Founding Donors

A Friends’ Foundation 
“Our family is very proud of what UCF provides for Central Florida. UCF and the medical school are pillars of this community. We want to be involved in the projects we consider to be important to Central Florida; which made it easy for us to contribute to the building of the medical school.”
Evans Hubbard

The Martin Andersen-Gracia Andersen Foundation, Inc.
“We felt that bringing a medical school to Orlando greatly benefits the community as a whole in a number of ways. The Foundation’s focus is the Orlando area; therefore we concentrate our grants on the initiatives that will provide maximum impact for the region. The College of Medicine is an economic driver for Central Florida that will help our business sector develop better-paying, higher-quality jobs. This will help people to help themselves and, ultimately, help others.”
T. Picton Warlow IV, Vice President


Bank of America Foundation
“As a Founding Member of the University of Central Florida College of Medicine, Bank of America is honored to have the opportunity to partner with the University during this historical time. We are confident the College of Medicine will contribute to changing the healthcare landscape for the Central Florida community by becoming a leader in innovative education, research, and patient care.”
John Moskos, President, Orlando and Central Florida

Brevard County Government 

Al and Nancy Burnett
“I feel that this is a necessary step if we’re going to head in the direction of a full-fledged medical school, which is what I hope we can accomplish in the next five, 10 or 15 years.”
Al and Nancy Burnett

City of Orlando

Darden Restaurants 

Demetree Family
“Having lived my entire life in Central Florida, I know how important it is to have access to the best medical care. We deserve the best for our families and children and I am fortunate enough to be able to help achieve that in some small way.”
Mary Demetree

Walt Disney World Resorts
“The UCF College of Medicine opens the door to higher education, the advancement of medical science, economic diversity for our region and continued growth for our community. Disney is honored and proud to be a supporter of this great new institution.”
Meg Crofton, President, Walt Disney World Resorts

Dr. Phillips Charities
“Sharing the vision with UCF and other Central Florida leaders, Dr. Phillips Charities is proud to have contributed to the development of a state-of-the-art, world-class medical school for our community. Dr. Philip Phillips and the Phillips family cared deeply about the health of their employees, building a hospital and providing staff and equipment to ensure they received the best possible medical care. Dr. Phillips Charities continues the Phillips family legacy by focusing a portion of our grantmaking on meeting the area’s health care needs. Congratulations to UCF, Dr. German and the UCF Medical School staff for the commitment to build a premier medical school in Central Florida which not only will benefit the community by training the physicians of the future but will help drive our economy for years to come.”
Robert L. Mellen, III President & CEO

Florida Hospital
“We contributed because this community needs doctors. UCF and Florida Hospital share a common vision for an innovative new medical school, and we are pleased to support the College of Medicine with every available source.”
Lars Houmann, FACHE President and CEO

The Elizabeth Morse Genius Foundation
“Jeannette Genius McKean, founder of the Elizabeth Morse Genius Foundation, and her husband, Hugh Ferguson McKean, were longtime supporters of Winter Park Memorial Hospital. They recognized the importance of medical care for the community and the critical role which physicians play in providing that care. The Trustees of the Elizabeth Morse Genius Foundation are pleased to have been able to support the University of Central Florida’s College of Medicine.”
Harold A. Ward, III, Chairman of the Board

Alan Ginsburg Family Foundation
“Being able to be a small part of providing learning tools for future physicians of the world seems to be a very worthwhile endeavor. My family and I are proud to have a small part in helping future healers.”
Alan Ginsburg

HD Supply
“HD Supply is dedicated to being a responsible corporate citizen in all aspects of our business, both internally and externally. From fostering a company culture in which integrity and honesty are core values, to supporting charitable endeavors and environmentally-conscious practices, we strive to make a positive difference in the communities where we live and work. It is also important to say that our associates exemplify our commitment to the communities. Our associates understand the value of and are personally involved in, being a positive presence. And, building and sustaining mutually beneficial relationships with communities and with institutions of learning are essential to the success of all involved. Any time we are well engaged with our local communities and schools, we all realize the benefits.”
Meg Newman, Senior Vice President

Beat and Jill Kabli
“I know of no more worthy investment in the future of Central Florida region than the University of Central Florida College of Medicine. Lives will be enriched, communities enhanced and the world changed for the better by this noble effort.”
Beat and Jill Kahil

Lake County Government 

Joseph R. Lee 

Mary and Dick Nunis
“We believe the UCF College of Medicine was needed in our community and that someday it would create one of the finest medical centers in our country and create a lot of jobs and opportunity in our community.”
Mary and Dick Nunis

Orange County Government 

Orlando Health
“As one of the leading healthcare providers in Central Florida, we understand how critically important it is for tomorrow’s physicians to receive the best possible medical education. UCF’s College of Medicine is a new beginning in the education and training of future doctors. Orlando Health is proud to partner in support of that effort.”
John Hillenmeyer, President & CEO, Orlando Health

Osceola County Government 

Larry and Janet Pino
The two of us considered the creation of a world-class medical school at UCF a seminal and unparalleled catalyst for the development of a thriving life sciences industry here in Central Florida. We are honored to have played a small role in that process.”
Janet and Larry Pino

Seminole County Government 

Sonny’s Franchise Company and the Yarmuth Family
“Sonny’s Franchise Company and the Yarmuth Families strive to maintain an unwavering commitment to our community. Contributing to the UCF medical center capitalizes on our invested interest in furthering higher education and positively impacting the quality of life for all Central Floridians.”
Robert Yarmuth

Tavistock Foundation Joe Lewis 

Wachovia Foundation 

Winter Park Health Foundation
“The Winter Park Health Foundation was pleased to be first in line with its $1,000,000 pledge to support construction of the UCF College of Medicine. We believe the new college has strong connections to our mission to create the healthiest community in the United States, and it has the potential to greatly enhance our work in the community. We both can take lead in helping make Central Florida a healthier place to live, work and play.”
Patty Maddox, President