Donate to the UCF College of Nursing

We owe our successes in large part to the generous contributions of the alumni, friends, corporations and foundations who have supported our efforts. At the College of Nursing, every gift has an impact that extends beyond the college into our communities, and every gift is deeply appreciated. We thank those who have invested in the college and inspired our students and faculty to pursue their academic and professional dreams.


Give an Anniversary Gift for Knight Nurses to Charge On

Commemorative Pin Celebrating 40 Years of Nursing Excellence at UCF
Commemorative Pin

For 40 years, the UCF College of Nursing has been preparing nurse leaders through excellence in education, innovative programs and research, invaluable interdisciplinary learning opportunities, and much more.

Help the UCF College of Nursing charge on into the future with a gift to the 40th Anniversary “Innovating Our Future” fund. With your gift of $40 or more, one dollar for each year, we will send you a special 40th anniversary commemorative pin to proudly show your support.


Contact Us

Katie Korkosz

Katie Korkosz ’04 ’06MS
Senior Director for Advancement
UCF College of Nursing

12201 Research Parkway, Suite 300
Orlando, FL 32826

p: 407-823-1600 | f: 407-823-5675

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6 Ways to Give

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.

  1. Knightingale Society
  2. Endowed Funds
  3. Fellowships
  4. Matching Gifts
  5. Planned Gifts
  6. Scholarships


Join the Knightingale Society

With an annual gift of $1,000 or more, you can join the Knightingale Society at the UCF College of Nursing. Young alumni, who are 32 and younger, can join for an annual donation of $500.

These gifts provide additional funding for nursing scholarships, equipment enhancements, professional development, and tools for recruiting the best and brightest students.


20 New Knightingale Members in 2020

In honor of the World Health Organization’s Year of the Nurse, we invite you to join us in making a lasting impact on the future generations of Knight Nurses.

Donate today


The UCF College of Nursing founded the Knightingale Society in 2007 in honor of Florence Nightingale – and added a “K” as a nod to the university’s mascot, the Knight.

New members are welcomed each fall with a pinning ceremony to present them with the distinctive Knightingale Society pin. Members are also invited to the College of Nursing’s annual appreciation luncheon each spring where donors are honored and have an opportunity to meet scholarship recipients.

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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 honored at an appreciation luncheon held each spring.

Joyce DeGennaro

A Lasting Legacy of Teaching Compassion

On Nov. 29, 2020, the Knight Nurse community lost an inspiration. Throughout her five-year battle with stage IV breast cancer, Instructor Joyce DeGennaro ’03 ’09BSN ’13MSN continued to “charge on” to educate future Knight Nurses. She saw her diagnosis as her greatest teaching tool, helping her students to become more compassionate nurses.

If you would like to continue her legacy, you may donate to the college’s memorial scholarship fund in Joyce’s memory


For more information on establishing or contributing toward a non-endowed or endowed scholarship, please contact Katie Korkosz.