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FGCU Campaign Priorities


President BradshawWhen I think about Florida Gulf Coast University, I think about the opportunities we offer our students, faculty and staff, and our Southwest Florida region.

  • Personal growth
  • Intellectual advancement
  • Economic mobility
  • Environmental sustainability
  • Artistic and cultural vitality

These are the kinds of opportunities that can change an individual’s life, and that can change the lives of people throughout Southwest Florida. And, they do every day.

When I stand at my office window and look out on the academic heart of our campus, I am inspired. Our great University represents dreams and aspirations of so many, and it is a place of innovation, solutions, discovery and knowledge.

Of course, our dream for FGCU is not yet complete, and we need your help to take the next significant step forward. Together we have accomplished great things. Our development has been remarkable. Our programs and research are relevant to the region and beyond. Our University has become the school of choice and a model for even well-established institutions to emulate.

Our goal in this campaign is to continue the incredible trajectory of the past 17 years to place the University among the finest public universities in the country. We’ll do this by supporting outstanding educational programs; recruiting and retaining the finest students, faculty, and staff; enhancing our beautiful campus, and building additional partnerships with our communities.

Please join us as we advance Florida Gulf Coast University for even further greatness.

Cohen Center at FGCU

Funding FGCU for the future

As the University approaches its 20th anniversary in 2017, FGCU has launched a $100-million fundraising campaign to ensure its continued growth and development as Southwest Florida’s leading institution of higher education. The campaign’s five strategic fundraising initiatives will positively impact the campus as well as the region:

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With your gift in support of these initiatives, FGCU can advance pioneering research, attract and retain the best and brightest students and faculty and expand cultural, educational and entertainment programming for generations to come. We’ve come a long way since opening our doors in 1997. Support from the community has been integral to our growth from the start and will be equally essential as we enter a new phase in our history and focus on growing our endowments and programs.