FSU Foundation

Donor Recognition

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.

You help us connect our students with their dreams. Thank you.

Recognition Societies

We recognize our donors’ generosity through various recognition societies. These societies not only honor our donors but also illustrate how their support fosters excellence at Florida State.

Did you Nole?

As valued honorees in our recognition societies, you have access to services made available only to you!

President's ClubPresident's Club Logo

Since 1977, the President’s Club has recognized the university’s most generous donors. The dreams and visions honorees have for Florida State have transformed the university into a world-class institution and helped it become a leader in teaching, research and public service. Donors with lifetime giving of $50,000 or more to any college, department or academic program through the Florida State University Foundation qualify to be recognized in the FSU Foundation President’s Club.

President’s Club Honors — $50,000-$999,999 Total Lifetime Giving

Not just a position of high respect or great academic esteem, but to us a level of distinction that recognizes outstanding achievement.

President’s Club Scholars — $1 Million+ Total Lifetime Giving

Not just individuals who pursue academic and intellectual excellence, but to us a group who empowers the next generation.


  • Welcome packet
  • Unique impact pieces
  • Invitation to annual President’s Club celebration event
  • Exclusive experiences to see new and innovative areas of study and research
  • Featured in Foundation communications
  • Annual tour of campus or notable campus location
  • VIRES® magazine
  • FSU Report on Giving
  • Complimentary Alumni Association membership (for alumni)
  • 10 non-cumulative Seminole Booster priority points

2022 President's Club Celebration Photos

Donor Relations department
(850) 644-1485

James D. Westcott Legacy Society James D. Westcott Legacy Society Logo

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 in the Westcott Legacy Society receive the following benefits:

  • Exclusive invitations to events, including annual luncheon featuring university leaders, faculty, and students who have benefited from your generosity
  • Informational seminars and communication related to estate and financial planning
  • Opportunities to share your personal experiences and inspire others
  • Dedicated access to staff who can answer questions and provide assistance

2023 James D. Westcott Society luncheon photos

Office of Gift Planning