Incentives

Please help your college or unit secure additional funding by sharing it with your friends and family and encouraging them to support FSU’s Great Give! The incentive program was created to not only inspire you to support what you love at Florida State University but also to create a friendly competition between the University’s various colleges and units.

Each incentive award is based on specific criteria. The incentive will be awarded to the fund designation that best meets the specific criteria, whether that is a featured project, college, unit or some other Foundation fund. In the event of a tie, the incentive award will be split evenly between the winners.

Multiple gifts made by the same donor to the same college, program or project during an incentive-eligible timeframe will only count as one gift toward winning that incentive award. Donors using multiple credit cards in an attempt to increase the number of gifts during an incentive timeframe will be disqualified from that incentive award. All gifts made through FSU’s Great Give website, sparkFSU or any FSU college/unit online giving form are eligible to receive incentive awards.

 

Grand Prizes

  • The Grand Prize $7,500
    Thursday, March 22, 9 AM - Friday, March 23, 9 PM EDT

    Project with the greatest number of alumni donors during the 36 hours

    Sponsored by Ash & Jan Williams, Frank & Anne Nardozza, and Bill & Stephanie Lloyd

    Winner: Wall of Sound 2018 with 299 alumni donors

  • The Seminole Spirit Award $3,000
    Thursday, March 22, 9 AM - Friday, March 23, 9 PM EDT

    College or unit with the most dollars raised during the 36 hours

    Sponsored by Peter & Jennifer Collins

    Winner: College of Music with $50,006.50 raised

  • The Big Bang Award $2,000
    Thursday, March 22, 9 AM - Friday, March 23, 9 PM EDT

    Fund designation with the largest gift made during the 36 hours

    Sponsored by Tim & Peggy Cole

    Winner: Michael Shahnasarian Endowed Professorship in the College of Education with $9,776.08 raised

Incentives by Hour

  • Beginner’s Luck $1,000
    Thursday, March 22, 9 AM - 12 PM EDT

    Project with the most dollars raised during this time period

    Sponsored by Craig & Paula Reutlinger

    Winner: Wall of Sound 2018 with $11,405 raised

  • Afternoon Energy Boost $1,000
    Thursday, March 22, 2 PM - 4 PM EDT

    College or unit with the greatest number of donors during this time period

    Sponsored by Christopher Iansiti

    Winner: Student Veterans Center with 78 donors

  • Rush Hour Reward $1,000
    Thursday, March 22, 5 PM - 7 PM EDT

    Fund designation with the most dollars raised during this time period

    Sponsored by David & Emily Lane

    Winner: Marching Chiefs Instrument Fund with $2,265 raised

  • Prime Time Passion $1,000
    Thursday, March 22, 8 PM - 10 PM EDT

    Project with the greatest number of alumni donors during this time period

    Sponsored by Anne Hamilton Hold & Bill Hold

    Winner: Wall of Sound 2018 with 145 alumni donors

  • Wait ‘til the Midnight Hour $1,000
    Friday, March 23, 12 AM - 2 AM EDT

    Project with the greatest number of donors during this time period

    Sponsored by Julie Dunn Eichenberg & Robert Eichenberg

    Winner: Home Stretch Microgrants with 26 donors

  • Good Morning Sunshine $1,000
    Friday, March 23, 7 AM - 10 AM EDT

    College or unit with the most dollars raised during this time period

    Sponsored by Marvalene Hughes

    Winner: College of Communication and Information with $3,090 raised

  • The Lunch Bunch $1,000
    Friday, March 23, 12 PM - 2 PM EDT

    Fund designation with the greatest number of donors during this time period

    Sponsored by Sherrill & James Ragans

    Winner: Marching Chiefs Instrument Fund with 90 donors

  • TGIF $1,000
    Friday, March 23, 4 PM - 6 PM EDT

    College or unit with the most dollars raised during this time period

    Sponsored by Tom & Dawn Jennings

    Winner: College of Music with $2,175 raised

  • The Final Sunset $3,000
    Friday, March 23, 7 PM - 9 PM EDT

    Project with the most dollars raised during this time period

    Sponsored by John & Karen Culver

    Winner: Women’s Leadership Institute with $9,730 raised