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UCF Announces More Donations For Downtown Campus

Creative Village, the site of the proposed UCF downtown campus. Photo: Matthew Peddie, WMFE

Creative Village, the site of the proposed UCF downtown campus. Photo: Matthew Peddie, WMFE

The University of Central Florida announced $2.5 million in new donations for its downtown campus today.

UCF has now raised $13 million towards the cost of the new $60 million campus.

The new contributions include $1 million from Creative Village LLC, $500,000 from philanthropist Alan Ginsburg and $300,000 from Orlando City Soccer Club.

UCF is also asking the state to chip in $20 million, with the final $20 million coming from the university.

The plan is contingent on approval from the board of governors that oversees state universities. It also hinges on Governor Rick Scott approving state funding. Last year Scott vetoed state funds for the campus.

On Wednesday UCF will present its plan for the new campus to the board.


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Matthew Peddie

About Matthew Peddie

Host of WMFE's Intersection & Assistant News Director

A recent transplant to the Sunshine State, Matthew Peddie grew up in New Zealand and studied journalism at the University of Western Ontario. After graduating with an MA in Journalism he returned to Christchurch, working as a reporter for Radio Live and Radio New Zealand. He’s reported live from the scene of ... Read Full Bio »