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STEPS to CF

Scholarships Taking Elementary Promising Students to CF.

Night at the Farm

Night at the Farm is an evening of cajun-inspired small bites and live music in support of student scholarships at CF.

  • Date: Saturday, March 4, 2023
  • Time: 6-8:30 p.m.
  • Location: CF Vintage Farm Campus

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Foundation Stories

Clay Electric

Clay Electric Donates $10,000 to the CF Patriot Fund

The College of Central Florida Foundation received a $10,000 donation from the Clay Electric Foundation on April 7. The funds were raised through Clay Electric’s Operation Round Up campaign and will support the CF Foundation’s Patriot Fund. The Patriot Fund is an important initiative that provides financial assistance to help keep CF students in school and on track when emergencies arise.

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Supporting Student Scholarships and Grants

CF Foundation Board Member, Bill Gladson, States Attorney, presented a check to the CF Foundation on Sept. 6 in support of student scholarships and grants.

Pictured, L to R, Bill Gladson, student scholarship recipient Nicole Carrier and Chris Knife, VP Development and CEO CF Foundation.

Mary Kraus

Largest Individual Gift Ever

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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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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