Please help your college or unit secure additional funding by sharing 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.

Incentive awards will be granted based on each award’s specific criteria to eligible academic sparkFSU projects and funds. 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.

Donors are encouraged to make gifts to multiple colleges, programs and projects. Multiple gifts made by the same donor to different colleges, programs or projects during an incentive-eligible timeframe will count separately. The FSU Foundation reserves the right to disqualify gifts counting toward incentive awards that were made or altered in order to provide an unfair advantage during that time period. 

All gifts made through FSU’s Great Give website, sparkFSU or any FSU college/unit online giving form, gifts made by phone and checks received before an incentive window ends are eligible to receive incentive awards. Additionally, stock transfers committed and funds received by the Foundation brokerage account by Friday, March 29 at 5 p.m. EDT will qualify toward the full 36-hour incentives.

 

Grand Prizes

  • Grand Prize $8,000
    Thursday, March 28, 9 AM - Friday, March 29, 9 PM EDT

    Project with the greatest number of donors during the 36 hours

    Co-sponsored by Jeff & Valerie Gargiulo, and Dean & Eliza Cash

    Winner: Marching Chiefs: D-Day 75 Parade in Normandy with 681 donors

  • Seminole Spirit Award $3,500
    Thursday, March 28, 9 AM - Friday, March 29, 9 PM EDT

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

    Sponsored by Christopher Iansiti

    Winner: College of Music with $94,555 raised

  • Big Bang Award $2,500
    Thursday, March 28, 9 AM - Friday, March 29, 9 PM EDT

    Fund designation with the largest gift made during the 36 hours

    Sponsored by Frank and Anne Nardozza

    Winner: Women in Math, Science and Engineering (WIMSE) in the College of Arts & Sciences with $25,000 raised

Incentives by Hour

  • Beginner’s Luck $1,000
    Thursday, March 28, 9 AM - 12 PM EDT

    Project with the most dollars raised during this time period

    Sponsored by Tom & Dawn Jennings

    Winner: Marching Chiefs: D-Day 75 Parade in Normandy with $13,016 raised

  • Afternoon Energy Boost $1,000
    Thursday, March 28, 2 PM - 4 PM EDT

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

    Sponsored by Sherrill & Jimmy Ragans

    Winner: College of Music with 101 donors

  • Rush Hour Reward $1,000
    Thursday, March 28, 5 PM - 7 PM EDT

    Fund designation with the most dollars raised during this time period

    Sponsored by Tim & Peggy Cole

    Winner: Marching Chiefs Normandy Fund in the College of Music with $6,955 raised

  • Prime Time Passion $1,000
    Thursday, March 28, 8 PM - 10 PM EDT

    Project with the most dollars raised during this time period

    Sponsored by Russell Kohl

    Winner: Marching Chiefs: D-Day 75 Parade in Normandy with $3,025 raised

  • Wait ‘til the Midnight Hour $1,000
    Friday, March 29, 12 AM - 2 AM EDT

    Project with the greatest number of donors during this time period

    Sponsored by Anne Hamilton-Hold & Bill Hold

    Winner: The Internship Fund with 5 donors

  • Good Morning Sunshine $1,000
    Friday, March 29, 7 AM - 10 AM EDT

    Fund designation with the largest gift made during this time period

    Sponsored by Peter & Jennifer Collins

    Winner: Chemical and Biomedical Engineering Scholarship in the College of Engineering with $10,000 raised

  • The Lunch Bunch $1,000
    Friday, March 29, 12 PM - 2 PM EDT

    Project with the greatest number of donors during this time period

    Sponsored by David & Emily Lane

    Winner: Study Abroad Scholarship Fund with 65 donors

  • TGIF $1,000
    Friday, March 29, 4 PM - 6 PM EDT

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

    Sponsored by Tom & Yvonne McAlpin

    Winner: College of Music with $6,835 raised

  • The Final Sunset $3,000
    Friday, March 29, 7 PM - 9 PM EDT

    Project with the most dollars raised during this time period

    Sponsored by Bill & Stephanie Lloyd

    Winner: Marching Chiefs: D-Day 75 Parade in Normandy with $17,444 raised