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Board of Directors

Foundation Leadership

The 2024-2025 FGCU Foundation Board of Directors is composed of 30 elected Directors, 21 Chairpersons Emeriti & Foundation Fellows, and 4 Ex-Officio members

The FGCU Foundation is the channel for private gifts to FGCU through annual giving programs, planned gifts (outright gifts such as securities or real estate or deferred gifts through wills and trusts), and capital and other special-purpose campaigns. The Foundation’s principal responsibilities are to raise awareness of the need for private support, to solicit gifts on behalf of FGCU and to exercise fiduciary management of those gifts.

The board acts to ensure that the mission and purpose of the Foundation are being fulfilled and that all applicable policies and procedures are being followed. The board may also vote into action initiatives proposed by its special committees.

Upcoming Board Meetings

All meetings start at 9:00am unless otherwise noted.
Committee meeting information is on the Notices page.

      • September 11, 2024 – AB9, Room 138
      • December 4, 2024 – 4:30pm – Cohen Student Union, Ballroom
      • March 5, 2025 – Cohen Student Union, Room 201
      • May 28, 2025 – Cohen Student Union, Room 201

History & Mission

In 1993, a group of dedicated community leaders formed the Florida Gulf Coast University Foundation, Inc., to support the educational mission of FGCU. The foundation encourages, solicits, receives and administers gifts for scientific, educational and charitable purposes, all for the advancement of the university.


Ex Officio Members

Elected Members

Chairpersons Emeriti

Foundation Fellows

FGCU Staff