund scholarships for undergraduate and graduate students; offer students and faculty seed grants for pursuing new research interests and other academic endeavors; provide scholarships and awards to students for travel abroad experiences and experiential learning; invest in new technologies and equipment; and improve classrooms, labs, and other facilities.

To demonstrate our appreciation, members receive invitations to events hosted by the Dean and on-campus lectures and symposiums. In addition, Dean's Circle members are recognized in CLASnotes magazine, the e-newsletter of the College of Liberal Arts and Sciences, and online on the Dean's Circle honor roll.

Membership Levels

  • Scholar $500-$999
  • Fellow $1,000-$2,499
  • Associate $2,500-$4,999
  • Advisor $5,000-$9,999
  • Director $10,000-$24,999
  • Chair $25,000-$49,999
  • Tenured $50,000+

Membership is based on a fiscal-year calendar from July 1 to June 30.

To join the Dean's Circle or to make a contribution, please visit or complete the form and mail to: College of Liberal Arts & Sciences, University of Florida Foundation, PO Box 14425, Gainesville FL 32604. For more information, please contact Christy Popwell or Melissa Tyrone in the CLAS Office of Development and Alumni Affairs: 352-392-5471,,

Can't afford to join the Dean's Circle at this time? We still need your help, even if you only have a few dollars to share. Gifts of any size are greatly appreciated and may be eligible for a charitable income tax deduction.

Visit to make an online gift.

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