A researcher discovers a more cost-effective treatment for chronic disease. A first-generation college student achieves his dream of a degree. A professor provides new insight on a pressing social dilemma that impacts our community. None of this is possible without you.
Florida State donors, like you, ensure that your successes will become the triumphs of our students when you make a gift to support our great University. Your contributions provide the financial resources that allow Florida State University to provide unparalleled educational opportunities for our students, including scholarships, access to respected faculty members, and opportunities to participate in internships and conduct ground-breaking research.
As an alumni, parent or friend of Florida State University, you know that receiving an exceptional education is crucial for creating success. A well-educated individual has the ability to change the world and enrich the communities in which they live.
We recognize our donors’ generosity through various recognitions societies. These societies not only honor our donors but also illustrate how their support fosters excellence at Florida State.
You help us connect our students with their dreams.
Since 1977, the FSU Foundation’s Presidents Club has recognized the University’s most generous donors—individuals, families, corporations and foundations—whose support, dedication and vision make positive things happen in our community, our state and beyond. Presidents Club honorees provide the backbone of critical private support that makes Florida State University a leader in teaching, research and public service programs.
Levels of Recognition
The Presidents Club honors donors in five different societies named for historically significant dates, benefactors and former presidents. Gifts that count toward Presidents Club recognition include gifts of cash, stock or property, corporate matching gifts, gifts-in-kind, pledges and irrevocable planned gifts (all other planned gifts are recognized in the James D. Westcott Legacy Society).
- 1851 Society: $5 million or more total lifetime giving
- Francis Eppes Society: $1 million–$4,999,999 total lifetime giving
- Edward Conradi Society: $500,000–$999,999 total lifetime giving
- Doak Campbell Society: $100,000–$499,999 total lifetime giving
- Robert Strozier Society: $10,000–$99,999 total lifetime giving
Presidents Club Benefits
As vital members of this community, Presidents Club honorees meet University leaders, attend campus and club activities and form relationships with students, professors and other members of the Florida State University family. Honorees can become a part of FSU's international network, serving as ambassadors for the University with potential students and supporters all over the world.
Donor Relations department
James D. Westcott Legacy Society
The James D. Westcott Legacy Society is a tribute to the visionary James D. Westcott and to all generations of Florida State University benefactors who embrace his vision and who share his high ideals. Recognition in the Westcott Legacy Society is offered to all alumni and friends who have designated contributions to academic programs at Florida State University in their estate plans.
Honorees of the Westcott Legacy Society receive an invitation to our annual event with University leaders, faculty and students who have benefited from their generosity; invitations to other donor-only events; and recognition in our Honor Roll of Donors.
Office of Gift Planning
The GOLDEN RING Society recognizes young alumni who annually contribute $250 or more. This specially tailored program recognizes the investment graduates of the past 10 years are making in Florida State University. To be a part of The GOLDEN RING Society, alumni should have received their primary degrees within the past 10 years and be under the age of 35.
GOLDEN RING Society honorees are included in the FSU Foundation Donor Honor Roll and have the opportunity to serve on the GOLDEN RING Development Council.
Director of Annual Giving
Society honorees and annual donors can be viewed on our online honor roll.