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Giving Societies

One of many ways we recognize the invaluable support private donors provide to UCF is by honoring them as members of one or more prestigious giving societies. For more information about any of these societies, please contact Christine Rutherford-Williams at 407.882.1267 or christine.rutherford@ucf.edu.

 

H. Trevor Colbourn Society

Membership in this society is reserved for individuals, corporations and organizations that make cumulative gifts of $1 million or more and is named for President Emeritus H. Trevor Colbourn.

 

The Pegasus Society

This society 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 the amount.

 

The President's Circle

This society recognizes those who give between $1,000 and $25,000 in any given year. Among its membership are four special groups:

Founders

The Founders level recognizes donors giving between $20,000 and $24,999, helping to fund innovative new programs, bringing a breadth of experience to students and prestige to the university.

Fellows

The Fellows level recognizes donors giving between $5,000 and $9,999, and can provide seed funding for new programs across UCF. Even when there is a clear need, funding a new program can be challenging, and private gifts help bridge the gap.

Leaders

The Leaders level recognizes donors giving between $10,000 and $19,999, helping to keep UCF on the cutting edge of research and discovery in part by recruiting faculty members of the highest caliber—one of UCF’s top priorities.

Members

The Member level recognizes alumni and friends giving between $1,000 and $4,999 and helping expand the breadth of the student experience by fostering intercollegiate organizations and competitions.

 

The Millican Society

This society honors individuals who make a planned gift commitment to benefit UCF and is named in honor of the university’s first president, Dr. Charles N. Millican, who was chosen by the Florida Legislature in 1965 to help plan and build what was then called Florida Technological University. With a budget of $75,000, an office above a downtown drugstore and marching orders to make it happen, he worked magic, turning 1,227 acres of scrubland into a university to train future aerospace engineers and computer programmers. Millican stepped down as president in 1978 but remained on the faculty. By the time of his death in 2010, he was widely considered to be “the father of UCF.”

Dr. Charles N. Millican
 
Newest members of the H. Trevor Colbourn Society

The newest members of the H. Trevor Colbourn Society, Nancy and G. Thomas Bland,’75 and’79, were honored this summer at a private dinner with President and Mrs. John C. Hitt. In addition to the couple’s gifts to the UCF Foundation, Thomas has given generously of his time, serving as a judge for the College of Business Administration Entrepreneurship Competition and as a member of the CBA Dean’s Executive Council.

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