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Since opening its doors in 1997, Florida Gulf Coast University has experienced phenomenal growth. FGCU has developed a reputation for excellence as evidenced by the accolades from accrediting agencies and the success of our graduates. Extraordinary increases in enrollment have resulted.

Florida Gulf Coast University embraces the opportunity and its responsibility to respond to the interest of its ever-growing student body and to the needs of the region by expanding existing degree programs and establishing new valued academic experiences. The programs that FGCU develops not only address the projected needs of its students and region, but also build national recognition for FGCU.

Endowed program gifts ranging upwards from $25,000 advance existing programs and entities and offer legacies to donors. Endowment gifts ranging upwards from $100,000 can help establish new undergraduate, graduate and community program niches of excellence and distinction.

Donor Named Program Endowments:

  • Art Gallery Endowment
  • ASQ-Aviation, Space & Defense Quality Endowed Fund
  • Susan and Donald Blanchard Endowed Engineering Fund
  • The Bower School of Music (BSM) Fund
  • The Bower School of Music Fund for Excellence
  • The Mrs. Bunny Foundation Fund for Publication Purchase or Learning Resources Library Endowment
  • The Center for Judaic, Holocaust, & Human Rights Studies Endowed Fund
  • College of Health Professions and Social Work Endowed Fund for Educational Excellence
  • Daitch Family Summer Research Opportunity Fund
  • Embassy Suites Fort Myers/Estero Resort & Hospitality Management Program Endowed Fund
  • Environmental Education & Outreach Program
  • The Florida Institute of Certified Public Accountants, Southwest Florida Chapter, Accounting Endowment
  • The Gabor Agency Inc. Fund
  • FGCU Honors Program Endowed Program Fund
  • Marguerite and Guy Howard Fund for Excellence
  • Kleist Health Education Center Endowed Fund
  • Dr. Erich Liebert World Affairs Program Endowment Fund
  • Linda and David Lucas Institute for Master Planned Community Development and Finance Endowed Fund
  • The Lucas Center for Faculty Development Endowed Fund
  • The Lutgert Companies Endowed Fund
  • Dr. Elaine Nicpon Marieb Health Professions Endowment
  • Northern Trust Endowed Fund
  • O'Bannon Fund
  • Marion W. Routh Memorial Scholarship Endowed Fund
  • Philip W. and Mariette C. Orth Endowment
  • Bradford S. and Adrienne V. Prokop Endowment Fund
  • Carl Schwartz Award for Artistic Endeavor Endowed Program Fund
  • Southwest Florida Children’s Charities Music Therapy Program Endowed Fund
  • The Florida Institute of CPA’s, SWFL Chapter, Accounting Endowment
  • U.A. Whitaker College of Engineering Excellence in Education Award Endowed Fund
  • Val Ward Family College of Business Endowed Fund
  • Veterans’ Endowment Fund
  • Daniel and Janet K. Warner Journalism Endowed Fund
  • William O. Webb Small Business Development Center Endowed Fund
  • WGCU Public Media Future Fund
  • WGCU TV Future Fund
  • Jaynie and Stanley Whitcomb Endowed Fund

For more information, please call Florida Gulf Coast University Foundation at (239) 590-1067.