A Real Treat – Free Portfolio Reviews
We know Knights are generous and actively support their local communities and UCF, so in support of #GivingTuesdayNow, a global day to celebrate the creative ways humankind has been helping each other during the pandemic, we asked the Knights community to share positive stories of themselves or other Knights and how they’re exemplifying community service during the global pandemic. And Knight Nation delivered!
Here is the story of alumna Sherri Littlefield ’12:
“I joined forces with 19 other art dealers, gallery directors, photographers and more, and offered free 30-minute portfolio reviews, delivered via Zoom or Skype, to 100 emerging artists. The entire idea was planned by me, and was initiated through my gallery, treat gallery. I strongly believe in helping others, and there is no better time than now to use our skills toward social good. The slots were taken within an hour, and we’re planning a part two due to overwhelming popularity. We want to inspire others to treat others; we are stronger together!“
While we are inspired by these generous acts of kindness shared with us, we hope it inspires you make a positive change in the lives of others. You can show your generosity in a variety of ways during #GivingTuesdayNow, whether it’s helping a neighbor, advocating for an issue, sharing a skill or giving to causes. Every act of compassions counts.
If you feel compelled to support the UCF community during this time, there are various ways to get involved:
- Make a gift to support student scholarships or faculty research
- Write a note of appreciation to a Knight Nurse
- Attend a virtual event
- Sign up to be a volunteer with UCF Alumni
- Donate non-perishables to the Knights Helping Knights Pantry (Pantries located on the main campus, Rosen campus and Medical City).