The Dean’s Compass Society

A Message From Dr. Georgiopoulos

Dear friends,

Thank you for your interest in becoming part of The Dean’s Compass Society, an exclusive community of the College of Engineering and Computer Science donors who are recognized for their commitment to leadership-level annual giving.

Your leadership-level giving to CECS provides critical funding for scholarship support, senior design projects, equipment enhancements, professional development, and tools for recruiting the best, most diverse, and creative students, faculty and staff to UCF.

The need has never been greater. We rely on loyal CECS family members like you – faculty, staff, alumni, parents, and community members – to support the vision and goals of our great college and inspire our students to reach for their maximum potential every day, one gift at a time.

I hope you will continue investing in being an active member of The Dean’s Compass Society. I am confident that you will find this collaboration to be both inspiring and rewarding as we work together to Reach for the Stars.

Warm Regards,

What is The Dean’s Compass Society?

The Dean’s Compass Society is a community of CECS donors who support the dean’s vision and goals through their annual commitment to philanthropy. The Society recognizes leadership-level annual giving of $1,000 or more to all funds that support CECS. Annual gifts to CECS provide critical funding for scholarship support, senior design projects, equipment enhancements, professional development, and tools for recruiting the best, most diverse, and brightest faculty, staff and students to UCF. The need has never been greater. We are grateful to the alumni, parents and other friends of the College who give annually to support UCF’s College of Engineering and Computer Science.

What are the opportunities and privileges of being part of the Society?

The UCF College of Engineering and Computer Science is proud to recognize you as a member of The Dean’s Compass Society. Because of donors such as yourself, we can continue to reach for the stars and make dreams and aspirations within the College a reality.

To demonstrate our deep gratitude and appreciation to our donors for their generosity, we provide members with access to exclusive opportunities such as:

•Private invitations to college events, providing the opportunity to have a chance to personally interact with College/University leadership, current students, and other CECS supporters.

•Personal recognition in annual college print work.

•Exclusive communications from the college that illustrates how your support makes a critical impact. (e-newsletters, early access to college announcements/updates, etc.)

•Donors to The Dean’s Compass Society also receive recognition and benefits through UCF’s President’s Circle, which recognizes leadership-level annual giving to donors across all colleges, departments and programs within the University.

Please contact olivia.eriksen@ucf.edu to discuss these or any other special requests you may have.

How do I make my gift?

There are multiple ways to give to the College of Engineering and Computer Science, based on your personal passions and goals. Whichever method you choose, your gift will support what is personally important to you, while also strengthening the College’s philanthropic efforts.

The following gifts count towards membership:

•Cash

•Gifts made via check, credit card or UCF payroll deduction

•Pledge Payments

If you are ready to make a gift online, you may do so now via our online giving portal here. If you would like to receive more information on how to make your gift, areas of support or gift planning services, you may contact Olivia Eriksen, Associate Director of Alumni Engagement at Olivia.Eriksen@ucf.edu or at 407.823.4031.

Where can I direct my gift?

Gifts may be directed to ANY fund within UCF’s College of Engineering and Computer Science, as well as all funds that support Limbitless Solutions.

What are UCF’s fiscal year dates?

Our fiscal year runs from July 1 to June 30. All gifts are counted during the current fiscal year.