By Wendy Sarubbi | April 8, 2024 12:39 pm

UCF Day of Giving this Thursday, April 1, is a full day to celebrate UCF and show the world what it means to be a Knight. And it’s a chance to  support what you love best at the College of Medicine – our students, research, patient care and community outreach.

You can learn about how your gift will help at the medical school’s Day of Giving website. And don’t forget to come back there on April 11 to make your gift —

There you’ll see:

  • Scholarships that will help us attract the best and brightest students for our M.D. and Burnett School of Biomedical Sciences
  • Funds to support research into finding cures for diseases including cancer, Alzheimer’s disease, heart disease and malaria
  • Support for our graduate medical education (GME) programs that are training residents and fellows in needed specialties to help ease Florida’s physician shortage
  • Programs that support College of Medicine faculty physicians, who provide primary and specialty care across our community
  • Programs that help our students – including those facing emergencies and those in recovery as they  pursue their UCF education
  • Community programs that serve our community’s medically underserved

“Day of Giving is  a day where we get to show our support of each other, for the College of Medicine, for the work we do and the commitment we make to our community,” said Dr. Deborah German, vice president for health affairs and dean of the UCF College of Medicine.

Every gift matters. A $10 donation, for example, can purchase thermometers for families at our free clinics or wound care packages for our clinic that cares for patients experiencing homelessness in downtown Orlando. As Dr. German explained, “Whether you are giving $10 or $1,000, you are making a difference.”

Day of Giving contests, stories and celebrations will be all over social media on April 11. So please join in. By liking and sharing on social, engaging your fellow alumni, friends and family, you’re sharing amazing things happening at UCF. Visit the College of Medicine Facebook page at

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