Seminole Boosters

About Seminole Boosters, Inc.

Who We Are

Funding comprehensive excellence in competition and in the classroom.

As the fundraising arm of Florida State University Athletics, Seminole Boosters, Inc. is responsible for engaging fans, alumni and loyal supporters of FSU in order to generate financial contributions for the purpose of enriching the overall educational and athletic experience for over 500 student-athletes participating in 20 sports programs by providing financial security for long-term growth and prosperity.

Seminole Boosters, Inc. is comprised of loyal and generous donors dedicated to enhancing the student-athlete experience in support of the University’s mission to instill the strength, skill and character essential for lifelong learning, personal responsibility and sustained achievement. By becoming a contributor, or by maintaining your contribution in support of FSU Athletics, you help support one of the most visible and successful programs in the nation. Contributions made to Seminole Boosters provide the financial framework that makes winning possible through scholarships, academic and medical services, facilities, and championship caliber coaches.

What We Do

Seminole Boosters is a support organization that funds the Florida State Athletics Department. Every year, Seminole Boosters funds $34 million in program support on behalf of the athletics department.

  • Seminole Boosters provides more than nearly $11 million annually in scholarship costs on behalf of 399 Florida State student-athletes. While these scholarships are of no cost to the student-athletes, they are not free. The university does not provide tuition discounts or waivers.
  • Boosters pays $11 million on behalf of the athletics department for several athletics facilities including Doak Campbell Stadium, Dick Howser Stadium, Indoor Practice Facility, Soccer/Softball Complex, Track and Field, Seminole Golf Course and Morcon Aquatics Center.
  • Seminole Boosters also funds $11.5 million towards funding winning edge programs such as academic services, athletic training, player development, student services and more.

Why Give

The Florida State University Athletics program is primarily funded by Atlantic Coast Conference distributions, sponsorship agreements (via Seminole IMG Sports), ticket revenue and generous contributions from over 15,000 Seminole Booster members. Thanks to the generosity of our donors, fans, and corporate partners, FSU is the top funded athletic department in the Atlantic Coast Conference and competes for conference and national championships in every sport. In fiscal year 2017-2018, Seminole Boosters supplemented the athletics operating budget by transferring $23 million to help cover the cost of scholarships, maintain and upgrade some of the best collegiate facilities in the nation and provide our student-athletes with academic and medical services that give them the winning edge in the classroom and in competition.

Board of Directors

Executive Committee

Directors At-Large

Diana Azor Byron Bailey W.O. Bell Jim Boyd Kevin Carpenter Eleanor Connan Marilyn Cox Clif Curry
Bill Dawkins Mary Demetree Craig Dewhurst Charles Dudley Albert Dunlap Doug Dunlap Linda Dupree Don Everett
Eric Friall Ernie Garcia Bill Hagen Kevin Hawkins Dan Hendrix Nick Iarossi Bob Johnson Pete Law
Brett Lindquist Scott Madden John McCann Richard McMullen DeVoe Moore Brian Murphy Parrish Owens Warner Peacock
Craig Ramsey Mark Shelnutt Jim Steiner Bill Stephenson Mike Summey Philip Troyer Richard Welch Jerry Williams

Ex-Officio Members

President Designee - Tom Jennings Board of Trustees Chair - Ed Burr Interim Director of Athletics - David Coburn
Foundation Chair Designee - Nan Hillis Women's Athletics Representative - Nada Usina Alumni Chair - Max Oligario
Athletic Board Designee - Pam Perrewe Varsity Club Designee - Wade Wallace Student Booster Designee - Chris Garrison
Seminole Boosters Chair - Doug Russell Seminole Boosters Vice-Chair - Bob Davis  
Immediate Past Chair - Gary Thurston 2nd Immediate Past Chair - Nylah Thompson  

Chair Emeritus

Kathy Atkins-Gunter, 2005 Bob Lee Bannerman, 1952 Tom Barron, 1984 Hurley Booth, 1980 Dennis Boyle, 1992 Steve Brown, 2009
Spencer Burress, 1955 Bob Camp, 1979 Joe Camps, 1997 Bill Carraway, 1963 Jim Carter, 1981 Ken Cashin, 1989
Bob Caton, 2008 Raymond Cottrell, 2001 Dave Cowens, 1973 Syde P. Deeb, 1962 Carl Domino, 1995 Bill Dubey, 1969
Frank Fain, 1991 Mike Fields, 1987 Bob Fohl, 2003 Andy Haggard, 1988 Kim Hammond, 1972 Bruce Harrell, 2012
Mike Harrell, 2014 Ed Haskell, Jr, 1965 Sherman Henderson, 1998 Charlie Hill, 1978 Lou Hill, 1964, 74 Ron Hobbs, 2002
Jim Kirk, 1996 Chris Kraft, 2004 George Langford, 1976, 77, 85 Lawton Langford, 1994 W.S. "Bill" Lee, 1966 Douglas Mannheimer, 1993
Payne Midyette, Sr, 1956 Russ Morcom, 2006, 07 John Olson, 1982 Bill Parker, 1986 Frank Pope, 1967 Doyle Pope, 1970, 75
Theo Proctor, Jr, 1968 David Rancourt, 2015 Gene Ready, 2013 Don Reinhard, 1999 Charles Rosenberg, 1953, 54 Godfrey Smith, 1960
Lomax Smith, 1983 W.G. "Babe" Starry, 1958, 59, 61 Brian Swain, 2010, 11 Nylah Thompson, 2016 Gary Thurston, 2017 Gary Walsingham, 2000
Herschel Williams, 1971 Tommy Williams, 1990 Albert Yates, 1957      

Board Meetings

Notice of Seminole Boosters, Inc. Executive Committee Meeting
Date:
Thursday, October 18, 2018
Time: 8:30am EST
Location: University Center Club

Notice of Seminole Boosters, Inc. Investment and Real Estate Committee Meeting
Date:
Thursday, October 18, 2018
Time: 1:00pm EST
Location: University Center Club

Notice of Seminole Boosters, Inc. New Member Orientation Meeting
Date:
Friday, October 19, 2018
Time: 10:30am EST
Location: University Center Club

Notice of Seminole Boosters, Inc. Board of Directors Meeting
Date:
Friday, October 19, 2018
Time: 12:00pm EST
Location: University Center Club