From the newest to the oldest and all those in between, scholarship gifts help the college attract and retain the best students. They also lessen the financial burden so academic pursuits can take priority. In the above video, some of the 2014-15 UCF College of Sciences scholarship recipients expressed their gratitude to the scholarship donors. This year, $45,000 in financial assistance was provided for 24 scholarship recipients. Thank you to everyone who has made an investment in these exceptional UCF College of Sciences students.
In the above video Marine Biologist Duane E. De Freese, Ph.D. explains why he set up an estate gift for the UCF Sea Turtle Program. Dr. De Freese currently serves as the Vice President for Science and Business Development for AquaFiber Technologies Corporation. AquaFiber is a high-tech water remediation firm capable of treating millions of gallons of surface water per day.
Below you will find additional information on donations and you can find a full list of gift planning options by clicking here.
Ways To Give
Endowed scholarships enable us to attract and retain the best and brightest students throughout the state, region and nation. These are gifts to UCF which are invested in perpetuity to provide ongoing and stable funding for student scholarships, academic chairs/professorships and academic programs.
The minimum funding levels required to establish a named endowment are
generally as follows:
- Student scholarship and program support begins at $25,000
- Endowed faculty support begins at $150,000
Endowments can honor individuals and perpetuate shared values. Many of UCF’s endowments have become family traditions with succeeding generations adding gifts to the principal established by the founding donors.
Planned gifts provide long-term benefits. In considering your plans for the future, you are most likely thinking about how to take care of your family and make a lasting difference in the lives touched by UCF. You can create a bequest of any dollar amount, gift specific property or designate a percentage of your estate in your will or trust plan. Or you may find it works better for you to gift a remaining portion of your IRA or 401(k) plan.
Giving by bequest costs nothing now, yet it may give you a great deal of satisfaction to know that your future gift will live on. An outright gift from your estate is entirely free from federal estate taxes. This means UCF is able to use the full amount of the bequest.
For more information or to establish an endowed fund, please contact: Ray Allen, Director of Development, College of Sciences at 407-823-1952 or firstname.lastname@example.org.