Founded in 1969, UCF Advancement is led by a volunteer board of directors and staffed by more than 100 professionals including development officers, information experts, accountants, communicators and many others, who work with donors to help them maximize the impact of gifts ranging from $5 to many millions. UCF is currently in a multi-year fundraising effort called IGNITE: The Campaign for UCF. The goal of the campaign is to infuse the university with mission-critical private support by mid-2019. As of October 2017, more than $300 million had been raised towards the $500 million goal. Directed to three key points -- student success, academic excellence, and growth and opportunity -- the support of alumni, friends and corporate partners is the spark that will help ignite UCF's future.