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Our Supporters

UNF established the LGBTQ Center in 2006 to provide a much-needed safe space for LGBT students. Over the past decade, it has far surpassed UNF’s vision for LGBT support, education, and resources with a commitment to equality and respect for all people. This is thanks to the longtime support of community members and their dedicated staff. What did we accomplish with your help?


  • UNF ranked in the Top 50 LGBT-friendly Colleges and Universities – in the nation! 
  • Certified over 300 faculty and staff as allies through the Safe Space: LGBT Identities cultural competency training program
  • Brought the first “out” transgender artist to MOCA Jacksonville, a cultural institute of UNF
  • Launched a community-based LGBT student mentoring program with support from the LGBT Community Fund for Northeast Florida, The Weaver Philanthropic Initiative, and Michael Miller
  • Increased LGBT visibility through Enrollment Services webinars and targeted recruitment of LGBT students

Here at UNF, we believe in developing the best citizens and leaders for our community. We need your help so that we can continue to lead, educate, and advocate for a world that welcomes, supports, and invests in LGBT people. We can’t do it without you! If you would like any further information, please contact Kathleen Leone, (904) 620-1838 /


Building Bridges Sponsors

Thank You to Our Sponsors


Private Partner 
Title Sponsor
  Delores Barr Weaver
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Benefactor Sponsors
Glenn Miller Michael Miller
The DuBow Family Foundation 
Supporter Sponsors 
 Best Bet Photography  Joe Barton & David Rinzler
Kevin Gay & Jesse Kraker Ali & Brent Trager
 VyStar Credit Union

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 Designed Events Logo
Ally Sponsors 
Edi Castro & Glorida Perino Frieda & Leonard Saraga
Randy Kammer & Jeff Wollitz Ronni Sanlo & Kelly Watson
Tom Serwatka & Michael Breen Troy Spurlin Interiors
UNF Hicks Honors College
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Friend Sponsors 
Mark Leatherwood Shine Wise & Charles William Shine Wise 
UNF Coggin College of Business 
UNF College of Arts & Sciences 
UNF College of Education & Human Services  
Annual Support 
The Brandon Choy & Dan Morgann Programming Endowment 
 LGBT Community Fund (Crop)