Recognition societies celebrate and thank alumni and friends who continue to make it possible for UCF to reach for the stars through their personal philanthropy.

UCF’s donor societies acknowledge alumni and friends who invest annually and consistently, and celebrate donors who have made significant gifts that will impact the university for generations. UCF founding President Charles N. Millican led with a commitment to two tenets, “Accent on the Individual” and “Accent on Excellence.” 

Through our giving societies, UCF remains committed to these tenets and will deliver customized and unique experiences to thank our donors while inspiring continued investment in our mission. The university honors all requests for anonymity.

The Constellation Society

The Constellation Society is UCF’s premier donor recognition society, honoring alumni and donors who have made transformational philanthropic investments in UCF through cumulative lifetime giving of $100,000 or more. We honor the deep commitment of these donors to advance UCF’s mission, and actively work to keep Constellation members closely engaged with the university and informed about the impact of their gifts.

The Constellation Society was newly launched in July 2022 and replaces the previous Mercury, Apollo and Pegasus Societies. Read more about the Constellation Society.

The President’s Circle

The UCF President’s Circle recognizes donors whose cash giving is more than $1,000 in a given calendar year. Composed of alumni, friends, parents, and faculty and staff members, the President’s Circle is as exciting and dynamic as the university it supports. Members are regularly recognized for their leadership-level support and treated to benefits like insider updates and exclusive invitation-only opportunities to stay connected and engaged with the university and informed about the impact of their giving. Read more about the President’s Circle.

UCF Foundation

Millican Society

The Charles Millican Legacy Society honors individuals who make a planned gift commitment to benefit UCF and have informed us of their generous intent. The society is named in honor of the university’s first president, Dr. Charles N. Millican, widely considered to be “the father of UCF.”

Black & Gold Loyal

Black & Gold Loyal honors alumni, parents and friends who have demonstrated long-term commitment to UCF through consecutive years of giving. Membership in this society is maintained by consistent yearly giving of two or more years, regardless of amount.

The Shareholders Society

The Shareholders Society, established by UCF Athletics in 2018, recognizes donors that make charitable gift commitments of $25,000 or more ($5,000 or more annually over a five-year pledge term) to UCF Athletics beyond their support as a season ticket-holder. Society members will be appropriately stewarded with exclusive, unique engagement opportunities at each level of recognition. Read more about the Shareholders Society.

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