FSU Foundation

Parent & Family Advancement Council

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Welcome to the Seminole Family! As chair of the Parent & Family Advancement Council, I’m excited to invite you to be an active and engaged member of our wonderful community. We appreciate the unique backgrounds of our students and would be honored if you joined them on the next step of their journey.

You play a vital role in your student’s success, and by joining the Parent & Family Advancement Council, you will directly collaborate with the university to empower students to achieve their full potential. You can also enjoy a deeper connection with the university through philanthropic engagement, programs and activities.

Additionally, council members play an essential role as ambassadors, welcoming new families to FSU and participating in events like move-in day, family weekend festivities and more.

If you’d like to learn more about becoming involved with the Parent and Family Advancement Council, please click here to provide your contact information.

Thank you for being a part of the FSU community.

Go Noles!

Jennifer Collins (B.S. ’93, J.D. ’96)
Chair, Parent & Family Advancement Council

As a Parent & Family Advancement Council member, you join a group of dedicated philanthropic families committed to student success. By engaging more deeply with the FSU community, the council helps forge new connections, serve as university ambassadors and support fundraising initiatives that are most meaningful to them. With a minimum annual gift of $10,000, Council members enjoy unique benefits and opportunities.

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Access to curated events in Tallahassee and beyond

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Engage with university leaders and campus partners

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Semesterly council meetings to connect with other families

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Ability to support your philanthropic passion areas

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Meet Our Members

Eric and Tina Burton
Naples, FL

Karen and Steve Cochran
Winter Park, FL

Jennifer and Peter Collins
Tampa, FL

Leyda and John Cooksey
Jacksonville, FL

Rick and Melissa Fenton
Dade City, FL

Christine and Andrew Gumberg
Fort Lauderdale, FL

Katie and John Turner
Safety Harbor, FL

Ken Underwood
Jacksonville, FL


Chuck and Caroline Wasson
Destin, FL


Spring Events

Date Event Time Location
January 26, 2024 Parent & Family Advancement Council, Virtual Meeting 12 – 1:30 PM Zoom
April 19, 2024 Parent & Family Advancement Council,Spring Meeting 12 – 4 PM TBD
May 3 - 4, 2024 Spring Commencement TBD Donald L. Tucker Civic Center