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FGCU Foundation Board Meets Wednesday, Bank of America Presents $175,000 Scholarship Check

FORT MYERS, FL - The Florida Gulf Coast University Foundation Board of Directors meets 10 a.m. Wednesday, June 12 in Howard Hall Room 111 and as part of Bank of America’s reallocation of $1.75 million for endowed scholarships statewide, Southwest Florida President Gerri Moll will present a $175,000 check to FGCU President William C. Merwin.
The FGCU scholarship goes to a first-time-in-college student with at least a 3.3 grade point average, financial need and a strong history of community service.

“Helping children and young adults succeed, from early childhood school readiness programs through college scholarships, is our top philanthropic priority at Bank of America, because we understand that providing educational opportunities at all levels will have a lasting impact on Florida’s future,” Moll says. “We’re proud to continue our long-standing relationship with Florida Gulf Coast University.”

The gifts are part of a $1 million commitment Bank of America made in 1999 - which the state of Florida matched with $750,000 - to establish the Bank of America Endowed Scholarship Fund for need-based scholarships to Florida’s students.

Between 1999 and 2001, the Florida Board of Regents Foundation held the funds. Under the new Florida Board of Education, the state is reallocating the money equally to the 10 state universities that existed in Florida in 1999.

The FGCU Foundation Inc. is the nonprofit, fundraising arm of the University.

For more information about the FGCU Foundation, contact senior administrative assistant Carol Deluccia at (941) 590-1067.

For more information about the Bank of America Endowed Scholarship Fund, contact Amanda Malcolm at (904) 791-5795 or visit the company web site at:

Meeting Agenda:

1.     Welcome and Call to Order

2.     Review of minutes from March 13

3.     Treasurer’s Report

4.     Finance Committee Report

5.     Development Committee Report

6.     Nominating Committee Report

7.     Special Reports and Presentations, including Bank of America

8.     President’s Report

9.     Old Business

10.     New Business

11.     Adjournment

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