UCF Music Department

Support the Department

Make a Gift

Please click here to make an immediate online gift to UCF Music through the UCF Foundation secure website. Select UCF Music and the project of your choice in the drop down menu.

If you prefer to donate by mail, you can send a check made payable to “UCF Foundation, Inc.” with “Theatre UCF” in the memo line to the address to the right.

For questions and/or assistance, we invite you to contact one of our Foundation representatives (listed at right).

Ways to Give

There are many ways to give to UCF Music. Whether your gift qualifies as an Annual Gift, Endowed Gift, Planned Gift or Capital Project Gift, each type of gift makes an impact on current as well as future students and faculty of the UCF Music Department.

  • Annual Fund Gifts

    These yearly gifts of any dollar amount allow donors to have an immediate and direct impact on the daily lives of students and faculty. You may choose to designate your gift to the UCF Music department and select from a number of existing scholarships or faculty support. Click here to make a gift now.

    A named non-endowed scholarship can be created for a minimum investment of $10,000 over three years. A named non-endowed scholarship may honor an individual and perpetuate shared values.

  • Endowed Gifts

    The basic premise of an an endowed fund is simple. The principal of the fund is never spent. The gift is invested in perpetuity to provide ongoing funding for student scholarships, academic chairs, professorships and academic programs.

    The minimum funding levels required to establish a named endowment are generally as follows:

    • Student scholarship and program support begins at $25,000
    • Endowed faculty support begins at $150,000

    Endowments can honor individuals and perpetuate shared values. Many of UCF's endowments have become family traditions with succeeding generations adding gifts to the principle established by the founding donors.

  • Gift Planning

    Gift Planning offers donors a variety of gifting methods that allows them to make larger gifts, increase their current income, provide tax savings and, most importantly, leave a legacy for future generations at UCF. Effective gift planning allows you to express your personal values by integrating family, financial and charitable goals. Gifts such as bequests from wills, trusts, charitable gift annuities, retirement plans and life insurance policies provide valuable support. For a confidential consultation regarding your philanthropic planning, please contact Jeff Coates.

  • Capital Project Gifts

    Gifts to fund capital projects, such as the UCF Performing Arts Center are critical as we continue to develop our physical infrastructure. The Performing Arts, including music and theatre, continue to grow rapidly in size and quality. In order to meet the needs of our students, we need new and enhanced facilities to provide them with the environments they need to learn and thrive. Many opportunities for support, including naming opportunities are currently available.

Designate Your Gift

When making a gift or pledge via mail or online you may choose to designate (restrict) your gift to UCF Music and one of the following projects. If you do not see the area or scholarship you wish to support, please contact Jeff Coates for assistance.

  • Friends of Music (General department account) COAH000051
  • Choir COAH000052
  • Jazz Band COAH000053
  • Marching Band COAH000054
  • Orchestra COAH000055
  • Music Scholarship COAH000056
  • Chamber Music COAH000066
  • Opera COAH000214

Corporate Matching Gifts

Many employers sponsor matching gift programs and will match the charitable contributions made by their employees. Rules vary by company, but many will double or triple employee gifts and some will match gifts by retirees or spouses. To initiate a matching gift, you may call your human resources office for forms. Look up your employer's policy on matching gifts.


Your personal contacts for supporting UCF Music:

Kara Robertson
Director of Advancement
College of Arts & Humanities

UCF Foundation, Inc.
College of Arts and Humanities
P.O. Box 161990
Orlando, FL 32816-1990
Music Department • College of Arts & Humanities at the University of Central Florida
Phone: 407-823-2869 Fax: 407-823-3378 • E-mail: ucfmusic@ucf.edu