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Annual Campaigns

 
 
  • Annual Giving Campaigns
  • Why Give?
  • What to Give
  • How to Give

Funds for Excellence

Give NowGifts to Florida Gulf Coast University make a real difference in the lives of students by providing access to higher education, expanding academic opportunities, developing co-curricular learning experiences, and promoting service in the community.  Donors may direct gifts to specific departments or programs, or simply make gifts without restrictions.  Unrestricted gifts are used where they are most needed throughout the University. 

Generous support from donors helps to move FGCU closer to achieving national prominence in undergraduate education and, for this, we are most grateful.  This gratitude is captured in the current campaign theme:

For details on our Giving Campaigns, please see the pages below.

Annual Funds for Excellence campaigns

Why give? Because...

  • FGCU students deserve the best available education.
  • Society benefits from well-educated citizens.
  • The total cost of providing a student with an FGCU education is considerably greater than the amount the student actually pays, and it should stay that way. 
  • Tuition increases should not be the only way for the University to meet rising costs. 
  • Your gift will combine with thousands of others to make a difference.
  • Your gift help make a fine University even better.
  • Your participation helps FGCU tell state legislators and potential donors that the people of FGCU believe quality higher education should be a priority.
  • There is a tradition that each succeeding generation turns around and helps the one behind it. You benefited from that tradition, perhaps without even knowing it; now it is your turn.

What to give:

There are many ways to show your support of FGCU, including:

  • Gifts of cash, by check or credit card
  • Corporate matching gifts for FGCU
  • Gifts of securities
  • Gifts of real estate and other personal property
  • Gifts of real estate with retained life estate
  • Naming FGCU in your will or as a pension or life insurance beneficiary
  • Charitable gifts annuities
  • Through planning, you can often reduce the actual cost of your gift now and reduce future income and estate taxes

 How to give:

MATCHING GIFT OPPORTUNITY: If the company you work for, or are retired from, has such a program, please obtain the form from your company's human resource department, complete it and mail it with your gift. You will be recognized for the total gift.

ONLINE: Making a contribution online is fast, easy, and secure!

Give Now

PHONE: To use credit card by telephone (Visa, MasterCard, Discover or American Express) or to arrange to make a pledge payable in installments, please contact Barbara Cornellier at bcornell@fgcu.edu or (239) 590-7338.

MAIL: Checks or money orders, made payable to Florida Gulf Coast University should be sent or delivered to:

FGCU Foundation
Florida Gulf Coast University
10501 FGCU Blvd South
Fort Myers, FL 33965

Thank you for supporting FGCU!