Graphic designer gifts up $3M to help UCF win its third NCAA title
Graphic designer Michael Hiltzik has donated $3 million to UCF athletics to help the university win its second NCAA title.
Hiltzik, the co-founder of Woot and an alumna of UCF, will be donating $2 million of his $3.5 million donation to the football program.
He also plans to donate $500,000 to the basketball program.
Hilzik has been the face of the school’s graphic design business since 2013, when he was hired by the university to create graphics for the team’s logo and other graphics.
He helped develop the schools flagship logo and the school logo, and also designed the basketball team’s uniforms.
He said the gift is significant, adding that he and his wife have been blessed with two daughters.
Hiltzik is a member of the National Association of Graphic Designers (NAGD) and a member board of the Professional Graphic Design Association (PGDA).
“We are very grateful to Michael and his family for making this contribution,” UCF athletic director Mike Bianchi said in a statement.
“Our team is excited to be back in the NCAA Tournament.
We look forward to working with our student-athletes and the university community in the months ahead.”