How to Support

Your Support Makes a Difference

We’re equipping future STEM leaders with hands-on experience, leadership, skills and a passion for change. By supporting Florida Polytechnic University, you are helping further innovation and technology in society.

Donors make a lasting impact on the University’s growth and continued success. Learn how you can help us soar.

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Ways To Give

There are many ways to make an impact at Florida Poly. Your gift can reflect the areas you are most passionate about – research, student ventures, scholarships and more. Here are some of the ways you can support Florida Poly:


Financial obstacles should never overshadow a student’s potential. Your generosity helps fund need- and merit-based scholarships that offer a pathway of opportunity for today’s best and brightest young minds.


Endowments provide the University with ongoing support and are crucial to the long-term growth of the school. The minimum amount to establish an endowment is $25,000. Create your own or contribute to an existing endowment.

Endowment opportunities include:

  • A named professorial chair is one of the highest forms of recognition that a faculty member can receive. Such endowments allow Florida Poly to offer competitive salaries to exceptional faculty members and provide well-equipped research facilities.
  • Endowed funds for visiting professorships allow Florida Poly to invite distinguished educators and scientists to visit campus. These leaders can engage with students and collaborate with members of the faculty to further STEM research.
  • Endowments for faculty start-ups provide vital funds that support research, renovate laboratory spaces and purchase equipment for new members of the Florida Poly faculty.
  • Endowed graduate fellowships enable Florida Poly to recruit exceptional graduate students and empower them to follow their research passions.
  • Endowed scholarships create a legacy of supporting students allowing Florida Poly to continue to build a diverse student body and recruit the best and the brightest to our culture of innovation.

Funds provide crucial support for specific initiatives or scholarships. The minimum amount to establish a fund is $10,000. Create your own or contribute to an existing fund.

Event Sponsorship

All proceeds raised from events go directly toward funding the University’s priorities. By supporting campus events, you can contribute to both educational initiatives and student scholarships.

Estate and Planned Giving

Legacy giving is crucial to the growth of the University. By including Florida Poly in your estate plans, you can strengthen the initiatives you are most passionate about and make a lasting impact on our institution.

Naming Opportunities

Naming opportunities are available to recognize your relationship with Florida Polytechnic University. Attach your name to a facility, space or a non-physical aspect of the University.

  • Labs
  • Classrooms
  • Collaboration Rooms
  • Buildings
  • Athletic Fields
  • Faculty Chairs
  • Visiting Professorships
  • Faculty Startup Funds
  • Lectureships
  • Phoenix Funds
  • Create Your Own
Matching Gift Programs

Many employers offer matching gift programs for charitable contributions made by employees, retirees and spouses.Double or even triple your gift by donating through your employer’s matching gift program.  Find out if your company participates in matching gift programs.

Payroll Deduction

If you are a Florida Poly faculty or staff member, you can support your University by making a gift through payroll deduction. Visit the Development page on Florida Poly Pulse and select the Faculty/Staff Payroll Deduction Form in the Quick Links section.

Fuel the Phoenix

Your gifts allow our students, faculty and staff to further their passion and research in the STEM fields. Fuel the Phoenix and spur the growth of Florida’s economy.

Annual Giving Campaign

Annual Giving provides financial support to students every day and is a crucial source of funding for the University. Any unrestricted gifts received during the year will be directed to our Annual Giving campaign.

These funds support the University’s priorities. These gifts may be made once or multiple times through a recurring donation.

Give By Check or Credit Card

The easiest and most convenient way to support Florida Poly is by donating via credit card or check. If you choose to support us in either of these forms, please follow these instructions:

Florida Poly Fellows

Florida Poly Fellows

Support the University through an interactive giving membership that provides you or your organization the opportunity to connect with the leaders of the Florida Polytechnic University Foundation.  As the University grows, the Florida Poly Fellows are more important than ever. The organization’s strength in numbers and reach enable the vision of Florida Poly to reach a broader audience and build further support. Members not only support scholarships at Florida Polytechnic University, but will be recognized in a variety of ways and receive invitations to member-only events.

Become a Member

Engagement Opportunities

Internship and Career Opportunities

Be the first to tap emerging high-tech talent by extending internships and career opportunities to students during and after college. As an internship sponsor, your company will have the first opportunity to hire our career-ready graduates.

Thought Leadership

Help us develop new curriculum and fine-tune our degree concentrations by providing feedback, advice and insight about the needs of your company or industry.

Be an Advocate

Advocates are invaluable to the continued growth and success of the University. From sharing our achievements to championing our legislative priorities, advocacy efforts extend our reach across Florida and beyond.

Presentations and Lectureships

Florida Poly is committed to expanding our students’ experience by bringing distinguished speakers to campus to engage in discussion. We are looking for speakers to come and individuals or companies to provide lectureship funds to sponsor lectureships.

Community Presentations

Whether it be a Chamber event, an industry organization or a leadership group, we enjoy sharing our impact, vision and innovation with our surrounding communities.

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