The generous philanthropic support of alumni, friends and partners like you will help us unleash our potential in our future home at UCF’s Academic Health Sciences Campus at Lake Nona. Together we will educate MORE Knight nurses to address the nursing shortage and ensure a healthier future for all with MORE solutions to our world’s pressing healthcare problems. 

3 Ways to Give to UCF College of Nursing

UCF College of Nursing has been a leader in excellence in education, research and service since 1979.  Help the UCF College of Nursing “Charge On!” to impact nursing’s future by giving a gift today.

The College of Nursing’s advancement team will work with you to ensure your philanthropic wishes make the greatest impact for students, faculty and the college.

Join the Knightingale Society
Fund Student Scholarships
Leave a Legacy with Planned Gifts

Contact Us

Katie Korkosz, Executive Director for Advancement, UCF College of Nursing

Katie Korkosz, MA
Executive Director for Advancement
UCF College of Nursing


Christina Gonzalez at UCF College of Nursing

Christina Gonzalez
Associate Director for Advancement
UCF College of Nursing


Scholarships Awarded Annually

Unmet Scholarship Need

Faculty & Staff Give Back


Join the Knightingale Society

Florence Nightingale, the founder of modern nursing, worked to prevent disease and improve healthcare. She laid the foundation for professional nursing with the establishment of a nursing school, and served as an authority and advocate for patient care reforms.

To honor her legacy, the UCF College of Nursing founded the Knightingale Society in 2007 — adding a “K” as a nod to the university’s mascot. The Knightingale Society encourages donors to support the study of nursing at UCF and, by extension, improve the quality of life in Central Florida and beyond.

Donors can join the Knightingale Society with an annual contribution of $1,000 (or $500 for young alumni and friends under 32 years of age) to any College of Nursing fund. New members are welcomed into the society each year with a ceremony to present them with their distinctive Knightingale Society pin. 

Fund Scholarships

Scholarships are a funding priority and assist students with their tuition and educational expenses. Many nursing students are not able to work during the program due to the rigorous curriculum. Scholarship support is critical and helps the college recruit the best and brightest students.  

Donors and scholarship recipients are brought together to meet one another and are honored at an appreciation luncheon held annually.  

For more information on establishing or contributing toward a non-endowed or endowed scholarship, please contact Christina Gonzalez

Leave a Legacy with a Planned Gift

Charles Millican Legacy Society at UCF

By including the college in your estate plans, you can make a difference for the next generation of nurse leaders. A variety of giving methods are available that allow donors to maximize their impact, increase their current cash flow and enjoy tax benefits. Planned giving donors will join The Charles Millican Legacy Society which honors individuals who make a planned gift commitment to benefit UCF. 

For more information on planned giving, please contact our advancement team.