The Florida State University community will come together to do something great during the eighth annual FSU’s Great Give, which raises funds for academic projects, programs, scholarships and student activities at the university. The 36-hour giving campaign, will take place March 28-29.
Gifts can be made online at greatgive.fsu.edu from 9 a.m. EDT, March 28, to 9 p.m. EDT, March 29. This year, FSU’s Great Give has set a fundraising goal of $500,000, which would be the highest amount raised in its history. Last year, the campaign celebrated its most successful year to date by raising $413,147 from 3,376 donors.
“Our donors have proven time after time that, when it comes to supporting FSU, their generosity knows no bounds,” said Robyn Bertram, donor engagement officer for the Florida State University Foundation Office of Annual Giving. “Every year, the FSU family is inspired to support projects that otherwise might not be funded, so it’s a great opportunity to not only give but to give where it is most needed.”
Projects also will have the opportunity to win $28,500 in incentive prizes throughout the campaign. For the first time in FSU’s Great Give history, $3,500 will be awarded to the college or unit with the greatest number of first-time donors to the FSU Foundation during the 36 hours.
Supporters can give online to various initiatives throughout the university — from student scholarships and emergency food services to travel abroad and research opportunities. FSU colleges and units have created their own featured projects, which will be showcased using the sparkFSU crowdfunding platform.
Throughout FSU’s Great Give, supporters may receive project updates, hourly incentive winner announcements and giving totals by liking FSU’s Great Give on Facebook or by following FSU’s Great Give on Twitter and Instagram.
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 5 p.m. EDT, March 29. Donors may select any FSU Foundation fund for their contribution.