Taking UCF Higher

The University of Central Florida Foundation, Inc., is the official fundraising arm and gift beneficiary for the University of Central Florida.


Our Mission

The UCF Foundation encourages, stewards and celebrates charitable contributions from alumni and friends to support the University of Central Florida.


Our Work

Private gifts to UCF from alumni, friends and corporate partners are increasingly vital in enabling the university to withstand fluctuations in state funding levels. But the lasting impact of philanthropy goes well beyond filling the gaps between public funds and rising costs. Gifts from individuals and organizations are a vote of confidence in UCF's vision and mission of educating our future workforce, fostering innovation and strengthening Florida's economy. Endowed scholarships, named faculty chairs and other privately funded resources help raise UCF's national visibility and increase our competitive edge, help more promising students afford a UCF education and, ultimately, create a brighter future for Central Florida.



We are development officers, accountants, communications professionals and database managers. We are event organizers, administrative assistants, HR specialists, student workers and investment fund managers. Inspired by the generosity of UCF alumni and friends, we are optimists, committed to every donor at every level. For a complete listing of foundation staff, please visit our professional staff page.


OUR Board

The UCF Foundation's volunteer board of directors is composed of community leaders who volunteer their time to guide the foundation. The board has many different roles, including acting as a financial and investment advisor; assisting with real estate policies, procedures, potential transactions and other real estate issues affecting the foundation; providing general direction of fundraising plans; and managing and governing the business affairs of the foundation.