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10501 FGCU Blvd S.
Fort Myers, FL. 33965-6565

Phone: (239) 590-1006
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Press Release


Lefferts Joins FGCU as Planned Giving Director

FORT MYERS, FL - Florida Gulf Coast University announces the recent addition of Peter C. Lefferts to the new position of director of Planned Giving to design, organize and manage a comprehensive planned giving program for the FGCU Foundation Inc.

As a senior member of FGCU's development staff, the director of Planned Giving incorporates gift planning into a major fundraising strategy for the University. Lefferts collaborates with other development officers to advance comprehensive giving strategies.

"A planned gift to FGCU connects a lifetime of accumulated resources with the joy of giving back and provides each donor with the satisfaction of making a real difference in the lives of our students," Lefferts said.

"It is truly an honor for me to be a part of Florida Gulf Coast University and to work with our alumni and friends through planned giving."

Lefferts' work will help spur FGCU to the $125 million goal of the University's capital campaign. FGCU announced the public phase of the capital campaign in December and as of June, has raised more than $115 million toward the "Dedicated to Greatness" goal.

Lefferts was most recently director of Major Gifts and Planned Giving at Arcadia University in Glenside, Penn.

Prior, he was senior staff associate for Organizational Development and Strategic Planning at Wellbeing Systems in Abington, Pa., from 1998-2001; vice president for Student Affairs at Ferrum College in Ferrum, Va., from 1994-1998; associate dean of Students at Mary Washington College in Fredericksburg, Va.,, now the University of Mary Washington, from 1988-1994; and assistant dean of Students at Buena Vista University in Storm Lake, Iowa, from 1985-1988.

In 1990, Lefferts earned an Ed.D. in higher education administration from Loyola University Chicago. He also holds a Master of Arts in college student personnel from Bowling Green State University in Bowling Green, Ohio, and a bachelor's degree in religion from Westminster College in New Wilmington, Pa.

For more information, contact Lefferts at (239) 590-1077.

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