November 20, 2017
Dear Alumni and Center Friends,
I would like to take this opportunity to personally thank all of you who have made donations to the Carmen Diana Deere Director's Fund.
As former director of the Center, I created the fund to assist current and future directors in the mission to position the University of Florida as a preeminent institution in the field of Latin American Studies.
Your donations help the Center provide an exceptional academic environment with outstanding interdisciplinary academic programs. From our annual conference to unique student and faculty projects, every gift you make helps us invest in new initiatives that will prepare our students to become successful professionals and engaged citizens.
For this purpose, I want to help double your gift. I will personally match every donation that is made to the Carmen Diana Deere Director's Fund up to $35,000 dollars.
During this Thanksgiving week, please consider making a small contribution that will help our Center aim higher. Please go to the UF Foundation's website at https://www.uff.ufl.edu/giving-opportunities/019905-carmen-diana-deere-directors-fund-in-the-center-for-latin-american-studies/ and click 'Give Now.' Note that if you select to make a recurring donation, your impact will be even greater.
Once more, thanks to everyone who has contributed to the fund.
I wish all of you a Happy Thanksgiving.
Carmen Diana Deere
Distinguished Professor Emerita
Center for Latin American Studies