The 2016-2017 Florida Gulf Coast University Foundation Board of Directors is comprised of twenty-six Board Members, eighteen Chairpersons Emeriti, four 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.
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.
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.
|Timothy J. Cartwright||Vice-Chairperson|
|Laura A. Holquist||Treasurer|
|Steve L. Magiera||Assistant Treasurer|
|Kimberly L. Johnson||Secretary|
|Christopher J. Simoneau||Executive Director|
|Wilson G. Bradshaw, Ph.D.||University President|
|David Call||Daniel Lavender|
|Timothy J. Cartwright||W. Bernard Lester|
|Thomas Corcoran||David Lucas|
|Dean M. Fjelstul||James Nathan|
|Joseph D. Gammons||Geurt C. Peet|
|Ann H. Hamilton||Travus H. Pope|
|Dennis Hansch||G. Jeffrey Provol|
|David A. Holmes||Thomas J. Rice|
|Laura Holquist||Ambassador Francis Rooney|
|Kimberly L. Johnson||Mayela Rosales|
|Charles Ketteman||Samantha Scott|
|Sydney W. Kitson||Lee J. Seidler|
|Alex Lambros||Allen Weiss, M.D.|
|Wilson G. Bradshaw, Ph.D.||John Counsell|
|Harry Casimir||Kenneth Smith|
|Richard C. Ackert||Donald Lesch|
|Joseph R. Catti||Stephen S. McIntosh|
|Miller Couse||Edward A. Morton|
|Charles B. Edwards||F. Fred Pezeshkan|
|Jeffery D. Fridkin||G. David Powell|
|John D. Fumagalli||Duane Stranahan, Jr.|
|William N. Horowitz||Peter Sulick|
|Charles K. Idelson||Linda K. Taylor|
|James F. Knupp||Charles D. Winton|
|Fay Biles||Alan Korest|
|Barron Collier III||Juliet Sproul|
|Ben Hill Griffin, III|
|Susan Evans||J. Michael Rollo|
|Vee Leonard||Christopher J. Simoneau|
|Steve L. Magiera||Ronald B. Toll|