George MacKay is a serial entrepreneur and philanthropist who earned engineering degrees from Georgia Tech and UF. He owns two ranches, one in Florida and the other in North Carolina.  MacKay has advocated for UCF to establish a field research site in the Econfina River State Park and has pledged his own personal philanthropy to help establish the site for the UCF Coastal initiative.  MacKay’s philanthropy to UCF has also included support for the Lou Frey Institute, the Burnett Honors College and UCF Global.