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FSU’s Great Give will focus on 11th anniversary donors

The university’s annual giving day is set for March 9

The Florida State University community will come together on March 9 for FSU’s Great Give, the university’s 11th annual giving day. This year’s Million Dollar Day focuses on donors, setting a goal to reach 4,500 in just 24 hours.

Sarishni Patel, director of annual giving for the Florida State University Foundation, explained why this new vision is essential for the event.

“We want to express that all donors can have a positive impact on our projects,” Patel said. “Last year, over 4,100 donors contributed to our total fundraising of over $1.5 million. Reaffirming that we all come together to do great things is truly at the heart of FSU’s Great Give. I want our donors to know that every donation counts. They are what makes 24 hours truly great.

Supporters can donate online at greatgive.fsu.edu to various initiatives across the university. FSU colleges and units have created more than 90 projects, which will be showcased using the sparkFSU crowdfunding platform. Projects also have the opportunity to earn additional funds through hourly and 24-hour incentives, sponsored by the FSU Foundation Board of Trustees.

Throughout FSU’s Great Give, donors can receive project updates and announcements by liking FSU’s Great Give on Facebook or following FSU’s Great Give on Twitter and Instagram.

Those unable to donate online can do so by check or by phone prior to FSU’s Great Give. Please note that donations must be reserved for FSU’s Great Give and checks must be received by the FSU Foundation by 5 p.m. EST, Wednesday, March 9. Donors can select any FSU Foundation fund for their contribution.

For more information, visit https://greatgive.fsu.edu/.