The Florida State University community will unite to support the university by participating in the seventh annual FSU’s Great Give, a 36-hour online giving campaign that raises funds for a wide variety of academic projects, programs, scholarships and student activities at FSU.
Gifts can be made online at greatgive.fsu.edu from 9 a.m., March 22 through 9 p.m., March 23. FSU’s Great Give has seen steady growth in dollars raised and participation since its inception in 2012. Last year, the campaign celebrated its most successful year to date by raising $336,863 from more than 2,250 donors, an impressive 61.5 percent increase in dollars donated from the previous year.
“Last year’s tremendous success has set us on a path to do even better this year,” said Robyn Bertram, donor engagement officer for the Florida State University Foundation Office of Annual Giving. “Our supporters want to see faculty, staff and students achieve their project goals, which is why we’ve secured $23,500 in incentive awards.”
Various incentives will be awarded to participants throughout the 36-hour campaign based on specific criteria, such as the largest gift made in a time period. The largest incentive of $7,500 will be awarded to the project with the greatest number of alumni donors throughout FSU’s Great Give.
Supporters can give online to various initiatives throughout the university, from textbooks for first-generation students to study abroad opportunities. FSU colleges and units have created their own featured projects, which will be showcased using the sparkFSU crowdfunding platform.
Those unable to make a gift online can do so by check or by phone in advance of FSU’s Great Give. Please note that gifts should be earmarked for FSU’s Great Give, and checks must be received by the FSU Foundation by 4 p.m. March 23. Donors may select any FSU Foundation fund for their contribution.