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FGCU Foundation

Board of Directors

 
 

The 2013-2014 Florida Gulf Coast University Foundation Board of Directors is comprised of thirty Board Members, sixteen Chairpersons Emeriti, seven Ex Officio members, and five Foundation Fellows.

The FGCU Foundation is the channel for private gifts to FGCU through annual giving programs, planned gifts (outright gifts such as securities or real estate or deferred gifts through wills and trusts), and capital and other special-purpose campaigns. The Foundation's principal responsibilities are to raise awareness of the need for private support, to solicit gifts on behalf of FGCU, and exercise fiduciary management of those gifts.

The Board of Directors acts to ensure that the mission and purpose of the Foundation is being fulfilled and that all applicable policies and procedures are being followed. The Board may also vote into action initiatives proposed by its special committees.


Upcoming Board Meetings

  • September 18, 2013
  • December 4, 2013 - 4:00pm
  • March 12, 2014
  • June 4, 2014

All meetings take place in the Ballroom at the Cohen Center and start at 9:00am unless otherwise noted.
Committee meeting information is on the Notices page.


History and Mission

In 1993, a group of dedicated community leaders formed the Florida Gulf Coast University Foundation, Inc., to support the educational mission of Florida Gulf Coast University. The Foundation encourages, solicits, receives and administers gifts for scientific, educational, and charitable purposes, all for the advancement of the University.

  • Significant Foundation fund raising accomplishments include:
    • Foundation assets totaling $68.8 million
    • Endowed professorships totaling $12.9 million
    • Endowed scholarships totaling $35 million
    • Deferred gifts totaling $28.5 million
    • Issued scholarships in the amount of $1,461,276
  • The Foundation has an annual operating budget of $1,070,000 for fiscal year 2012-2013.

Officers

Charles D. Winton Chairperson
Miller Couse Vice-Chairperson
David Call Treasurer
Steve L. Magiera Assistant Treasurer
Laura A. Holquist Secretary
Christopher J. Simoneau Executive Director
Wilson G. Bradshaw, Ph.D. University President

Members

Pat Barton Alex Lambros
Angela Black Daniel Lavender
Jack Blais Vee Leonard
Timothy J. Cartwright W. Bernard Lester
Carlos J. Cavenago, III John R. Little
Janet Cohen David Lucas
Thomas Corcoran Elaine N. Marieb
Barbara DuFrane James Nathan
Susan Evans G. Jeffrey Provol
Dennis Hansch Thomas J. Rice
David A. Holmes J. Michael Rollo
Kimberly L. Johnson Ambassador Francis Rooney
Charles Ketteman Ronald Toll
Sydney W. Kitson Allen Weiss, M.D.
Paul Woods

Emeritus

Richard C. Ackert Donald Lesch
Joseph R. Catti Stephen S. McIntosh
Charles B. Edwards Edward A. Morton
Jeffery D. Fridkin F. Fred Pezeshkan
John D. Fumagalli G. David Powell
William N. Horowitz Duane Stranahan, Jr.
Charles K. Idelson Peter Sulick
James F. Knupp Linda K. Taylor

Foundation Fellows

Fay Biles Ben Hill Griffin, III
Barron Collier, III Alan Korest
Juliet Sproul