Family Connection Florida State University

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Support the Family Fund

Support Student Services at FSU

The FSU Family Fund was created as a way for families to help all FSU students through donations that go towards important student services at the university. Although there is not a monetary requirement to join Family Connection, we encourage you to make a gift that will help us raise our goal of $40,000 to support FSU students! In the past, gifts from family members have provided free flu shots at the Health & Wellness Center, internships through the FSU Career Center and support programs through the FSU Police Department (see list below).

Gifts to the FSU Family Fund are tax deductible & benefit all students at Florida State!


Check out our Donor Roll to see those FSU families who have already declared their support of the FSU Family Fund!


Please contact Eddie Higginbotham, Assistant Director for New Student & Family Programs.

2015 Family Fund Highlights

  • Promoted students' career preparedness through the Career Center by providing career advising and counseling programs, expanding internship opportunities and increasing employment and graduate school opportunities;
    • Hosted 986 employers during Seminole Futures and the other 15 career expos throughout the year (197 more employers than in 2013)
    • 481 employers conducted 3,121 on–campus interviews
    • 5,392 Experiential Learning placements(Internships, Externships, Job Shadowing, etc.)
  • Supported the Unconquered Scholars Program — students entering FSU who were previously classified as homeless or in foster care — in the Center for Academic Retention and Enhancement (C.A.R.E.)
  • Provided support to students in need via the Victim Advocate Program
  • Funded leadership development for Student Government, Housing and Fraternity and Sorority Life student leaders through LeaderShape and the Greek Leadership Summit
    • LeaderShape is a nationally recognized, intensive six–day program that seeks to energize, inspire, develop, and support students who have a commitment to lead with a high level of integrity
  • The Center for Global Engagement facilitated international diversity and fostered global understanding and awareness through student engagement events including the weekly International Coffee Hour program
  • Funded student participation in the Moellership program — students are selected to spend 8–12 weeks of their summer performing full–time volunteer work domestically or internationally
  • Funded programs such as PeaceJam and FSUnity Day through the Center for Leadership & Social Change
    • PeaceJam brings Nobel Peace Prize Laureates to FSU to work personally with students to pass on the spirit, skills and wisdom they embody
    • FSUnity Day brings the FSU community together and highlights the diversity and inclusivity of the many cultures represented at FSU
  • Funded on–campus Residence Life Programming for the more than 7,000 students living in 19 university residence halls
  • Supported Seminole Sensation Week in which more than 23,000 students participated in near 24–hour alcohol–free programming during the first week of classes in the Fall. Programs included concerts, comedians, breakfast for a buck, and a multicultural showcase.
  • Funded Stress Buster Day and depression screening through the University Counseling Center
  • Provided support for RENEW (Realizing Everyone's Need for Emotional Wellness) — peer network providing one–on–one and group sessions for student in emotional need
  • Provided more than 2,500 free flu shots through University Health Services
  • Provided support to open the new dental clinic, providing comprehensive on–campus dental care for students in the Health & Wellness Center

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