FSU’s Great Give incentives are ways to earn bonus money to support projects you care about. Help your project(s) earn incentives by donating and sharing them with your friends and family on social media.

 

Grand Prizes

  • Grand Prize $10,000

    Project with the greatest number of alumni donors during the 24 hours

    Sponsored by: Christopher Iansiti and Michael Fornaro

    Winner: Chiefs United with 407 Alumni Donors

  • Show Me the Donors Garnet $5,000

    Project with the greatest number of donors during the 24 hours

    Sponsored by: Paula and Bill Smith

    Winner: Chiefs United with 555 Donors

  • Show Me the Donors Gold $5,000

    Project with the second greatest number of donors during the 24 hours

    Sponsored by: Nancy and Richard McKay

    Winner: Sounds of Summer with 210 Donors

  • Seminole Spirit Award $5,000

    College or unit with the most dollars raised by young alumni (under 35) during the 24 hours

    Sponsored by: Jeff and Valerie Gargiulo

    Winner: The College of Music with $6,326 raised by Young Alumni (under 35)

  • New Recruits Award $5,000

    College or unit with the greatest number of first-time donors during the 24 hours

    Sponsored by: Peter and Jennifer Collins

    Winner: Student Affairs with 137 First Time Donors

  • Big Bang Award $5,000

    Fund designation with the largest gift made during the 24 hours

    Co-sponsored by: Russell Kohl and Steve Mudder

    Winner: 3-way tie with $25,000 gifts made to Chiefs United (F09170), Interior Design (F05770), and Opening Nights Sponsorships (F08856)

  • Far off Campus $5,000

    Fund gift from an alum residing the farthest distance from Westcott during the 24 hours

    Co-sponsored by: Craig Lynch and Florence Ashby

    Winner: An Alum living 10184.05 miles away in Singapore gave four gifts to Meryl Warren Alumni Development Fund in the College of Motion Picture Arts (F07934), Meryl Warren Alumni Development Fund in the College of Motion Picture Arts (Spendable, F07934S), Nicole Emanuele & Steven Farneth BFA Bold Reach Award (F08699), and the 1st Generation Matching Grant Program (F07098)

  • Dot the Map $5,000

    First project with gifts from at least 35 different states during the 24 hours

    Sponsored by: Donna Abood

    Winner: Chiefs United with 35 states reached first at 12:51pm

  • Garnet and Gold Unite $5,000

    Project with the greatest number of first-time alumni donors during the 24 hours

    Sponsored by: Kyle and Rebecca Riva

    Winner: Chiefs United with 30 First Time Alumni Donors

  • 1851 - First Place $5,000

    Project with the highest percentage current faculty/staff donors during the 24 hours

    Co-sponsored by: Mark and Nan Hillis & Buster and Judy Hagenbeck

    Winner: Supporting Student Participation in Conferences with 68% Faculty/Staff Donors

  • 1851 - Second Place $2,500

    Project with the second highest percentage current faculty/staff donors during the 24 hours

    Sponsored by: Frank and Chris Hall

    Winner: FSUCares SSTRIDE Student Award Fund with 61% Faculty/Staff Donors

  • Student Vibe - First Place $5,000

    Project with the greatest number of student donors during the 24 hours

    Co-sponsored by: Mark and Nan Hillis & Aggie and Jeff Stoops

    Winner: Student Support the Counseling & Psychology Center with 25 Student Donors

  • Student Vibe - Second Place $2,500

    Project with the second greatest number of student donors during the 24 hours

    Sponsored by: Donna Abood

    Winner: WVFS Tallahassee 89.7FM with 9 Student Donors

Incentives by Hour

  • Early Bird $3,000
    Wednesday, March 9, 2 AM - 5 AM EST

    Project with the greatest number of donors during this time period

    Sponsored by: Art and Sheila Fleming

    Winner: Student Support the Counseling & Psychology Center in Student Affairs with 26 donors

  • Good Morning Sunshine $3,000
    Wednesday, March 9, 7 AM - 10 AM EST

    Fund designation with the largest gift made during this time period

    Sponsored by: Frank and Anne Nardozza

    Winner: Opening Nights Sponsorships with $25,000 raised

  • The Lunch Bunch $4,000
    Wednesday, March 9, 11 AM - 2 PM EST

    Project with the greatest number of donors during this time period

    Co-sponsored by: Aggie and Jeff Stoops & Buster and Judy Hagenbeck & Mike and Hope Poland & Ash and Jan Williams

    Winner: Chiefs United in the College of Music with 179 donors

  • Happy Hours $4,000
    Wednesday, March 9, 3 PM - 6 PM EST

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

    Co-sponsored by: Bob and Lenore Rice & Ash and Jan Williams

    Winner: College of Social Work with $51,400 raised

  • Final Countdown $4,500
    Wednesday, March 9, 6 PM - 10 PM EST

    Project with the greatest number of donors during this time period

    Co-sponsored by: Tom and Wendy Haney & Ash and Jan Williams

    Winner: Chiefs United in the College of Music with 192 donors

  • Last Chance $5,000
    Wednesday, March 9, 10 PM - 12 AM EST

    Project with the greatest number of donors during this time period that has not already won a prior hourly incentive

    Co-sponsored by: Diahann Lassus

    Winner: FSU Black Alumni Scholarship in the Alumni Association with 20 donors