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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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Kerry & David
Supporter Spotlight

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
Supporter Spotlight

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
Supporter Spotlight

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…

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.

N. Anton Borja, D.O., MATCM Director
Supporter Spotlight

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…

B G Carter and Kay Carpenter
Supporter Spotlight

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…

Bobby Campbell
Supporter Spotlight

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
Supporter Spotlight

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.

Donald and Elaine Singer Collection
Stories of Gratitude

Designing Donors: What more suitable gift could the School of Architecture receive than a lifetime collection of Frank Lloyd Wright renderings and resources?

Bebeto Amazan
Stories of Gratitude

When a lack of senior-year funds nearly derailed his life plan, the FAU family helped hard-working student Bebeto Amazan graduate and take his next step toward a medical career in neuroscience.

STEM Outreach Program
Stories of Gratitude

Who doesn’t enjoy a “Fun Friday?” These brainiac after-school visits from FAU students keep science, technology, engineering, and math concepts top of mind for local Palm Beach County youth.

Rubin & Cynthia Gruber
Supporter Spotlight

Giving back is their way of life. Sparking ideas is their passion. The Gruber Sandbox at the S.E. Wimberly Library on the Boca Raton campus represents both — a state-of-the-art exploration lab and…

Rubin & Cynthia Gruber

RUBIN & CYNTHIA GRUBER

"When we see something that could spark change, we look at how to magnify that opportunity and give it greater impact."

Both Rubin and Cindy grew up in households with grandmothers who kept a tin can in the kitchen, which served as a collection vessel for money that would go to charitable causes. If they didn’t have money to give, they would volunteer their time and talent, realizing the importance of giving back.

Read the Gruber's Story

 

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“Thankfulness is the beginning of gratitude. Gratitude is the completion of thankfulness. Thankfulness may consist merely of words. Gratitude is shown in acts.” -- Henri Frederic Amiel