IMPACT: The Magazine of the UCF Foundation 

IMPACT: The Magazine of the UCF Foundation

Spring 2021 | Issue 1, Volume 5

UCF continues to innovate and inspire thanks to 
the commitment of alumni, friends and partners.
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Ever since Florida Governor Farris Bryant signed the legislative bill on June 10, 1963 to officially create a new state university, UCF has been breaking ground — literally and figuratively. 

The acquisition of 1,227 acres of land in East Orlando that later became the university campus was helped along by the philanthropy of 89 local families who pledged nearly $1 million of their own resources to secure the location. Their generosity resulted in the university’s formal groundbreaking on March 19, 1967. 


The rest, as they say, is history.

Today, UCF continues to break new ground, whether literally on its campuses or figuratively through innovation — as evidenced by the life-changing bionic arms being created at Limbitless Solutions, the transformative healthcare delivery that defines Lake Nona's Medical City, or the inspirational teaching methods used by top-notch educators on all of UCF's campuses.

In the new issue of IMPACT, we celebrate the vision and generosity of not only the founding families, but alumni, friends and partners — people like you — who have helped make UCF's groundbreaking success possible.

Powering the Future

We believe that philanthropy, like education, has the power to change lives. We know you have choices in your charitable giving, and through the work we do together, we hope to give you every reason to choose UCF.

© University of Central Florida Foundation, Inc. 2021