FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS
We welcome your questions, frequently asked or otherwise. If you have one that doesn't appear on this page, please don't hesitate to contact us.
If UCF is a public university, why does it need private support?
As a state university, the University of Central Florida receives a small percentage of its annual budget directly from the state. The rest of its operating revenues come from other sources such as student tuition and fees, federal and state grants and the generosity of UCF donors. As higher education competes with other demands on the state’s budget, state dollars are diminishing as a percentage of UCF’s budget, and private gifts are increasingly important to UCF.
Your gifts are important in providing resources for scholarships and endowed faculty positions—both of which are vital in helping UCF attract and retain the brightest students and the most gifted faculty members. In addition, charitable support is necessary to advance student programs, build new facilities and support the important research conducted at the university.
How does the foundation determine its fundraising priorities?
With input from the college deans, UCF's president and provost determine the fundraising priorities of the UCF Foundation.