Why Give

Be the difference that makes the difference

Your investment in FGCU transforms lives, strengthens your community and region, and offsets financial shortfalls caused by limited state aid. Career preparation, social responsibility and informed citizenship are hallmarks of an FGCU education.

Because of you, they can succeed

Your financial support positively impacts students’ lives and benefits our communities and our region.

Angelita Berdiales

'19, Music Performance/Piano

“I’m very grateful to Maurizio and Laura Nisita for the scholarship support … The possibility of attending FGCU was exciting for me, but with all the expenses, it would have been impossible without their help.”

Brian Cummings

'19, Political Science

“It was incredible to receive the Cacho Family Scholarship. It helped me purchase books, pay rent, and buy those everyday items you need, but don’t factor into your budget … I honestly can’t thank them enough.”

Nadege Severe

'18, Accounting

“I’m a first-generation college student … My parents didn’t have enough money to help pay for my education. So, to those who chose me to receive financial assistance through the Immokalee Fund, ‘I thank you for helping me achieve my dream of becoming a CPA and of becoming a better person in the future.’”

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Experience the transformative power of philanthropy

Seidler family investment in College of Arts & Sciences benefits students, faculty, community 

"It’s a matter of trying to preserve the arts and sciences. My wife and I both had a liberal-arts education. We want to make sure students who want that foundation in the humanities have access to those programs."

— Lee Seidler

Meet the Seidlers


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Estero couple invest in the future of the arts

Maurizio and Laura Nisita see their commitment as an investment in the performers of tomorrow.

“We wanted to do something for music in general, and we thought that giving to FGCU, as a teaching institution, was the best way to go.”

— Maurizio Nisita

Meet the Nisitas

Alumni give back for next Eagle generations

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I’m giving back to the university that took a chance on me.”

Read how FGCU prepared them for their future.

MEET Braxton & Jill
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FGCU gave me everything I ever wanted in life. I had opportunities I wouldn’t have had elsewhere. ”

Learn why Peter stays involved and believes in paying it forward

MEET Peter
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I’m proud to be among those who support FGCU to help a college education be a bit more affordable. FGCU opened doors for me. ”

Hear how FGCU opened doors for Cynthia

MEET Cynthia

Give now and support future FGCU Eagles