About Us


Since the creation of the Florida State College for Women in 1905, women have played a vital role in the history of the university—and they continue to do so today. In 2004 and 2005, an ad hoc committee was formed and focus groups were held to discuss how to promote women's involvement with FSU. A steering committee was created in 2008 to craft a plan to cultivate women as leaders, advocates and donors for Florida State University.


The Women for FSU exists to engage women who have a passion for FSU by fostering friendship and community; to educate women on different ways of investing in our university; and to celebrate women who serve as mentors and role models and make a difference in other women’s lives.

Core Values

  • To learn more about the history and needs of Florida State and gain better understanding of the impact of philanthropy
  • To identify regional ambassadors for outreach efforts
  • To provide networking opportunities and effective ways for members to communicate
  • To mentor the next generation of women leaders and philanthropists — current women students and recent graduates
  • To honor all ways of giving, be it money, time or expertise
  • To utilize events and communication vehicles already in place at the university for furthering our cause
  • To be inclusive rather than exclusive
  • To utilize graduates, athletes and coaches to inspire and encourage others to get involved

If you would like to become more involved or join The Women for Florida State University, please contact Lindsey Alligood, Associate Director of Volunteer Engagement at lalligood@fsu.edu.

The Gift of Wisdom Award

The Women for Florida State University Gift of Wisdom Award was created to identify exceptional women of the past, embrace strong women of today and encourage the growth of women for the future. Our goal is to support women by building on the traditions of excellence set forth by our predecessors more than a century ago.

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