The most ambitious fundraising effort in the University of Central Florida’s history, IGNITE: The Campaign for UCF seeks to inspire $500 million in mission-critical support from alumni, friends and partners by the middle of 2019. Always an innovator, UCF stands poised to emerge –with your help –as a new model for public higher education in the 21st century. In the IGNITE campaign, UCF Rosen College of Hospitality Management seeks to raise $30 million in direct support for Rosen College students, faculty, and facilities. Give a gift to fulfill priorities that include:
- Student scholarship: We seek to provide both educational excellence and access by offering students a private college experience at a public university cost. As costs such as housing rise, so does our students’ need for financial assistance. Privately funded scholarships ensure that Rosen College will continue to help talented young people fulfill their dreams – and continue to provide our industry with highly skilled, 21st century leadership.
- Faculty excellence: The college’s need for additional faculty has become critical in order to support the expanding enrollment of the student body and new degree programs. Faculty support provided through private donations allows Rosen College to recruit the best and brightest faculty members whose talents leave an indelible mark on their students, their colleagues and the industry.
- Building expansion: As Rosen College continues to grow to meet the demands of the hospitality industry, we have exceeded capacity in our current building. A 40,000-square-foot addition to our main building, with additional educational, administrative and event space, will allow us to better accommodate our current enrollment, plan for future growth, and provide even greater service to our industry partners.
- Innovative Education: Rosen College is dedicated to developing new degree programs and collaborative industry opportunities that continue to meet the demands of the ever-changing hospitality and tourism industry. With private philanthropic support, we seek to launch a new degree for Life Care Management, and we will open the Laboratory for Innovation in Hospitality Technology, as a collaborative enterprise with industry partners. Each of these innovative curricular concepts is a first-of-its-kind, and will be made possible through the generosity of our donors.
Please join us in ushering in the next generation of hospitality leaders by making your gift today.
Donor Spotlight: What Inspired You to Give?
Alinda Ramos, ’96
Alinda Ramos recently established the Pay It Forward Scholarship for Rosen College students. She herself attended college on full scholarships and wanted to give back.
“Pay it Forward Scholarship is just that. While I was at UCF, my tuition was 100% covered due to the generous scholarships available. I wanted to pay forward what was given to me, so that other students can benefit as well.”
Every contribution to the Rosen College makes a difference.