The Florida College Society is a community of Florida College’s most dedicated friends and supporters. Members qualify by making gifts of at least $1,000 during the fiscal year (June 1–May 31), and membership is renewable on an annual basis. Members receive regular newsletters from President H.E. “Buddy” Payne, Jr. and are invited to special events on campus and around the country, most notably The Florida College Society Luncheon and Dedication Ceremony held during lectures week.
Members of The Florida College Society provide foundational financial support that is vital to the college’s success. Without the generous donations from Society members, Florida College wouldn’t be able to survive. There are many opportunities to support Florida College financially.
- The Scholarship Partner Fund – Scholarships funded by the Scholarship Partner Fund are awarded to students who have excelled academically, athletically or in the arts.
- The James R. Cope Adopt Program – The Adopt Program matches financially challenged students with donors who are interested in helping them attend Florida College. Donors have a unique opportunity to connect with individual students and make a difference in their lives.
- The Senior Legacy Scholarship Fund – Many of our four-year graduates choose to donate to the Senior Legacy Scholarship Fund to support scholarships for current students also pursuing their bachelor’s degrees.
- Florida College Athletic Association – Athletics is an important aspect of the Florida College experience. Gifts to the Florida College Athletic Association support our volleyball, soccer, cross-country and basketball teams.
Donations from Society members also fund special projects and endowments. The renovations to College Hall, the Stulgis-Akin Building and Wilson Hall were all made possible by generous Society members. The Adam Smelser Endowed Scholarship, the Marty Pickup Endowed Scholarship and the Griffin and Gretchen Copeland Endowed Scholarship were also partially funded by The Florida College Society.
Join The Florida College Society today to make a difference at Florida College.