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Student Foundation

Welcome!

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.

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Welcome from the Chair

As the FSU Student Foundation enters the 2013-2014 academic year, we are proud of the tangible growth of student philanthropy at Florida State University. FSU is ascending to new heights of academic greatness with a student-centered reputation and the Student Foundation is proud to be a part of the success.

The FSU Student Foundation is entirely student run and operated. Our Board of Trustees consists of a strong group of leaders who represent our diverse student body. Our mission is to empower students through the donation of charitable gifts to cultivate a spirit of student philanthropy on our campus.

Private funding is crucial to the success of our University due to the tough economic times our state is facing. The Student Foundation is proud to support various areas of the University that are in need of our help. The Florida State University continues to provide a high quality education and incredible opportunities for its students.

I am honored to serve as the Student Foundation Chair for the upcoming year and I look forward to the continued development and cultivation of student philanthropy at The Florida State University.

In Seminole Pride,

Adam Rosenthal
Chair
The Florida State University Student Foundation

Thank You for a Successful Year

This past year with the Board of Trustees has been very successful. The Student Foundation worked towards fostering collaboration among campus groups and initiatives, increasing student giving and educating students about the importance and impact of private support. Over the course of the past year, we were able to make the following contributions:

$100,000 Garnet & Gold Scholar Society
$15,000 Office of Undergraduate Research
$10,000 Student Veterans Center
$1,500 Dean of Students Food Pantry

I can not begin to thank you enough for your support of the Student Foundation over the past year during my term as Chair. I have full confidence in Adam and the rest of the Board of Trustees to continue raising the bar to take the Student Foundation to new heights. Serving the University in this capacity has been a distinct honor and pleasure. I appreciate all of your support and encouragement in helping the Student Foundation fulfill its mission and goals. I look forward to serving on the Young Alumni Development Council and hope to continue to serve FSU as an alumni in any opportunity that presents itself. It has been a blessing to work with all of you and I wish you continued success in the future.

In Seminole Pride,

Caitlin Pfaff
Chair
The Florida State University 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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Welcome from the Chair

As the Student Foundation enters into its second year of existence, we’ve seen tangible growth in student philanthropy on our campus. Florida State University is rapidly expanding in reputation and prestige, and the Student Foundation is working alongside our world-class institution to be at the forefront of student fundraising. more...

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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