About the Campaign


“The Last Full Measure of Devotion”

The Capital Campaign For over a decade, a leadership team of veterans in Central Florida undertook the task to have a veterans hospital built to serve veterans in the six county region of Central Florida.  At present the VA Hospital is being built at Lake Nona, near the UCF Medical School.  Federal funding made this possible. Upon completing this objective in early 2009, the group felt their job was not done.  They experienced another sense of urgency–to create a lasting memorial to those in the six county region of Central Florida who answered our country’s call to duty and never came home.  They gave, in President Lincoln’s immortal words “the last full measure of devotion.” This $3 million project, for construction and for an endowment to maintain the monument/park, can only be accomplished with private philanthropy. Thus, the Central Florida Veterans Memorial Park Foundation, Inc. was established as a 501-c-3 nonprofit organization recognized by the IRS and registered with the State of Florida under the Solicitation of Contributions Act to seek gifts and grants from corporations, foundations and residents throughout Central Florida and in some cases nationally. The capital campaign is a volunteer driven campaign, under the guidance of periodic fund raising counsel. Outright gifts of cash or stock allow construction to begin sooner rather than later.  Other deferred forms of giving are also welcome and can help fund the endowment.  These gifts consist of bequests, paid up life insurance policies, charitable remainder trusts and other forms of deferred giving. Make a pledge or if you would like to discuss a gift with a member of the campaign steering committee please email us at: karen.climer@cfvmpf.org or 407-493-3974.