Foundation – The Villages®

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.

Driving Stroke Care Excellence Home

Mobile Stroke Treatment Unit

Join us as we raise funds to bring this innovative new program to The Villages. Our community deserves the very best in stroke care…and time is brain. 

stroke unit

Cycling, Galas, Concerts and more

Signature Events

Our events make giving back enjoyable and rewarding. More importantly, donor support provides essential resources needed to deliver excellent health care.

Big bike weekend

Helping students achieve Dreams

Scholarship Program

You can help encourage and enable local high school seniors and hospital employees to pursue degrees or certificates in the health care industry.

Scholarship reception

leave a legacy

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.

The Villages Nurses uniform

Shopping for a good cause

Retail Sites

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

Ye Olde Thrift Shoppe

Philanthropy with a purpose

Learn More

By inspiring philanthropic investment, our Foundation is elevating the services and level of care at UF Health The Villages® Hospital!

Golf car main entrance

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, Manager, Ye Olde Thrift Shoppe
  • Cathy Reardon, Senior Development Associate
  • Lili Rodas, Special Event Coordinator
  • Deidre Rosemond, Patient Navigator
  • Shelly Scarbrough, Philanthropy Operations Coordinator
  • Judy Shepherd, Assistant Manager, Ye Olde Thrift Shoppe

Foundation board members

  • Michael Pape, chair
  • George Counselman, vice chair
  • Gloria Counselman
  • Andre Nacaxe
  • 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

Contact Us

1501 N. U.S. Highway 441, Suite 1829
The Villages, FL 32159

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.