FSU celebrates donors of new honors program

Florida State University recently honored alumnus James M. Seneff and the CNL Charitable Foundation. Seneff (BUS ’68) also presented 16 students with medals signifying their elite status as James M. Seneff Scholars in the College of Business’ James M. Seneff Honors Program. The James M. Seneff Honors Program, established through a $2 million gift to the college earlier this year by the CNL Charitable Foundation, honors Seneff, its founder, who also is founder and executive chairman of Orlando-based CNL Financial Group (CNL), a private investment management firm. The $2 million award is part of a total $5 million gift, $3 million of which created the James M. Seneff Fund for Preeminence at the college.