Florida State completes first billion-dollar fundraising campaign in university history

Florida State University has announced that it has successfully completed the most ambitious fundraising campaign in university history.

Florida State launched ‘Raise the Torch: The Campaign for Florida State’ in July 2010 with a goal of raising $1 billion. FSU reached and exceeded that lofty goal with $1,158,665,865 in gifts and pledges received from donors and supporters upon the campaign’s official closing June 30, 2018.

The announcement comes on the heels of FSU’s seven-place climb in the U.S. News & World Report “Best Colleges” rankings released earlier this month. The philanthropic support will help Florida State continue to distinguish itself as a preeminent university and bolster its national profile.