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.

healing hearts one beat at a time

Heart & Vascular Program

Stand with us as we raise funds to support the expansion of our heart and vascular program at UF Health The Villages® Hospital!

Heart care

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

  • Jenna Krager, President/Executive Director
  • Linda Crane, Gift Gallery Manager
  • Lou Emmert, Volunteer Coordinator
  • Curt Kroll, Co-Coordinator Ye Olde Thrift Shoppe
  • Joe Maher, Chaplain
  • 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
  • Ron Dixon
  • Paul Farineau
  • David Gardner
  • Gary Kadow
  • Diane Kupchak
  • Joseph Lalonde
  • Cynthia Parr Rabley
  • Robert Reilly, M.D.
  • Scott Sander
  • Angel Tafur, M.D.
  • Bonnie Waggoner

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.