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UF/IFAS Advancement

UF/IFAS Advancement

The VP Promise is a commitment to support and enhance programs that enrich the educational experience for undergraduate students in the UF/IFAS College of Agricultural and Life Sciences (CALS). Interim Sr. Vice President Rob Gilbert invites you to join in this promise by supporting opportunities beyond the classroom.

We believe every undergraduate student should have this opportunity, regardless of their financial circumstances. Our students will experience an unparalleled collegiate journey that stands out among—and above—our academic peers. Join us with a gift to one of the following funds:

General Enrichment Support 

These funds provide flexibility in supporting diverse student enrichment experiences.


Increasing practical knowledge of a career path through an internship contributes to a student's individual success. This kind of practical experience helps students define their career interests.

Research Opportunities

Research provides undergraduates with valuable hands-on experience and important connections with faculty and researchers that can translate into opportunities post-graduation.

Leadership and Community Engagement

Experience in leadership and service prepare students to be society-ready.

Study Abroad

Global perspectives help our students tackle the world's greatest challenges.  

Academic Competitions

Many majors and student organizations offer the opportunity to represent the university on competitive teams. Team members develop employability skills such as decision making, teamwork and communication. Additionally, they have the opportunity to travel and network with peers across the country.


For information about how CALS students can apply for financial assistance through VP Promise funds, visit 

If you wish to establish an endowment/fund other than the ones listed above, please reach out to UF/IFAS Advancement at