Paving the Way for Future Policymakers
A grant from the Jessie Ball duPont Foundation in Jacksonville, Florida, has enabled Florida State professor Carol Weissert to conduct research on Florida's tax and spending policies. The product of that research, Tough Choices: Shaping Florida's Future, proved timely to a state teetering on the brink of major economic problems. Read more
PBS&J Gift Helps Support Girls in Science
Through its philanthropic foundation, employee-owned PBS&J recently gave $15,000 in support of SciGirls—a program that introduces middle- and high-school girls to a wide variety of hands-on, authentic science experiences. Read more
CSX Gift to Enhance Obesity Research in Department of Nutrition, Food and Exercise Sciences
Because of the philanthropic efforts of CSX, professors and research staff within the FSU College of Human Sciences are able to use one of the most accurate tools available to identify individuals with high risks of health problems and hopefully develop programs that assist these individuals with lifestyle changes. Read more
The Lettie Pate Whitehead Foundation/College of Nursing
The Lettie Pate Whitehead Foundation—a charity dedicated to the support of women in nine southeastern states—is an outstanding example of private support. Over the past 14 years, the Lettie Pate Whitehead Foundation has donated $460,000 to theCollege ofNursing, making it one of the top 25 all-time private foundation contributors to FSU.
College of Nursing Students Excel with Support from Longtime Philanthropist
Recently named the College of Nursing’s 2007 Undergraduate Humanitarian of the Year, Camille Guidry, is one of the many beneficiaries of private support to FSU. She is a recipient of the Lettie Pate Whitehead Nursing Scholarship. She is especially grateful for her scholarship. “I have been given the opportunity to devote myself completely to school and service," she said. During her time at Florida State, Guidry was active within the university community—she was a participant in the Dean’s Leadership Council, the Student Alumni Association and the American Cancer Society. In addition, she served as the College of Nursing student vice president. Read more
Senior Carla Holden is appreciative of the opportunities private support has afforded her. She attendedFloridaStateUniversity on scholarships from Derrick Brooks Charities and the First Generation Scholarship Program. Both charitable programs make it possible for underserved and overachieving students like Holden to pursue an education at an institution of higher education. “Mr. Brooks is like the father I wish I always had. Just knowing Derrick has been so important during my college career.”
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