Annual Giving

What is the Student Development Council?

The Student Development Council (SDC) assists the Office of Development in raising money to benefit UK and to promote the university. The council is made up of 40 students selected for their leadership, creativity and motivational skills. SDC’s purpose is to promote and encourage scholarship, leadership and service activities that will stimulate commitment and philanthropy later in active alumni.

Visit the SDC web site to find out more about the SDC programs and projects:

  • Graduating Class Challenge educates seniors on the importance of philanthropy to UK.
  • SDC Scholarships are awarded each spring semester. SDC accepts applications, interviews undergraduate and graduate students, and awards several $1,000 scholarships.
  • Best of UK is a survey done in conjunction with the Kentucky Kernel that asks students to rank their favorites on campus and in the Lexington area.

For more information about SDC, contact Sarah Fitzgerald at 1 (800) 875–6272 or