MR. CARL WISLER AND MIDGE SMITH VISITING RESEARCHER ENDOWMENT
With more than 10 million specimens, the McGuire Center for Lepidoptera & Biodiversity houses one of the world’s largest Lepidoptera collections, representing most of the world’s estimated 20,000 butterfly and 245,000 moth species. When you make a gift to this endowment, you directly support the collaborations and partnerships that are critical to growing the McGuire Center’s thriving research and conservation programs. Visiting researchers funded through this endowment will work with staff and students to curate and digitize the collections, accelerate and share knowledge, and contribute to publications.
WHAT IS “STAND UP & HOLLER?”
Stand Up & Holler is UF's fifth annual giving day, a full 24-hour fundraising event, calling on all University of Florida alumni, students, faculty, staff, families and friends to come together to support UF and all of its areas of positive impact in our state, nation and world. The event takes place on Feb. 16, 2023, beginning at 12 a.m. EST and concluding at 11:59 p.m. PST.
WHAT IS THE GOAL?
Our goal is 27,000 gifts in 24 hours. Gifts can be directed to the school, department, research initiative, campus activity, UF program or an area of greatest need that means the most to you.