WHAT is FSU’s Great Give?
FSU’s Great Give is a 24-hour, university-wide day of giving that allows Nole fans to support areas they are passionate about at Florida State University.
WHO can participate?
Anyone who loves FSU! This event is open to students, alumni, faculty, staff, parents and friends of Florida State University.
WHen is it?
FSU’s Great Give will be held for 24 hours, starting at 12:01 am on Wednesday, March 8.
WHERE IS IT TAKING PLACE?
FSU’s Great Give is a university-wide initiative that takes place online, on social media and on campus. Within the 24-hour event, credit card, debit card, PayPal, Venmo and Apple Pay donations can be made at your convenience via FSU’s Great Give website. Colleges and units will be posting social media updates throughout the duration of FSU’s Great Give. You can read and share news by liking or following our Facebook, Twitter and Instagram accounts.
Great things happen when we unite to support FSU. Your donation during FSU’s Great Give provides an immediate impact on the programs and experiences that make our university unique.
HOW can I participate?
Many colleges and units have highlighted specific projects that need your support—Visit the Support Your Team page for more information. Any program or fund that is not listed on this page may be located by visiting give.fsu.edu and selecting a college or unit or by using the “Search Funds” tab.
We accept online gifts via FSU’s Great Give website, SPARKFSU, the FSU Foundation website or any FSU college or unit online giving form. Gifts not made online, such as those made via phone or check, will be included in the final, validated FSU’s Great Give total if the donor indicates that their gift is for FSU’s Great Give and it is received before the end of business day on March 8. There is a $5 minimum gift, but no maximum gift. The FSU Foundation is a 501(c)(3) charitable organization, and gifts made to it are tax-deductible to the extent allowed by the law.
If you are an FSU faculty or staff member, you can schedule a payroll deduction. Payroll deductions must be scheduled to begin by the March 24 pay period, and the total amount deducted between the start date and March 2024 will be counted towards FSU’s Great Give.
What counts as a gift?
Donors are encouraged to make gifts to multiple colleges, programs and projects. All gifts made to individual college or program will be counted in the final total. Multiple gifts made by the same donor to support different college, program or project challenges will count separately. The FSU Foundation is a 501(c)(3) charitable organization, and gifts made to it are tax-deductible to the extent allowed by the law. View the FSU Foundation's Nonprofit Disclosures.
Gifts not made online, such as those made via phone or check, will be included in the final, validated FSU’s Great Give totals if the donor indicates their gift is for FSU’s Great Give and it is received by the end of business on March 8.
Only outright charitable gifts to Florida State University through five of the university’s direct support organizations—the FSU Foundation, Seminole Boosters, FSU Alumni Association, The John and Mable Ringling Museum of Art and the FSU Real Estate Foundation—are accepted during FSU’s Great Give. Memberships without charitable components to any of these organizations are not counted towards the FSU’s Great Give total.
Pledges made during the event will not count in the final total and will not qualify for challenges.
Gifts made to pay an existing pledge will count in FSU’s Great Give final total.