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.

Financial Reports – view End of Year Reports and Endowment Reports since 2015.

A group of FSU athletic graduates

What We Do

Seminole Boosters is the Direct Support Organization for the Florida State Athletics Department. Every year, Seminole Boosters funds more than $30 million funding directly to the athletics department.


Seminole Boosters provides more than $10 million annually in scholarship costs on behalf of all FSU 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.


We invest more than $10 million annually towards winning-edge resources including strength and conditioning, nutrition, equipment, sports medicine, staffing and more.


We fund more than $11 million annually for several athletic facilities including Doak Campbell Stadium, Dick Howser Stadium, Dunlap Indoor Training Facility, Soccer/Softball Complex, Track and Field, Seminole Golf Course, Basketball Training Center, and Morcom Aquatics Center.

Sport-Specific Giving

We provide additional opportunities for each team to acquire one-time needs beyond their annual operating budget through the Coaches Clubs. These needs include minor facility enhancements, international trips, training technology and more. Additionally, we help promote personal branding opportunities for student-athletes through Rising Spear and The Battle’s End.

Annual Fund Capital Projects Sport Specific Varsity Club Endowment Collegetown Real Estate Hospitality Licensing NIL
  • FSU Annual FundAnnual Fund

    $19M+ Annually. Unrestricted gifts for operations & scholarships.
  • Capital ProjectsCapital Projects

    $25m+ Annually. Cash, planned & estate gifts for new/future projects & existing bonds.
  • CollegetownCollegetown

    $2M Annually, Investment from donated land where earnings return to the endowment.
  • EndowmentEndowment

    $5M Annually. Cash, planned & estate gifts are invested and earnings fund scholarships.
  • SuitesHospitality

    $10M+ Annually. Ticket sales in the suites & Dunlap Champions Club, year-round Dunlap Champions Club membership and private events, & game day concessions.
  • LicensingLicensing

    $4M+ Annually. Royalties collected from the sale of licensed retail product.
  • Real EstateReal Estate

    $5M+ Annually. Real Estate Gifts, Planned Gifts, Champions Hall, Rental Property, and more.
  • Coaches ClubsSports Specific

    Coaches Clubs $3M+ Annually for team needs. Personal Branding SBI promotes the collectives to help optimize name, image, and likeness opportunities.
  • Varsity ClubVarsity Club

    Revenue flows through SBI. The club hosts events & a skybox on gameday. Board of Directors guides direction and financial oversight.

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 part ners, 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 Board
Warner Peacock
Warner Peacock

Vice Chair

Beth Langford
Beth Langford


Philip Troyer
Philip Troyer


Richard McCullough
Richard McCullough

University President

Peter Collins
Peter Collins

Chair of the Board of Trustees

Michael Alford
Michael Alford

Vice President & Director of Athletics

Jimmy Graganella
Jimmy Graganella

Immediate Past Chair

Betsy Evans
Betsy Evans


Andy Norman
Andy Norman


Ex-Officio Members

Richard McCullough

University President

Peter Collins

Board of Trustees Chair

Jimmy Graganella

Immediate Past Chair

Doug Russell

2nd Immediate Past Chair

Christopher Iansiti

Foundation Chair Designee

Eleanor Connan

Women's Athletics Representative

Dazi Lenoir

Alumni Chair

Mike Brady

Athletic Board Designee

Kent Knisley

Varsity Club Designee

Joe Keyser

Student Booster Designee

Charlie Dudley

Seminole Boosters Chair

Marla Vickers

University VP for Advancement

Michael Alford

Vice President & Director of Athletics

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 | Bob Davis, 2019-2021 | Syde P. Deeb, 1962 | Carl Domino, 1995 | Bill Dubey, 1969 | Frank Fain, 1991 | Mike Fields, 1987 | Bob Fohl, 2003 | Jimmy Graganella, 2022 | 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 | Doug Russell | 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

Seminole Boosters, Inc. Board of Directors Meeting

Date: Wednesday September 6th, 2023
Time: 9:00-10:00 am EST
Location: Zoom

Seminole Boosters, Inc. Development Committee Meeting

Date: Tuesday September 12, 2023
Time: 4:00-5:00 pm EST
Location: Zoom

Seminole Boosters, Inc. Member Experience Committee Meeting

Date: Tuesday September 19, 2023
Time: 10:00-11:00 am EST
Location: Zoom

Seminole Boosters, Inc. Executive Board Committee Meeting

Date: Friday, September 22, 2023
Time: 9:00-10:00 am
Location: Zoom

Seminole Boosters, Inc. Board Meetings

Date: Thursday, October 12 – Friday, October 13, 2023
Time: All Day
Location: Tallahassee, FL

Board Nominations

Seminole Boosters is committed to the development of a large and diverse pool of candidates to serve as members of the Board of Directors. We are always accepting nominations and seeking potential candidates from the recommendations of the members of the Florida State University family. Candidates should demonstrate a passion for Florida State University and its athletics programs, a high level of integrity, and a willingness to make the time commitments associated with the At-Large position. It is not an express requirement that a candidate be a graduate or a former student of FSU; however, every proposed candidate must be a member of Seminole Boosters in good standing.

The nomination window is currently closed and will open again December 1, 2023.

If you have any questions about the nomination process, please contact Kelly Nielsen at Knielsen@fsu.edu