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Chief of Staff
Florida Gulf Coast University
10501 FGCU Blvd S.
Fort Myers, FL. 33965-6565

Phone: (239) 590-1065
Fax:     (239) 590-1066
Email:  apacheco@fgcu.edu

 

 

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FGCU Receives Grant from Target to Help Fund Student Leadership Summit Program
9/13/2013

FORT MYERS, Fla. - Florida Gulf Coast University (FGCU) recently received a $3,000 grant from Target Corporation (NYSE: TGT) to fund its annual Leadership Summit, a day-long program designed to connect student leaders and promote collaborative efforts, develop leadership skills, and build lasting relationships.

"The Leadership Summit is one of the high impact programs offered by the Dean of Students' Office," said Assistant Dean of Students Xue Qin Wang. "The program provides opportunities for meaningful interactions among students, faculty, and staff. Target's generosity will allow us to improve this program by adding a nationally known speaker on leadership and diversity. We are excited about this new partnership with Target."

The grant is part of Target's ongoing efforts to build strong, safe, and healthy communities across the country. These efforts include Target's long history of giving 5 percent of its profit to communities, which today equals more than $4 million every week. As part of this commitment, Target is on track to give
$1 billion for education by the end of 2015.

"At Target, we are committed to serving local communities where we do business," said Laysha Ward, President, Community Relations, Target. "That's why we are proud to partner with Florida Gulf Coast University as we work to strengthen communities and enrich the lives of our guests and team members."

For more information, contact Xue Qin Wang at (239) 590-7990.

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