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Parent and Family Philanthropy Council


"When parents are able to contribute more to help students other than their own, it enhances the quality of the university experience for all." -Roslyn Burttram P'20



UCF students and alumni would be nothing without the parents who get them here. As parents of Knights, you are invited and encouraged to get in the game yourself by joining our Parent and Family Philanthropy Council (PFPC).


This is a leadership board of parent volunteers who serve a one-year renewable term. Members enjoy developing a connection with the university and with each other. Many of our parent volunteers even choose to stay active on the committee after their children graduate!


The council aims to raise awareness, increase philanthropic support and become more involved with the university to enhance the UCF experience for all Knights.


Members of the PFPC are required to:

  • Make a leadership gift commensurate with philanthropic capacity and passion for UCF
  • Welcome new parents to UCF
  • Serve as ambassadors to UCF and built relationships between parents and the university
  • Help identify potential council members
  • Attend council events as schedule allows

Parent and Family Fund


Last year, over 2,400 parents gave $1.2 million to support important student scholarships and programs like Knight Watch, for those first-time-in-college students who face academic challenges; Knights Helping Knights Pantry, which provides food, clothing and toiletries to students in need; and Career Services, to help Knights prepare for their professional careers after graduation.

There are members of Knight Nation who are taking classes with your student, studying late with them in the library or simply walking past them in the Student Union who need an extra boost to get through their college years. The Parent and Family Fund allows you the opportunity to be that boost and to come alongside students you may never meet, but whose lives will be changed by your generosity.

    Family Weekend


    Main events for the weekend include the Friday Knight Carnival, SDES and Parent and Family Philanthropy Council pre-game tailgate, and the Knights vs. UCONN football game. Friday activities include an outdoor Carnival, SAK Improv Comedy show and much more!


    Thank you for joining us for the 2019 Family Weekend.