LIFE DONATION PROGRAMS
LIFE at UCF, Inc is a non profit 501(c)(3) organization. As such all donations to LIFE for which the member does not receive a material benefit are tax deductible. This includes our membership fee less the $15.00 that is used to pay for UCF fees from which you receive a benefit. In accordance with its non profit status, LIFE returns a large percentage of its excess operating funds to support the UCF administration , faculty and students with its Directed Grants Program and Gerontology Research Awards Program. Over the past 25 years, LIFE has provided UCF over $650,000. In addition LIFE has supported special opportunities for individual member donations to support the first UCF medical class, the Al Dalago Undergraduate Gerontology research Award, the new Psychology building. The gerontology research programs have greatly increased research in this area. As a result the LIFE funds are now only to fun a small portion of the requested research.
In 2017 the LIFE board voted to not raise annual membership dues to support the further increases of our donations to UCF. Instead all increases to UCF donations would come from voluntary gifting by our members and others. The TUCKER RESEARCH AWARD AND STUDENT GERONTOLOGY SCHOLARSHIP FUND RAISING DRIVE is the initial program to support voluntary donations. it will end in February 2019.
TUCKER RESEARCH AWARD AND STUDENT GERONTOLOGY SCHOLARSHIP
FUND RAISING DRIVE
As part of our 25th celebration and to honor our UCF liaison Dr. Richard Tucker the LIFE board initiated a FUND RAISING DRIVE for the purpose of increasing the Richard Tucker Gerontology Applied Research Awards to $30,000 per year and to establish three $1,000.00 annual scholarships for students committed to a gerontology minor in their field. Increase funding in this important research program is needed to keep up with the expanding UCF Gerontology related studies. This is a 3 year fund raising effort that commenced in February 2016.
The campaign includes single contributions, and 3 year pledge donations. Members can make donations directly by mailing checks to LIFE at UCF and by making 3 year pledges on the below form. Members are encouraged to support this worthwhile effort that will provide funding to increase the study of, and research in gerontology (aging) at the University of Central Florida. All donations are fully tax deductible.
Individual DONATION CHECKS should be made out to “LIFE@UCF” with the MEMO line indicating: “To Tucker Award/Scholarship Fund”
Mail to: LIFE at UCF, P.O. Box 161390, Orlando, FL 32816-1390
Members who would like make a 3 year pledge to this program are asked to complete the below pledge form.
LIFE is Registered Charity
LIFE at UCF, Inc. is a Florida State Charity with tax exemption registration number CH48018.
A COPY OF THE OFFICIAL REGISTRATION AND FINANCIAL INFORMATION MAY BE OBTAINED FROM THE DIVISION OF CONSUMER SERVICES BY CALLING TOLL-FREE (800-435-7352) WITHIN THE STATE. REGISTRATION DOES NOT IMPLY ENDORSEMENT, APPROVAL, OR RECOMMENDATION BY THE STATE.
LIFE at UCF, Inc. is an approved 501(c)(3) Organization Non-profit organization with the IRS.
LIFE at UCF, Inc. is a registered 501(c)(3) Organization Non-profit organization for the State of Florida.