A Special Way to Support UCF Students

Parent & family philanthropy 

 

Dear Parents,

I care deeply about lots of things at UCF. Number one being my status as a proud UCF Parent of a junior studying mechanical engineering. Another is athletics — I hold season tickets to Knights football and basketball and I love to tailgate with my family.

I am also passionate about giving back. I believe it takes a community to help young adults succeed in secondary education. When parents are able to contribute more to help students other than their own, it enhances the quality of the university experience for all.

That's why I did not hesitate when I was asked to serve as Chair of the Parent & Family Philanthropy Council at UCF. 

With a student body as large and economically diverse as UCF's, there is no shortage of ways to be of service. I hope you'll join me and other UCF Parents to support Knights whose parents might not be able to help. 

I look forward to working with you to make a difference in the lives of all Knights.

Sincerely,

Roslyn Burttram P'20 

 

WHAT IS THE PARENT & FAMILY PHILANTHROPY COUNCIL (pfpc)?

The PFPC is a leadership board of parent volunteers who serve a one-year renewable term. Members enjoy developing a connection with the university and with each other, and many parent volunteers choose to stay active on the committee even after their children graduate.

The Council's goals are to raise awareness, increase philanthropic support, and become more involved with the university to enhance the UCF experience for all Knights.

To join the PFPC, please fill out our interest form.

 

What are the requirements of the PFPC? 

  • Make a leadership gift commensurate with philanthropic capacity and passion for UCF;
  • Welcome new parents to UCF;
  • Serve as ambassadors to UCF and build relationships between parents and the university;
  • Help identify potential Council members;
  • Attend Council events as schedules allow.
 

give to the parent & family fund

Last year, almost 2,000 parents gave about $1.4 million to support important student programs like Knight Watch, for those first-time-in-college students who face academic challenges; Knights Helping Knights Pantry, which provides food, clothing and toiletries to students in need; and Career Services, to help Knights prepare for their professional careers after graduation.

Please join other UCF Parents and give now to support student programs through the Parent & Family Fund.



Learn More

To learn more about becoming a member of the Parent & Family Philanthropy Council or supporting the Parent & Family Fund, please contact Annie O'Donnell '08 '10MBA, director of Parent & Family Philanthropy, at annie.odonnell@ucf.edu or 407.882.0542.

You may also make a convenient online gift to the Parent & Family Fund.

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