UCF Faculty and Staff Giving

Frequently Asked Questions


I already work here. Why should I give?

Your gift helps fund important programs at UCF. As a faculty or staff member, you know areas of need that may not be well-supported. Your participation helps the quality of our university grow and thrive while encouraging the support of donor in the community.

How much should I give?

Every dollar makes a difference. No gift is too small. Whatever you can give is meaningful and has a great impact on students and programs.

I already made a gift to UCF this year. Will that count toward My Faculty and Staff Giving?

Yes. Any gift or pledge made by a UCF employee during the current fiscal year — July 1, 2021, to June 30, 2022 — will count toward this fiscal year's faculty and staff giving.

Should you wish to have your gift count towards a specialty campaign such as UCF Day of Giving or Giving Tuesday, you will need to make your gift during those specific campaign time frames.  No matter when you make your gift, in any campaign throughout the fiscal year, it will count towards your overall faculty and staff giving. 

Can I specify where my gift goes? 

Yes. You may designate your gift to support any active program or fund you choose. Funds are searchable by keyword or name on the online form. Or visit the recommended funds page.

Can I designate Gifts to more than one area? 

Yes. You may give to multiple programs or funds. Simply follow prompts on form to add additional gifts. 

Is my gift tax-deductible? 

Yes. Your gift is eligible for a tax deduction in accordance with IRS regulations during the calendar year that you make your gift. Consult your tax professional for more information. Should a benefit or item be available for a specific campaign, the amount of the benefit/item will be deducted from your giving total or you may waive the benefit/item.

Can I make my gift through payroll deduction?

Yes. You may make your gift by payroll deduction online. Simply complete the online form. One-time, bi-weekly (up to 25 installments) and recurring payroll options are available. 

Can I name UCF as a beneficiary in my estate?

Yes. You may designate the UCF Foundation, Inc., as a beneficiary to your life insurance policy, retirement plan or will. For more information, visit the Planned Gifts webpage or call 407.882.1220.

What if my spouse OR DOMESTIC PARTNER works for a matching gift company?

If your spouse’s or domestic partner's employer participates in a matching gift program, complete the paper or online pledge form (each employer has different requirements), and return it to us. You may include it along with your contribution and pledge form, or you may submit it within a month of your donation. To see whether your spouse's employer matches gifts, visit the matching gifts page.

When will I receive my tax receipt?

Payroll deduction — You will receive an email receipt in January.
Check or credit card donations — You will receive an email receipt within 7-10 business days of the processing of your gift.

What is UCF Day of giving?

UCF Day of Giving is a celebration of Knight Nation! It's our chance to bounce together, make a big splash and cheer for all things Black and Gold. During this 24-hour event on April 7, 2022 gifts will make a lasting difference in the lives of our students, propel groundbreaking research by you, our faculty and staff, and help us strengthen the future of our university. Help make a direct impact by making a gift to a fund or area you're passionate about.

What happened to the faculty and staff campaign?

We've changed it up a bit. It's now part of UCF Day of Giving! As faculty and staff you have the opportunity to make your UCF Day of Giving contribution early during the VIP Phase. Your gift of any size will count toward our overall total (and help your unit get a head start on the leaderboards!) on April 7, 2022. By giving early as a VIP, you will ensure that we head into UCF Day of Giving with momentum and make a splash! Thank you for leading the way and lending your support as we fuel the future of our great university. 

Thank You!

Faculty and staff have helped raised more than $10 million dollars and had more than 14,000 participants over the last decade. The top areas supported were First Generation Scholarships, the Knights Helping Knights Pantry, Area of Greatest Need and the Student Emergency Fund. We could not have done it without all of our faculty and staff donors and volunteers.