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FGCU Foundation

FGCU Foundation

How to Give


Thank you for considering a gift in support of Florida Gulf Coast University, its students, faculty, or programs.  At FGCU your gift can be restricted for a particular educational purpose of your choosing or given in an unrestricted manner authorizing the University to take advantage of opportunities that will advance the institution or meet its critical needs.  You may establish a donor-named endowment that will continue forever to generate an annual support stream for your desired educational purpose or direct the entire gift for immediate use.  We look forward to helping you structure your contribution(s) to best meet your giving objective.  

You can give using the FGCU Foundation Online Giving Form

FGCU employees may give through payroll deductions using the FGCU Employee Giving Form. Download the FGCU Employee Giving Form.

If you wish to mail a gift, please mail your gift to:

Florida Gulf Coast University Foundation, Inc.
10501 FGCU Boulevard, South
Fort Myers, FL 33965-6565

If possible, please provide the following with your check or extended gift promise:

  1. Your Name (as you wish it to appear in the FGCU Contributor Roll, such as John Donor, Mr. and Mrs. John Donor, Mary and John Donor, John Q. and Mary L. Donor, John Donor and Mary Benefactor, to name a few possibilities.)
  2. If your gift is in memory of someone, please provide the name of the deceased and the name and address of any individual you wish notified with a card. (The amount of the gift will not be shared, unless you wish it to be.)
  3. If your gift is a tribute to someone, please provide the occasion and the name and address of the person you would like notified. (The amount of the gift will not be shared, unless you wish it to be.)
  4. Your address(es)
  5. Your telephone number(s)
  6. How you wish your gift to be used - its purpose
  7. Class (if alumni)
  8. If your company matches gifts, please obtain the matching gifts form from the human resources department, complete and mail it with your check or pledge.
  9. If you wish to spread your gift over time, please provide us with that schedule.

Thank you.

FGCU Foundation accepts Visa, MasterCard, Discover and American Express.

For more information on giving, please call

  • Christopher Simoneau - VP for University Advancement and Exec. Dir. of the FGCU Foundation - (239) 590-1067
  • Judie Cassidy - Sr. Dir. of Advancement - (239) 590-1058
  • Bill Rice - Sr. Dir. of Development - (239) 590-1077

Florida Gulf Coast University encourages individuals, companies, and foundations to assist FGCU students. 

The State of Florida is matching dollar-for-dollar any scholarship gift in support of First Generation students.  First Generation students are students with financial need who have parents who have not graduated with a bachelor’s degree or higher. 

Need-based Scholarships open doors to higher education and, through that, a better life for dedicated, persevering students who might not otherwise be able to afford to attend the University.  Merit-based Scholarships attract outstanding undergraduates with top academic and leadership records who without competitive FGCU scholarships would accept offers from other schools and leave the region.

When you make a scholarship gift, you will be asked to name the fund and determine the award criteria.  Typically, scholarships are based on GPA, major, county of residence, desired career, and/or community involvement or demonstrated leadership.  If your gift establishes an endowment fund—a fund that will continue to produce annual awards in perpetuity—, awards will be approximately 4.0% of the December 31st market value.

Every fall you will receive a heartfelt letter and photograph from your student(s).  You will also be invited to meet your student at the popular annual President’s Scholarship Luncheon and hear his/her personal stories and words of appreciation.

For more information or to make a scholarship gift, please contact Judith Cassidy, FGCU Foundation, (239) 590-1058,










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