FGCU Champions

Be the difference that makes the difference

Champions aren't only people that win competitions.  By definition, champions are also advocates, defenders, supporters of a cause or an institution.  Here you'll find inspiring stories of a select group of FGCU Champions - proud advocates for the university, mentors to students and alumni alike, and dedicated educators.  They are tried-and-true Eagles who are passionate about supporting causes they care about at FGCU.

Become an FGCU Champion Today

Get to know our champions


From sustainability to community service, athletics to the arts, champion the cause that matters most to you at FGCU by making an annual gift. Here are just a few ideas:

Lutgert Hall

Your College


Campus Food Pantry


Your favorite Eagle athletic team

Alumni give back for next Eagle generations

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I’m giving back to the university that took a chance on me.”

Read how FGCU prepared them for their future.

MEET Braxton & Jill
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FGCU gave me everything I ever wanted in life. I had opportunities I wouldn’t have had elsewhere. ”

Learn why Peter stays involved and believes in paying it forward

MEET Peter
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I’m proud to be among those who support FGCU to help a college education be a bit more affordable. FGCU opened doors for me. ”

Hear how FGCU opened doors for Cynthia

MEET Cynthia