Stories of Success

It's your legacy, let's continue your success

Donor support for FGCU comes in many forms. The stories highlighted here have a common theme - the donor wanted to shape the future of FGCU and impact student lives in the classroom and as they make their way in life.

Meet some of our wonderful donors

Mr./Mrs. Collier

Colliers pledge $4 million for scholarships

Barron Collier said he and his wife were motivated to make the gift because "we wanted to give back to Collier County.

Meet the Colliers


Denise Heinemann

Insurance policy yields surprising benefits

When shopping for insurance, Denise Heinemann, found a way to leave FGCU a gift that wouldn't cost her a dime.

Meet Denise Heinemann

Frank and Ellen Daveler

Daveler leaves legacy of investing in entrepreneurship

As a lifelong entrepreneur and innovator, the late Naples philanthropist Frank G. Daveler knew a good idea when he saw it.

Meet Frank G. DavEler

Mr./Mrs. Cornell

Cornells establish scholarships for students in The Water School

The Cornell's both believe that by bringing people up through education, society will be better.

Meet the Cornells

Mr./Mrs. Fjelstul

Fjelstuls’ deferred gift supports teachers and artists

Alice and Dean established a $1 million endowment to support next generation of educators.

Meet the Fjelstuls