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Donors push College of Medicine over its Great Give goal

Apr 05, 2019

Twenty-five donors helped the College of Medicine exceed its $3,000 goal during FSU’s Great Give last week. 

Campuswide, the Give was Great as well. In fact, the university topped its collective goal by more than 50 percent. 

The annual event, which took place March 28-29, drew support from 3,835 donors, including 3,065 who were Florida State alumni.

At the College of Medicine, the goal was $3,000. The total donated was $4,020, or 134 percent of the goal. The featured project was MedSHOTS (Medical Students Helping Others Through Service). The fund benefits all student organizations and provides them with financial support for health-care initiatives and community outreach supplies.

Sixteen of the 25 donors were faculty/staff, seven were alumni, four were parents, two were friends of the college and one was a student. (Some people were in more than one category.) Their gifts ranged from $20 to $1,000.

The university’s 36-hour giving campaign is in its eighth year. FSU raised a total of $774,979 for academic projects, programs, scholarships and student activities at the university, shattering its $500,000 goal.