Direct gifts — whether cash, check or via credit card — are critically important to UCF because they can be put to work immediately, increasing their impact and extending their reach. Giving online through UCF’s secure giving site allows us to address the university’s most urgent needs today.
A pledge is a statement of intention to make a gift to UCF. Donors who seek to defer the bulk of their giving until a future date, or who want to give via installments over time, may use this giving strategy. Pledges are typically made with a preliminary first installment gift and provide a source of consistent and dependable funding for the university.
Monthly deductions via your checking or savings account or via credit card are a simple way to maximize your gift and sustain your impact through regular and consistent contributions to students, faculty, and programs at UCF. Many donors find they can increase their support to UCF by giving less, more often. Regular monthly deductions quickly add up to a larger annual gift than you might have thought possible.
A planned, or deferred, gift — such as a bequest made through your will or a gift of life insurance — enables you to make a larger gift to UCF than you may have thought possible while providing financial security for you and your family.
Gifts of stock can be designated to support an area most meaningful to you. Gifts of appreciated securities are tax deductible at their full market value. In most cases, appreciation in the value of the security benefits the University and is not taxable to the donor.
Real Estate Gifts
By making a gift of real estate, you can leverage a significant asset for your benefit and the university’s. While supporting UCF’s mission, you can save on taxes, increase your income, and/or reduce the burden of maintaining or selling your property. Gifts can be made with residential, commercial, or undeveloped real estate.
Why I Give
I have been donating to the Dean’s Society since its inception. The College and the Dean need to be able to take advantage of unique opportunities which can be met with these unrestricted funds.
Lucy W. Ertenberg, M.D.