Florida Polytechnic University Foundation Invites Donors to #BePIVOTAL on #GivingTuesday

Nov 23, 2015

The Florida Polytechnic University Foundation is raising money to support student scholarships and the university’s innovative mission during #GivingTuesday on December 1.

#GivingTuesday is a global movement dedicated to charitable giving during the holiday season. It’s held on the Tuesday following Thanksgiving, Black Friday and Cyber Monday.

Funds raised by the Florida Polytechnic University Foundation during #GivingTuesday will help to support student scholarships and the university’s mission toward STEM innovation and economic development in the state of Florida. The Foundation’s tagline, #BePIVOTAL, encourages donors to make an impact in the lives of future innovators and in the future of the state.

“Here at Florida Poly we are creating a future for our students as well as the entire state of Florida,” said Florida Poly President Dr. Randy K. Avent. “With our unique approach to education, hands-on learning and research methods, our students will be well-equipped to enter various STEM fields that will help shape the state’s economy. Our Foundation Board is working diligently toward that goal.”

Florida Poly collaborates with more than 90 industry-leading firms to produce a market-inspired curriculum designed to meet both near-term and long-term workforce needs. Students are engaged in real-world problem solving as early as their freshman year and work collaboratively on research projects through a teaching model that prepares them to become leaders and entrepreneurs in high-tech fields. Last year, freshmen pursued projects in energy sustainability, cyber security and robotics, and some students have already received provisional patents for their work.

Donations to support Florida Poly’s innovative mission can be made online at  foundation.floridapoly.edu/give, by emailing advancement@floridapoly.edu or by calling 863-874-8417. To follow or share the #GivingTuesday movement, contributors can use the hashtags #GivingTuesday and #BePIVOTAL.

In addition to student scholarships, funds donated on #GivingTuesday will directly support Florida Poly’s educational initiatives, special projects and the overall growth of the University.

“We look forward to hearing from new donors and telling them the Florida Poly story,” said Foundation Chair Loretta Sanders. “Any donor and any size gift will have a real impact. We are so thankful to all who have already donated, and we are excited to welcome new donors to join our efforts.”

The Florida Polytechnic University Foundation Board is a non-profit, 501(c)(3) organization made up of notable business and community leaders. Board members are responsible for building and managing the funds needed to support students throughout their academic years.