UCF and the Heart of Florida United Way
A Partnership for our Community
UCF’s Live United Campaign
UCF participates in an annual pledge drive in support of the Heart of Florida United Way. This campaign is more than a pledge drive – it is our students, faculty, and staff coming together to advocate, volunteer, and donate. Special events, fundraising activities, involvement and award opportunities, and much more occur throughout the month of October. A student committee plans the events for the student body; a team of more than 200 individuals implements the faculty and staff campaign activities. Together, we make a difference for our community!
Campaign Impact Since 2011, UCF has contributed $577,000 through our Live United campaign.
Prior to 2011, UCF contributed more than $2 million dollars through the Florida State Employees’ Charitable Campaign (FSECC), which was our previous employee giving program.
Service Learning Opportunities for Students
The Heart of Florida United Way, as well as many of its more than 50 partner agencies, provide volunteer, internship, and employment opportunities to UCF students. Members of our Knight Family share their skills and expertise in a wide variety of disciplines such as public administration, social work, evaluation and measurement, marketing, and communications to support the work of the United Way in Central Florida.
If you are interested in learning more about these opportunities, please contact us at email@example.com.
UCF’s part in the Investing In Results model
The United Way’s Investing In Results model offers donors a way to invest in specific categories of need in our local community that have been identified as the most critical. The research that identified the focus areas was conducted by UCF’s own Dr. James Wright, professor, Department of Sociology. Dr. Michael Frumkin, Dean of the College of Health and Public Affairs, serves as chair of the Alleviating Hunger and Homelessness Cabinet and is a member of the Investing in Results Cabinet.
Members of our University of Central Florida community serve on boards and other leadership positions with the Heart of Florida United Way.
- Michael Frumkin, Dean of the College of Health and Public Affairs, Heart of Florida United Way Board of Directors
- Deborah German, Vice President for Medical Affairs and Dean of the UCF College of Medicine, 2013-14 Vice Chair of the regional Heart of Florida United Way Campaign Cabinet
- Helen Donegan, Vice President for Community Relations, Chair of the Heart of Florida United Way Women’s Leadership Council, Emeriti