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Student Foundation


The Student Foundation was founded on April 20th, 2010 to support the enrichment of Florida State University and its students. The first of its kind in the state of Florida, the student Foundation is entirely student run and operated.  Inherent in our mission is to raise and manage funds, then allocate them to areas of campus that enhance student development and the collegiate experience.


Welcome from the Chair

The Student Foundation is excited to begin another year of philanthropy at Florida State University. It is exciting times at Florida State as we witness the great impacts that private support is having on our university. Florida State University's amazing students, family, and friends have provided us with such an astounding foundation for growth that we continue to advance in the National Rankings.

In the four years of the Student Foundation’s existence, we, the student’s of Florida State University, have raised over $300,000 for our university. We have supported the Garnet and Gold Scholar’s Society, the Office of Undergraduate Research, the Collegiate Veteran’s Association, The Honor’s Scholars and Fellows House, and the Campus Food Pantry. We have also made numerous donations to professors at Florida State so that they could travel to conferences throughout the world and bring back knowledge and other useful resources to our campus.

The pride that we hold from these accomplishments is unwavering, however we must continue to support our University at a higher level each year to reach our goal of becoming a Top 25 Public University. Florida State University provides us with a top-quality education and opportunities to grow personally and professionally. It is our duty as students to give back to the University that continues to do so much for us.

It is my honor to serve as the Chairman of the Student Foundation this year. I look forward to engaging the students of Florida State University and spreading the spirit of philanthropy throughout our student body.

In Seminole Pride,

Christopher R. Seifter


FSU Student Foundation

Student Foundation presents $15,000 check to Office of Undergraduate Research

At a time of reduced state funding for Florida's public universities, a student group at Florida State University is demonstrating the value of philanthropy by giving a boost to FSU's undergraduate research programs.

Florida State Student Foundation Chairman David Ward presented a $15,000 check to the Office of Undergraduate Research at the Student Foundation Spring Reception, held at the outdoor amphitheater of the Kuersteiner Music Building on March 15.

Students give $100,000 to Garnet and Gold Scholar Society

The Florida State University Student Foundation made a $100,000 donation in support of the university's Garnet and Gold Scholar Society during Parents Weekend on Oct. 28. President Eric J. Barron received a ceremonial check from Student Foundation Chairman David Ward in Moore Auditorium on the Florida State campus.

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The Second Protect Our Professors Check

The Student Foundation presents the second Protect Our Professors Check to Dr. Anastasia Semykina of the Economics Department.

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The 1st Protect Our Professors Check

The Student Foundation presented the first Protect Our Professors Check to Dr. Eric Walker of the English Department

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Video about Protect Our Professors

Take a look at this video about how the Protect Our Professors Initiative is helping make up for the drastic funding cuts enacted over the past few years.

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