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.

A group of FSU athletic graduates

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 Morcom 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.

FSU Seminole Boosters Revenue Overview
Annual Fund Facilities Coaches Clubs NIL Varsity Club Endowment Collegetown Real Estate & Projects Suites & Clubs Licensing
  • FSU Annual FundAnnual Fund

    12,000 Members, $17M+ Annually, Unrestricted use for team budgets and scholarships.
  • Coaches ClubsCoaches Clubs

    1,500 Members, $2.5M+ Annually, Directed use for specific team needs above and beyond the budget.
  • CollegetownCollegetown

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

    $2.5M Annually, $78M Total Value, Contributions are invested and a portion of the earnings fund scholarships.
  • FacilitiesFacilities

    New capital projects plus $11M annually paid towards existing facility bonding.
  • LicensingLicensing

    $3.5M+ Annually, Royalties collected from the sale of licensed retail product.

    NIL activity functions independent from the University.
  • Real EstateReal Estate

    $8M+ Annually, Champions Hall, Burt Reynolds Hall, , year-round Dunlap Champions Club membership and private events, concession sales and more.
  • SuitesSuites

    $8M+ Annually, Ticket sales in the suites and Dunlap Champions Club - Revenue is used to pay facility bonds.
  • Varsity ClubVarsity Club

    The club hosts events throughout the year & a skybox on gameday. Staff reports to their Board of Directors.

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
Clif Curry
Clif Curry


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

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

Rick Oreair

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

Date: Friday, May 30, 2023
Time: 4:00pm EST
Location: Virtual

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 Kari Terezakis at KTerezakis@fsu.edu