Planned Giving

Creating a Lasting Legacy

At FGCU, we can help you make a transformative difference.

The story of Florida Gulf Coast University is, at its heart, a story of philanthropy. FGCU owes its existence and its continuing excellence to the generosity of individuals like you.

While charitable gifts are critically important to our institution, they also provide our benefactors with many rewards. The joy and satisfaction of giving to a cause they believe in, along with seeing how their gift leads to positive change and growth, are paramount benefits to our donors.

 - Cindy Learned, Assistant V.P., Advancement

Establishing a planned gift guarantees your philanthropic legacy in Southwest Florida while making a lasting impact on the students, the university and the region. Our Planned Giving team is here to assist you.

Planning to Leave a Legacy

Preparing for retirement or exploring opportunities to establish a bequest? There are many options to make your mark while still providing for loved ones. We can help you identify pathways that support FGCU students and faculty and that include significant financial and tax benefits to you or your heirs.

Explore gift options using the FGCU gift calculator

Resources for Advisors and Estate Planners


Florida Gulf Coast University Foundation, Inc.

10501 FGCU Blvd. S.
Fort Myers, FL 33965

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Monday-Friday: 8 a.m.-5 p.m.


Meet Your Planned Giving Team

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Bogue, Gary
Director, Development
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Jackson, Rochelle
Director, Development
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Kunkle, Angela
Director, Development
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Rice, Bill
Senior Philanthropy Officer
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Schweikhardt, Katie
Director, Development

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