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University of Central Florida Foundation, Inc. Records

Identifier: UA05B

Scope and Contents

Series I: Administrative Files, 1968-2001 contains administrative documents from Board of Trustees/Directors and Executive Committee meetings as well as establishing documentation from the Foundation's history.

Series II: Fund-raising Files, 1974-2002 contains documents pertaining to the fund-raising aims of the Foundation and the subsequent contributions of its donors. Included are copyright registrations for the university's Alma Mater and Fight Song, plans to build a new Presidential home, and information about Presidential appreciation dinners for university donors.

Series III: Mackay Property Files, 1971-1998 pertain to the 133 acres of land donated by the Mackay family in 1964. Included are its deed and initial survey, along with subsequent surveys, appraisals and development strategies that were taken under consideration.


  • Created: 1968-2002



The entire collection is open for research.

Copyright Statement

Unpublished manuscripts are protected by copyright. Permission to publish, quote or reproduce must be secured from the repository and the copyright holder.

Biographical or Historical Information

The Florida Technological University Foundation, Inc. began in 1968, and is currently classified as a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization. According to its mission statement, the Foundation aids in the forging of relationships between the university and its alumni, faculty, staff, and the surrounding community. This aim is achieved through mutual participation in advancing distinguished programs and scholarship within the university. When FTU changed its name to the University of Central Florida, the foundation followed suit and became the UCF Foundation, Inc. in 1978. The foundation supports all aspects of fund-raising for the university from small amounts to large bequests.

The foundation's primary governing body is its Board of Directors, previously known as the Board of Trustees. There are a minimum of five officers within the foundation's government. These are the President, Vice-President, Executive Director, Secretary, and Treasurer. The Board is comprised of leaders in local business, politics, journalism, healthcare, and law, as well as University Presidents from past and present. An Executive Committee exercises the authority of the Board of Directors. Its members include Foundation officers, university officials, Board of Directors members, and the Chairs of other Foundation committees. These committees handle specific needs of the Foundation such as audit and finance, investment, development, awareness, stewardships, and trusteeships.


2 boxes (2.5 Linear Feet)


Initially founded as the FTU Foundation, Inc. in 1969, the UCF Foundation, Inc. is a non-profit organization that performs a multitude of services for the University of Central Florida, including acting as financial advisors, real estate consultants, and the university's primary fund-raising arm. This collection contains materials pertaining to the FTU/UCF Foundation, its creation, operation and fund-raising projects.

Arrangement Note

The collection is arranged in three series by type of document. Within the folders, materials are arranged chronologically.

Method of Acquisition

UCF Foundation Inc. donated these materials to the University of Central Florida Libraries, Special Collections and University Archives in 2007.

Accruals and Additions

Collection Identifier: CFM2007_03

Related Materials

For more information on university archives, please see our website. Further information about this collection may be found in the Presidential Papers of individual presidents, University of Central Florida Marketing Office Collection, University of Central Florida Board of Trustees Records, and the Vertical File.

Processing Information

Collection processed by and finding aid prepared by Ryan Groves in 2007. Materials were removed from binders and rehoused in pH neutral folders. Oversize documents were unfolded and placed in the flat file (FF). Metal paper clips were replaced with plastic. The finding aid was updated for consistency among all collections by Mary Rubin in 2012, resulting in edition 2. The finding aid was placed into Archon, with adjustments made for Archon and resulting in edition 3, by Mary Rubin in 2015.


University of Central Florida Foundation, Inc. Records
Ryan Groves
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Repository Details

Part of the UCF University Archives Repository

Special Collections & University Archives
University of Central Florida Libraries
P.O. Box 162666
Orlando Florida 32816-2666 US
(407) 823-2576