ADHUS – Frequently Asked Questions

Frequently Asked Questions

Why should we give to the K-12 Student Enrichment Annual Fund?

This program provides the necessary funding to fulfill the school’s most critical needs. Gifts to the K-12 Student Enrichment Annual Fund will impact every child and enhance all areas of the school experience including academics, athletics, arts, extra-curricular activities, technology, and student life. With your help, we can complete our mission of providing a world-class education for our students and reshaping education in our country.

How will our gift make a difference?

Every gift counts and every dollar matters! This is a community fund that encourages participation at any level of giving that is comfortable for you and your family. The sum of all giving as a strong, participating school community, will provide an enormous amount of resources to help support every child’s educational experience.

How do we make a donation and maximize our gift?

Giving is simple. Contributions can be made in the form of cash, check, charge card, donated stock, or payroll deduction for FAU employees. You can maximize your gift with recurring monthly payments via charge card or payroll deduction - and with our corporate matching gift program.

Will we be asked to participate in other fundraising initiatives throughout the year?

Our goal is to keep the amount of calls for support to a minimum. The only other fundraising initiative that you will receive information on is our established Parent Teacher Organization (PTO). We do hope that our families will join the PTO and either support financially or through volunteer services.

Are there other giving opportunities?

Yes. Other giving opportunities include:

  • Let’s Build This Together Capital Campaign – construction of a new school facility
  • Restricted gifts for a specific project or program
  • Endowed funds and estate gifts

If you have questions, please contact: Mickey Zitzmann, Director of Development at mzitzmann@fau.edu or (561) 297-4856.

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Faculty and Staff Campaign: Meet the Ambassadors

Meet the Ambassadors

Your FAU Giving in Paradise Ambassadors create a culture of philanthropy among FAU employees, educating them about the importance of gifts from faculty and staff in changing students’ lives through scholarships and quality programs. They serve as a liaison between the Office of Annual Giving and full-time FAU employees and promote the Giving in Paradise Campaign. They are enthusiastic and passionate about Florida Atlantic University and we are proud to have them as your 2019 Ambassadors!!

Alexandra Shoenmakers

Alexandra Shoenmakers

Graduate Medical Education, Academic Program Specialist

Alvin Hines II

Alvin Hines II

Assistant AD for Development
Christian Decle

Christian Decle

Director, Graduate Enrollment Management
Graduate College

Julie Lauderbaugh

Julie Lauderbaugh

Assistant Vice President for Campaign Communications

Melissa Stires

Melissa Stires

Director Of Development, Christine E. Lynn College of Nursing at Florida Atlantic University
Michael Graffin

Michael Graffin

Associate Athletics Director – Development
Mickey Zitzmann

Mickey Zitzmann

Director of External Affairs, A.D. Henderson University School/FAU High School
Myron Davis

Myron Davis

Assistant University Registrar
Office of the Registrar

Shari Meehan, JD, MBA, CFRE, CPGA

Shari Meehan, JD, MBA, CFRE, CPGA

Director of Development and Community Engagement
Charles E. Schmidt College of Medicine

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Faculty and Staff Campaign: FAQs

Frequently Asked Questions

Why should I join Giving in Paradise?

When you join Giving in Paradise, you make a difference in the future of FAU. Your gift makes student dreams a reality and sends the important message that FAU gives back!

How will my gift make a difference?

No matter how much you give, together we provide the same level of support to FAU that a multi-million-dollar endowment would. Every member of Giving in Paradise contributes to the collective success of the campaign!

How do I maximize my gift?

Consider donating to the Kelly/Strul Emerging Scholars Fund. Kelly/Strul Emerging Scholars ensure that students can attain their FAU degree within four years, free from financial worry, and able to devote themselves fully and successfully to academic and co-curricular achievement.

Do I have a say in how my gift is used?

You have the power to choose where your gift goes – scholarship funds, athletics, FAU's Greatest Needs, or back to your own department. For a full list of funds, visit fauf.fau.edu/fsgive/donate/

How do I make a donation?

Giving is simple. Contributions can be made in the form of cash, check, charge card or payroll deduction – a convenient way to make your gift each pay period. Join Giving in Paradise today in one of the following ways: visit fauf.fau.edu/fsgive, call 561-297-2512, or fill out and return the pledge card.

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