Types of Giving

Philanthropy has the power to shape worlds.

Whether it’s promoting the discovery of cures through the support of ground-breaking research or helping a single student achieve their dream of a college degree, giving to Florida State changes lives.

Annual Giving

Annual gifts are used in the current operating budget and provide crucial support. Donors can choose to have their gifts designated to a specific college, program, or unit that is personally meaningful to them.

A gift to the College of Human Sciences annual fund not only assists in the high quality education for future generations of Seminoles, but alumni participation has a direct impact on the University’s national rankings. These rankings allow the University to continue to attract the best and the brightest students, and enhance the value and prestige of a degree received at Florida State.

Endowed Gifts

While all gifts to FSU enhance its high quality of education, research and discovery, endowments are especially important. Endowed gifts are invested and managed by the University in perpetuity. A portion of the investment earnings is spent while the original gifts are preserved as principal. In this way, endowed gifts have greater earning power — a one-time gift that lasts forever.

Gift Planning

Florida State University’s next century of success depends on planned giving today. Planned gifts cover a wide range of options — from including Florida State as a beneficiary in your will or your retirement account, to creating a trust or charitable gift annuity — just to name a few.

Corporate & Foundation Gifts

The Florida State University Foundation works closely with corporate and foundation representatives to ensure that top University priorities are achieved. Our team cultivates mutually beneficial relationships with corporations and foundations to fund programs and services as well transformational scholarships and professorships.

Employer Matching Gifts

Many employers have a matching gift program that could double or triple your contribution. If you or your spouse is employed by a matching gift company, the impact of your contribution to Florida State could be significantly increased by their match.

To find out if your company participates in a matching gift program, click the link below or ask your human resources department.