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Ways to give

There are many ways you can make a difference at UF Health The Villages® Hospital and help us continue to provide the highest quality care.

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Heart and vascular program

Stand with us as we raise funds to support the expansion of our heart and vascular program.

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Signature events

Our events make giving back enjoyable and rewarding, while helping us deliver excellent health care.

Scholarship award programs

Scholarship program

You can help encourage and enable local high school seniors and hospital employees to pursue health care degrees.

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Retail sites

Did you know that 100% of the net proceeds from any of our retail sites stay right here in our community?

Hospital tours

We conduct hospital tours for groups of 8 or less. We also make presentations to clubs and groups in The Villages® and surrounding communities to keep everyone informed of the latest developments in the hospital. To request a hospital tour or presentation to your club or organization, please call her at 352-751-8173.

Foundation newsletters

View past issues of The Foundation News.

About the UF Health The Villages® Hospital Auxiliary Foundation

UF Health The Villages® Hospital Auxiliary Foundation was formed in 2013 as a 501(c)(3) organization to join and support the Auxiliary volunteers at UF Health The Villages® Hospital. The Foundation conducts programs dedicated to ensuring that adequate resources are available to maintain superior care at the hospital and it’s mission is carried out in a transparent and efficient manner.

Contact Us

1501 N. U.S. Highway 441, Suite 1829
The Villages, FL 32159
(352) 751-8871

Foundation development team

  • Erica Lebo, Executive Director, Foundation President
  • Kristopher Sargeant, Director Retail Services
  • Linda Crane, Gift Gallery Manager
  • Lou Emmert, Volunteer Coordinator
  • Curt Kroll, Co-Coordinator Ye Olde Thrift Shoppe
  • Cathy Reardon, Senior Development Associate
  • Deidre Rosemond, Patient Navigator
  • Shelly Scarbrough, Senior Development Associate
  • Judy Shepherd, Co-Coordinator Ye Olde Thrift Shoppe

Foundation board members

  • Andre Nacaxe, chair
  • Michael Pape, vice chair
  • Ron Brunner
  • George Counselman
  • Gloria Counselman
  • Paul Farineau
  • David Gardner
  • Gary Kadow
  • Diane Kupchak
  • Cynthia Parr Rabley
  • Angel Tafur, M.D.
  • Bonnie Waggoner
  • Christina Campbell
  • Sandie Witmer

Board emeritus

  • Christine Cote, M.D.
  • Thomas Fross
  • Maen Hussein, M.D.
  • Charles Smith
  • Jim Smothers


  • Cheryl Chestnutt, Vice President and Chief Clinical Officer, UF Health Central Florida
  • Heather B. Long, Chief Executive Officer, UF Health Central Florida

UF Health The Villages® Hospital Auxiliary Foundation is a 501 (c)(3) not-for-profit organization, supporting the programs and services of UF Health The Villages® Hospital. THE VILLAGES is a federally registered trademark of Holding Company of The Villages, Inc., and is used under license. UF Health The Villages® Hospital is a part of University of Florida Health. Your gift is tax deductible to the full extent allowed by law. A COPY OF THE OFFICIAL Registration and financial information may be obtained from the Division of Customer Services by calling toll-free 1.800.435.7352, within the state. Registration does not imply endorsement, approval or recommendation by the state. UF Health The Villages® Hospital Auxiliary Foundation’s Federal Tax ID is #55-0818419/CH26571.


If you would prefer to not be contacted about fundraising activities in the future, please provide your name, address, phone number and email address. This information is required, and it ensures you won't be included on future communications, including mail and email. Please allow at least two business days for processing. Thank you.

You can also submit this information via mail (please include your full name, address and phone number). You can reach us at two locations:

UF Health Leesburg Hospital Foundation: 701 N. Palmetto St. Ste G, Leesburg, FL 34748

UF Health The Villages® Hospital Auxiliary Foundation: 1501 N. US Highway 441, Ste 1829, The Villages, FL 32159

Or you can reach us by phone by calling 352-323-5502.