Transcend Tomorrow Campaign Reaches $500 Million Milestone

Florida Atlantic has raised more than $500 million in its comprehensive fundraising campaign –Transcend Tomorrow: The Campaign for Florida Atlantic University – as a result of the generosity of more than 58,000 donors. Surpassing this milestone places the University at more than 80% toward its $600 million goal.

“This achievement reflects the unwavering commitment of our donors, alumni, community and friends who continue to champion Florida Atlantic’s mission to shape a brighter future,” said FAU President Stacy Volnick. “Thank you to those who made impactful gifts to the campaign, helping us drive the University forward in its pursuit of excellence.”

With the launch of the campaign, Florida Atlantic embarked on a journey to transform our tomorrow by addressing some of South Florida’s most critical needs. The University remains committed to training tomorrow’s health care professionals; seeking innovative solutions to protect the environment; and providing scholarships for student success, as well as other significant University priorities.

Fundraising made it possible for Florida Atlantic to open its doors more than 60 years ago, cultivating a strong history of giving within our vibrant community. The generosity of our visionary benefactors continues to shape Florida Atlantic’s trajectory by touching lives and galvanizing success.

“Philanthropy is the lifeblood of our institution. It fuels innovation, supports scholarships, and drives transformative change,” said David S. Green, Interim Vice President for Advancement. “Our donors have invested in Florida Atlantic’s future and in the future of our region. Their generosity enables us to address significant challenges.”

We remain eternally grateful to our transformational donors:

Ann Wood and the late John Wood
Avron B.  and Wendy Fogelman
Barb Schmidt and Dick Schmidt, and The Schmidt Family Foundation
Barbara Campbell and the late Bobby Campbell
Christine E. Lynn
David J.S. and Lynn Nicholson
Eleanor R. Baldwin
Holli Rockwell Trubinsky and Joseph Trubinsky
Marilyn Wallach and the late- Kurt Wallach
Let’s Have a Smile Scholarship Fund
Michelle and Michael Hagerty
The Sandler Family, and The Harvey and Phyllis Sander Foundation
Susan Smith and the late Phil Smith
The Lappin Family, and the Legacy Foundation of Palm Beach County

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