For this year’s UCF’s Day of Giving, Jeff Moore, dean of the College of Arts and Humanities, and his wife Mindy want to celebrate and honor their parents and grandparents for giving them the gift of music. The Moores, who have already made UCF a beneficiary in their estate plans, recently announced an additional $100,000 gift to UCF that will benefit our students today.

And, thanks to the UCF co-investment program, the UCF Challenge, the Moores’ gift has increased impact. In total, the Jeff and Mindy Moore Endowed Music Scholarship Fund will grow to $120,000.

“Although my family wasn’t wealthy, they were my biggest supporters and encouraged me to follow my dreams of pursuing a musical education,” says Moore. “I was the first in my family to go to college, and I knew that if I wanted to study percussion, I would have to get academic scholarships. By honoring Mindy’s parents and grandparents with this gift to our endowed scholarship, Mindy and I want them to know how much their support and love has meant to us over the years. Their greatest wish is to have us continue to pay it forward by helping as many students as we can.”

Moore is passionate about making sure UCF students have scholarship opportunities that allow them to continue to pursue their love of music and the arts.

“It is such a valuable investment that when you look at the different ways you can use money to make a difference, I don’t know if there is a higher return on investment than that – you change someone’s life and you change the lives that the person intersects with,” says Moore. “We can think of no greater way to honor our parents and grandparents.”