Given Monica's dedication to a variety of charitable and volunteer causes, the family believes she would have preferred a lasting contribution to others in lieu of flowers.

We have established an endowed scholarship in her memory for the University of Florida Wildlife Ecology Department. Contributions may be made to the University of Florida Foundation, Inc. with memo that they be used for the Monica Stokely Memorial Scholarship (Fund #F014233) and mailed to :

        The Florida Fund
        P.O. Box 14425
        Gainesville, FL 32604-2425.

You may also donate online by noting in the comment field that this is for the "Monica Stokely Memorial Scholarship Fund #F014233".

There is also a Facebook Cause setup to raise awareness among her friends about this scholarship.

Endowment Basics

4% of the endowment will be given out as scholarships each year, 1% is used for administrative expenses, and the remaining investment income is used to grow the endowment over time so that the scholarship in future years will offer larger awards.

State Matching Funds

After raising $100,000 for this scholarship, UF will apply to the State of Florida for an additional $50,000 in matching funds, so that the total endowment size will reach $150,000. At that level, the endowment could provide roughly $6,000 per year for student scholarships in perpetuity.