Believing in What We Do
When you step up and show your support with a gift to the Believe campaign, you set an example for others, demonstrating that we are united in a common goal: making UCF the best it can be, now and in the future.
Thank you to all who attended the kickoff breakfast on Thursday, Feb. 2. View the exciting event photos and highlights.
The Believe campaign runs from Feb. 1-24, 2017
Year after year, UCF employees continue to do great things. Your commitment to the university is evident in your day-to-day work and in your generosity during the annual employee giving campaign, Believe.
We have made Believe a tradition at UCF for a decade, and the results have been a source of great pride. Contributions have steadily increased, and we have raised millions of dollars to benefit current and future Knights and faculty. We have expanded programs, enhanced facilities and much more. It is safe to say that the impact of Believe can be felt everywhere at UCF.
And it’s not just the biggest donations that we value. Donations of every size matter. While it might not seem as if a gift of $10 or $25 can affect the university, the fact is that every single gift counts. Combined with many similar donations made over the course of the Believe campaign, such gifts profoundly change the lives of our students.
Just as important as the number of dollars raised is the increase over the years in the percentage of faculty and staff members who donate to Believe. That growth speaks to your dedication to the university’s mission. As we reach out to alumni and friends to grow our base of charitable support, we are able to do so with a powerful message about the philanthropic commitments of our faculty and staff.
If you have not been a participant in this effort before, I invite you to consider joining Martha and me in making a difference in the lives of our students and faculty with a contribution this year.
If this is one of your special UCF traditions and you have given before, I offer my deepest thanks and hope that you’ll continue your support this year. As our student body grows, so does the need for student scholarships, more faculty, improved facilities and enhanced service-learning opportunities.
When you support the Believe campaign, you also support IGNITE: The Campaign for UCF. This year I have set a goal to reach a participation level of more than 2,000 faculty and staff during the Believe campaign. It takes all of us working together to make a difference.
Thank you for all that you do to IGNITE our university.
John C. Hitt, President