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Corporate and Foundation Gifts

The Florida State University Foundation works closely with corporate and foundation representatives, as well as college deans and faculty from across the University, to ensure that top University priorities are achieved.

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Our Corporate and Foundation Development staff members cultivate mutually beneficial relationships with corporations and foundations to fund cutting-edge research, programs and services as well transformational scholarships and professorships.




Murray Smith
Interim Director


Jesse Torres
Development Officer


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Our Corporate and Foundation Development staff members assist faculty members in finding and securing philanthropic support.



Directory Instructions

Funding Process


David Lipten
Development Officer
(850) 645-0491

Audrey Kilts
Executive Secretary
(850) 644-0769