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FGCU plans to raise $100 million

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  • | 1:43 p.m. September 24, 2014
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FORT MYERS — Florida Gulf Coast University has launched a fundraising campaign to raise $100 million for scholarships, athletics and other programs.

The goal is to complete the fundraising by the 20th anniversary of the university in 2017. The campus opened in August 1997 and today it has more than 14,000 students who study in 89 buildings on the 760-acre campus in Fort Myers.

“Three years from now, we will celebrate the 20th anniversary of Florida Gulf Coast University, and with your help we will have much to celebrate at the conclusion of this campaign,” says Wilson Bradshaw, the university's president, in a statement.

Gifts will be handled by the Florida Gulf Coast University Foundation, which manages an endowment and allocates funds that advance student achievement and enhance academic programs. The foundation developed the fundraising initiative in collaboration with students, faculty, staff, administration, trustees and other community members.


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