Promise for the Future
The Promise for the Future Fund, a permanent endowment exclusively for educational program development at CF, will enable CF to develop new instructional programs consistent with community needs while maintaining the standards of excellence for existing programs. The college does not receive state funding to initiate new educational programs or expand existing programs.
The fund is designed to support new and existing programs of greatest need to the community including:
- New educational programs that will be needed to provide a quality workforce
- Existing instructional programs enhanced by state-of-the-art technology and equipment
- Recruitment and retention of quality faculty to staff new and expanding academic programs
The Promise for the Future Fund will be an important partnership between CF and investors:
- CF will engage shareholders personally by providing an annual report of the progress, not only of the fund's growth, but also of its achievement in terms of college educational programs
- The Promise for the Future Fund confers an investment benefit beyond this campaign. As support for this promising fund grows, so will the impact of our shareholders on the lives of students and on the Central Florida region.
You are invited to explore the Naming Opportunities associated with the Promise for the Future Campaign. Naming Opportunities enable CF to show its appreciation to our shareholders and to further individuals' and organizations' belief in the value of education.
Buy a Brick
By making a minimum gift of $100 to the Promise for the Future Fund, for much needed program development at CF, you can secure a personally inscribed brick. Pay tribute to your time as a student, an organization, friend, family member, your belief in education, or maybe a special occasion. Buy a brick and have your support to CF set in stone!
If you have any questions about purchasing a brick contact Annual Fund and Alumni coordinator Traci Mason at firstname.lastname@example.org or 352-873-5808.
The foundation’s Endowed Chairs for Excellence Program provides the college financial resources to directly impact learning and teaching environments. There are now five categories of endowed chairs, many of which have been named for the donors who, in establishing endowed chairs, perpetuate both their belief in the importance of education and the quality of CF programs and services.
Category I: To Enhance the Teaching and Learning Environment
Honors outstanding individual CF faculty members and provides these individuals with resources to directly impact their classroom environment. Faculty receives a three-year award to help afford state-of-the-art instructional tools and equipment, speakers, attendance at professional conferences, travel or any other expenditure that is consistent with the college's learning goals.
Category II: Endowed Chairs to Enhance State-of-the-Art Learning
Provides annual funds to a department or division to enable individual or collective faculty within the department to better meet the learning needs of their students. The department receives funds to help afford state-of-the-art instructional tools and equipment, speakers, attendance at professional conferences, travel or any other expenditure that is consistent with the college’s learning goals.
Category III: Endowed Chairs to Enhance the Cultural Environment
Provides funds to the college to bring displays, exhibits, speakers, musical concerts, readings and other presentations to the campus for the cultural and learning benefit of our students and community.
Category IV: Endowed Chairs to Enhance the Educational Environment
Provides funds to the college for bringing persons of national or international acclaim to campuses for a short-term residency to enhance the learning environment for our students and community. Residencies can include activities such as lectures, panel discussions, class visits, receptions, media interviews, displays, exhibits, musical concerts, readings, other presentations or any other expenditure that is consistent with the department’s learning goals.
Category V: New Initiative Endowment
Provides a means for the college to maintain its vitality and progress with funds that enhance the college’s ability to strengthen the learning environment and/or respond to community needs for program development, professional development, research and development projects, planning efforts or any related activity consistent with the college’s vision.