The Shareholders Society, established in 2018, recognizes donors that make charitable gift commitments of $25,000 or more ($5,000 or more annually over a five-year pledge term) to UCF Athletics beyond their support as a season ticket-holder.
In recognition of generous support of UCF Athletics, members of the Society will be awarded 1 Society Share for every $5,000 of annual giving until the donor reaches $1 million in cumulative giving (threshold as of June 30, 2018). Shares are awarded annually and will be used for recognition and stewardship purposes.
Society members will be appropriately stewarded with exclusive, unique engagement opportunities at each relative level of recognition.
Commitments of $25,000 or more to the Society can be designated to any of the following athletic priorities:
• Capital/Facility Projects
• Sport-Specific Excellence Funds
• Dr. John and Martha Hitt Athletic Scholarship Fund
• Athletics Director’s Fund
• Legacy Circle
Donors committed to UCF Athletics at $250,000 or more ($50,000 pledged annually over five years or more) will be members of the Legacy Circle and awarded 10 Society Shares annually. Legacy Circle members will be appropriately stewarded at the Legacy Circle level of recognition over the term of the commitment.
Society members who exceed a lifetime giving for UCF Athletics of $1 million or more (threshold as of June 30, 2018) will be awarded 1 Society Share per $5,000 of lifetime giving and will hereafter be appropriately recognized with our highest level of stewardship and service known as “Legacy Knights.”
• Athletic Director’s Circle
Donors charitably committed to UCF Athletics at a minimum of $125,000 ($25,000 annually over five years) will be awarded 5 Shares annually and appropriately stewarded with exceptional engagement experiences.
• Preferred Shareholder
Donors charitably committed to UCF Athletics at a minimum of $50,000 ($10,000 annually over five years) will be awarded 2 Shares annually and recognized and stewarded with a thoughtful plan of engagement with UCF Athletics leadership and coaches.
Donors charitably committed to UCF Athletics at a minimum of $25,000 ($5,000 annually over five years) will be awarded 1 Share annually and recognized and stewarded with a thoughtful plan of engagement with UCF Athletics leadership and coaches.
Methods of Giving to Championship Resources
Gifts such as those listed below are recognized through our Shareholders Society stewardship program:
• Appreciated/Marketable Securities
• Real Estate
• Tangible Personal Property
• Paid-Up Life Insurance Policies
• Charitable Lead Trusts
*While deferred, planned estate gift commitments can significantly help UCF, such commitments are not eligible for Society stewardship programming.