Phenomenal Philanthropy

>> In fiscal year 2020, nearly 10,000 donors gave $33 million in support of FAU’s students, faculty and programs.

>> An anonymous donor gave $10 million for student scholarships, which will be split evenly among Christine E. Lynn College of Nursing students and first-generation students in the Kelly/Strul Emerging Scholars Program.

>> The Athletics department received an anonymous $2.5 million gift earmarked for student-athlete scholarships.

>> The Taft Foundation gave $1.5 million to the College of Education’s Academy for Community Inclusion, which supports students with intellectual disabilities.

>> The Cornelia T. Bailey Foundation gave $1.125 million to create the Glenn W. and Cornelia T. Bailey Foundation Marine SEA Scholars program at the FAU Marine Science Lab. The gift will be used to support educational, research, and equipment based needs for students working at the lab at Gumbo Limbo, run by the Charles E. Schmidt College of Science.

>> The Dorothy F. Schmidt College of Arts and Letters received a $1.125 million gift from FAU benefactor Marleen Forkas to name the Marleen Forkas Studio One Theatre. This latest gift continues to build Mrs. Forkas’ legacy across FAU’s Boca Raton campus; she and her late husband, Harold, have supported FAU for more than 20 years.

>> The Avron B. Fogelman Sports History Museum, a permanent exhibit featuring artifacts from the former Kansas City Royals owner and longtime Boca Raton resident’s private collection, opened in the Schmidt Family Complex for Academic and Athletic Excellence. Part of a donation valued at more than $10 million, the collection is widely considered one of the largest private libraries amassed and owned by an individual.