Program Partners and Major Gifts

We recognize the generosity of those who have provided major gifts that enable our program, faculty and students to excel.

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Program Partners

“Program Partner” is a permanent designation reserved for those who have made major gifts to advance the Real Estate Program at Florida State University. Contributions or commitments of $100,000 or more within a five-year period, or estate gifts of $500,000 or more are currently recognized.

  • Donna Abood
  • Beth Azor
  • Kenneth Bacheller
  • Mark C. Bane, Jr.
  • Bobby Byrd
  • Harold and Barbara Chastain
  • Marshall Cohn
  • Peter and Jennifer Collins
  • John Crossman/Crossman Career Builders
  • Crossman & Company
  • Scott and Marion Darling
  • Florida State Real Estate Network, Inc.
  • Mark Hillis and Nan Casper Hillis
  • Bob and Darby Hold
  • Evan D. Jennings
  • The Kislak Family Foundation, Inc.
  • Brett and Cindy Lindquist
  • George Livingston
  • William and Stephanie Lloyd
  • Shawn McIntyre/North American Properties
  • Greg Michaud
  • Francis Nardozza
  • Kyle D. Riva

Major Gifts to Establish Funds for Real Estate Program Activities

These gifts are used to fund program activities and provide world-class learning opportunities. 

  • The AREUEA Fund for the Advancement of Research in Real Estate
  • The Donna Abood Endowed Fund for Leadership in Real Estate 
  • The Beth Azor Legacy Commitment 
  • The Tom Bartelmo Endowed Fund for Excellence in Real Estate
  • The William F. and Carmen B. Butler Endowment for Excellence in Real Estate – Legacy Commitment
  • The Leonard Caplin Endowment for Excellence in Real Estate
  • The Center for Real Estate Education and Research Endowment
  • The Bryan & Karen Cohen Family Endowment for Excellence in Real Estate
  • The Marshall S. Cohn Endowment for Excellence in Real Estate
  • The College of Business Real Estate Student Experiential Learning Fund
  • The Scott & Marion Darling Endowment for Excellence in Real Estate
  • The Barry A. Diskin Endowed Fund for Excellence in Real Estate Valuation
  • The Bob & Darby Hold Student Leadership Fund
  • The Evan D. Jennings Executive Speaker Series in Real Estate
  • The Kislak Fund for Excellence in Real Estate
  • The Lindquist Endowed Fund for Real Estate Excellence
  • The George Livingston Legacy Commitment
  • The William and Stephanie Lloyd Endowment for Excellence in Real Estate
  • The Michaud Endowment for Excellence in Real Estate*
  • The North American Properties Fund for Excellence in Education
  • The Riva Family Endowment for Excellence in Real Estate
  • The Edgar L. & Marguerite M. Schlitt Family Endowed Fund
  • The David Singer Legacy Commitment

Major Gifts to Endow Faculty Positions 

Gifts to endow eminent scholars and professorships are required to recruit, retain and reward world-class faculty, as well as support graduate student work. 

  • The Kenneth G. Bacheller Professorship in Real Estate
  • The Mark C. Bane Professorship in Business Administration
  • The J. Harold and Barbara M. Chastain Eminent Scholar Chair in Real Estate
  • The Marshal Cohn Eminent Scholar Chair in Real Estate - Legacy Commitment
  • The Dean H. Gatzlaff Professorship in Real Estate
  • The Mark Hillis and Nancy Casper Hillis Professorship in Real Estate
  • The Francis J. Nardozza Endowed Scholars' Fund

Major Gifts to Establish Scholarships and Student Awards 

Gifts to establish scholarships that are used to recruit and honor deserving students. 

  • The Peter and Jennifer Collins Real Estate Graduate Fellowship
  • The Crossman & Company Endowed Scholarship Fund for Real Estate
  • The Crossman Career Builders Scholarship for Real Estate 
  • The Philip N. Cusmano Excellence in Real Estate Memorial Scholarship
  • The Foundry Commercial Excellence in Real Estate Endowed Scholarship
  • The Virginia Glass Endowed Scholarship in Real Estate 
  • The Mark and Nancy Casper Hillis Endowed Scholarship Fund for Real Estate
  • The Kislak Student Excellence Fund
  • The Lindquist Endowed Real Estate Fellowship Fund
  • The Renegades of Reel Estate Endowed Scholarship
  • The Billy Teel, Clara J. Milligan Teel, and Ann Teel Hatcher Endowed Scholarship Fund

In addition, The Florida State University Foundation recognizes supporters of FSU academics through additional donor recognition societies based on type and level of giving. It is the mission of these societies to thank donors for their generosity, as well as build and nurture lasting relationships between the University and those who support it with their wealth, wisdom and work.

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