About Us



Founded in 1969, the UCF Foundation, Inc., is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization. Led by a volunteer board of directors and staffed by more than 100 professionals including fundraisers, information experts, accountants, communicators and more, today’s foundation works with donors to the University of Central Florida to help them maximize the impact of gifts ranging from $5 to many millions. Gifts are used to fund student scholarships, invest in faculty excellence, construct new facilities, expand important programs and much more.

Our Mission 

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

Our Vision 

Powering partnerships and transforming lives through philanthropy.

Our Values 




Donor Centricity









Board of Directors

The UCF Foundation, Inc. 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.

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Professional Staff

The UCF Foundation, Inc. is staffed by a variety of professionals who are committed to every donor at every level. The UCF Foundation is part of UCF’s Division of Advancement, which also includes UCF Alumni, whose staff listings can be found here


If you’re a skilled, committed advancement professional with a collaborative spirit, a belief in the potential of higher education to change lives, and a passion for making your community and your world a better place through the singular power of philanthropy, you belong at UCF.

News and Publications

The UCF Foundation, Inc. publishes IMPACT magazine three times a year for alumni, friends and partners of the university who have made philanthropic commitments. An Annual Report to donors is released at the end of each calendar year, and frequent donor stories appear on the UCF News site.

Donor Relations and Stewardship

Donor relations ensures that our donors experience high-quality interactions with UCF that foster long-term engagement and investment. This includes focus on gift acceptance, management and acknowledgment; donor recognition, including recognition societies, honor rolls and events; impact reporting and stewardship.

Meet some of our donors and learn why they give.

Are you a donor with questions? Please contact: [email protected]