Office of Development

Ways to Give

  • Online: Make a safe and secure gift using your debit or credit card for a designation of your choice.
  • Text: Text the codeword FSU to 41444 to give on your mobile device using your credit or debit card.
  • Phone: Call our Gift Processor, Michelle Hocker, MBA at (910) 672-1311 for assistance with making a gift.
  • Matching Gift: Many employers sponsor matching gift programs and will match any charitable contributions or volunteer hours made by their employees, even upon retirement.
  • Payroll Deduction: Faculty and staff who wish to support FSU can opt for payroll deduction.
Annual Fund

A gift to the Annual Fund supports our students, faculty, and programs in the most direct way to make a positive impact on the educational experience and immediate needs.

For more information on making a contribution to the Annual Fund, please contact Ms. Jasmin Sessoms via phone at (910) 672-1681 or by email at  

Major Gifts

Contributions made to the University of $25,000 or more are considered Major Gifts. Endowments allow the University to accure interests on the principal fund that can be used towards scholarships, professorships, or other campaign priorities.

For more information on how to establish an endowment or if you would like to consider making a Major Gift, please call (910) 672-2348 or email

Planned Giving

We can help you and your financial advisor(s) develop a gift plan that meets your financial and philanthropic goals to support FSU. A properly planned gift may help you reduce or eliminate capital gains and gift and estate taxes. You may realize immediate tax savings as well. Real estate and tangible property can be turned into gifts with immediate tax benefits.

For more information, please visit the planned giving page.

If you are interested in exploring your options about planned giving, please call Dr. Jimmy Tate at (910) 672-1349 or email

Corporate and Foundation Relations

As FSU continues to evolve into a national and global educational resource, greater emphasis will be placed on building relationships with key corporate and foundation contacts. If you are an alumnae or friend of FSU, we encourage you to contact us to discuss how we might partner with your organization through specific projects and other initiatives.

Please visit the Corporate and Foundation Relations page for more information.