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Your Passion: Our Priorities

You shared what matters to you. We listened. The FAU Foundation works hard to assure your investment advances the issues you care about most.

 

Education

As the national debt crisis escalates, the FAU Foundation is securing support for scholarships and success programs so our students continue to strive and thrive in outstanding ways.

58%

of students represent varied ethnic backgrounds, creating the most diverse university in the state system with the highest graduation rates among peers

33%

of students are the first in their families to attend college, bolstered by the economic and life skills support of our student success programs

1 and Only

As the region’s only public university, our graduates strengthen the state with workforce-ready thinkers, doers and leaders

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Health

FAU engages the full spectrum of human health with an emphasis on the golden years. Through research, clinical trials, and patient care, we specialize in the challenges facing Florida’s various populations, including addiction, developmental disabilities, and dementia.

6 Colleges

share a research focus on Healthy Aging and Neuroscience, addressing the wellness needs of our state’s population

$4 million

in grant funding by the National Institutes of Health helps FAU scientists understand and treat addiction, putting FAU on the frontlines of the opioid crisis

World-renowned

Max Planck Florida Institute for Neuroscience and Scripps Florida are research partners to FAU undergraduates and faculty

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Environment

Water is Florida’s greatest resource — and challenge. FAU’s focus on severe weather and its effects is leading research that will influence critical concerns ranging from international food security and national defense to personal property.

$10 Million

in research awards from the U.S. Navy helps our experts study deep water national defense

$2.4 Million

in research support from the U.S. Department of Agriculture funds an industrial aquaculture research project that could solve global food shortages 

State Leadership

Gov. Ron DeSantis appointed Dr. James Sullivan, Executive Director at FAU’s Harbor Branch Oceanographic Institute, to a statewide taskforce addressing toxic algae blooms and property, health, and the environment

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Stories of Gratitude

Florida Atlantic University held a Service Awards program in April honoring the outstanding work and milestones of our faculty and staff.

GIFT ESTABLISHES FIRST ENDOWED CHAIR OF WILKES HONORS COLLEGE
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The Comforts recently made a gift to establish the Pierrepont Comfort Chair in Political Science at Florida Atlantic University's Harriet L. Wilkes Honors College. The Honors College’s first…

Ponte Health Fellowship
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Florida Atlantic University’s School of Architecture in the Dorothy F. Schmidt College of Arts and Letters recently received a gift of $500,000 from Tabitha Ponte to create the…

MYRNA GORDON SKURNICK THEATRE LAB PLAYWRITING PROGRAM AND CREATIVE WRITING MFA FELLOWS
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Florida Atlantic University’s Dorothy F. Schmidt College of Arts and Letters recently announced a significant gift from…

Kerry & David
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As of March 1, 2021, Florida Atlantic University welcomes David S. Green and Kerry Kruckel as interim co-leaders of Institutional Advancement and the FAU Foundation, Inc.

Marilyn and Kurt Wallach
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Florida Atlantic University officially announced today that it has received its largest gift in school history – a $20 million gift from benefactors Kurt and Marilyn Wallach. 

Arthur Gutterman
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Florida Atlantic University’s Dorothy F. Schmidt College of Arts and Letters recently announced a multi-million dollar gift from Arthur Gutterman to name the Arthur and Emalie Gutterman Family…

Bobby Campbell
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A life spent creating opportunities for others defined the character of self-made mogul Bobby Campbell, a beloved FAU Honorary Doctor, and philanthropic legend.

Kitty Vagi
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Believing learning and travel go hand-in-hand, the Oscar Vagi Traveling Endowed Fellowship Fund sends FAU School of Architecture students to sources of design inspiration around the world.

B G Carter and Kay Carpenter
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Paying generosity forward is something nurses do every day in their work. FAU nursing students receiving the Kay Carpenter “Pay it Forward” Scholarship Fund return the support they received to the…

N. Anton Borja, D.O., MATCM Director
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A $4 million grant launches the Marcus Institute of Integrative Health at FAU’s Charles E. Schmidt College of Medicine, bearing the Marcus Foundation name and offering innovative clinical services…

Isabel Hildalgo
Stories of Gratitude

A scholarship comes full-circle for the first graduate of the Kelly/Strul Emerging Scholars program as she prepares to mentor those who follow in her path.

Howard Schnellenberger

Legendary Coach Howard Schnellenberger Has Passed Away at the Age of 87

"To Believe is to Be Strong"

It is with heavy hearts that Florida Atlantic University announces, on behalf of the Schnellenberger family, the passing of a dad, a grandpa, a husband and a legendary coach.

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