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CF Foundation

With the help of donors who believe in the economic, social and cultural impact of quality education, the CF Foundation is building promising futures for students in Citrus, Levy and Marion counties.

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Scholarships Taking Elementary Promising Students to CF.

Donor Spotlight

Mary Brent Kraus

The CF Foundation has received a gift of approximately $6 million from the estate of Mary Brent Kraus to benefit the foundation’s Scholarships Taking Elementary Promising Students to CF (STEPS) program and the Appleton Museum of Art education programs. This gift sums up a lifetime of giving to support students and the arts in Marion County and is the largest gift from an individual given to the CF Foundation.

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Campaign spotlight

Reaching Higher

The College of Central Florida Foundation has exceeded its $20 million for the CF Reaching Higher: The Campaign for the College of Central Florida. The comprehensive fundraising campaign was built around four core priorities, reflecting the breadth of CF’s mission and depth of commitment to making a difference.

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Event Cancelled

Night at the Farm

Out of an abundance of caution, we have cancelled our annual “Night at the Farm” scholarship fundraiser that was scheduled for March 6, 2021. We look forward to seeing everyone at the Farm in 2022.

If you have questions, please contact us at or call 352-873-5808.

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