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 and Urban Economics 
  • The Donna Abood Leadership Fund in Real Estate 
  • The Beth Azor Fund for Excellence – Legacy Commitment 
  • The Bartelmo Family Endowment for Excellence in Real Estate 
  • The Leonard Caplin Endowment for Excellence in Real Estate 
  • The Center for Real Estate Education and Research Endowment 
  • The College of Business Real Estate Student Experiential Learning Fund (William Lloyd) 
  • The Bryan & Karen Cohen Family Endowment for Excellence in Real Estate 
  • 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 Program 
  • The Evan D. Jennings Executive Speaker Series Endowment Fund 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 & 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 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, Jr. Professorship in Business Administration 
  • The J. Harold and Barbara Chastain Eminent Scholar Chair in Real Estate 
  • The Marshall Cohn Eminent Scholar Chair in Real Estate – Legacy Commitment 
  • The Mark and Nancy Casper Hillis Endowed Scholarship Fund for Real Estate 
  • The Francis J. Nardozza Scholars’ Fund 

Major Gifts to Establish Endowed Scholarships and Student Awards 

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

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

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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