Giving Societies

Micco Society

Micco Society

The word Micco in the Seminole language means Chief or Leader, thus it is appropriate that our most distinguished giving society bears that name. This society recognizes those top individuals who have given over one million dollars in charitable giving, usually in the form of a singular gift. Serving as the most inner circle, Micco Society members join in the shared vision of providing the best academic and athletic opportunities for Florida State Athletics.

Custodes Lampadis

Custodes Lampadis

Guardians of the torch, from the Latin custodes lampadis, or, more liberally, "defenders of the flame", designates a select corps of individuals within the University's sphere.

The Custodes Lampadis Society was established to preserve intercollegiate athletics at Florida State University, and to ensure that future generations of young men and women athletes are provided an opportunity to obtain an excellent education. This is the one of the most exclusive of all Seminole Boosters affiliations, as it is comprised of those who engage in the nobility of projecting their love for the University beyond the horizon of their own mortality.

Most society members specify their gifts for athletic scholarships, and these gifts will be placed in the Endowed Scholarship Fund. Only the interest earned from the Endowment Fund is used, making their gift one that will give in perpetuity. Gifts made for facilities and development will be placed in the Florida State Athletic Fund. Both endowed scholarship gifts and athletic fund gifts can be designated by sport, and can be in the donor's name or in the name of someone of the donor's choosing. Any person who makes an estate gift to Seminole Boosters, Inc., will gain entrance into this prestigious society. Society membership is not dependent upon the size or type of estate gift.

I grew up around FSU leaders like my Dad (Andy Haggard), George Langford, and Les Pantin. But, you just can’t sit around and hope these guys will do something else. When you look at the pride we have in our university we have to give back to it

-Mike and Bekki Haggard

VIRES, ARTES, MORES

A UNIVERSITY-WIDE DONOR RECOGNITION SOCIETY

The Vires, Artes, Mores donor recognition society takes its name from the Latin words for strength, skill and character found in the university seal and was created to thank those committed individuals and organizations whose support has made a positive and lasting impact on the Florida State University community. Honorees in Vires, Artes, Mores have exhibited gracious dedication to the university’s long-term vision, ambitious initiatives and transformative ideas.

Inclusion in Vires, Artes, Mores begins at $250,000 of cumulative support given through five of the university’s Direct Support Organizations—FSU Foundation, Seminole Boosters, FSU Alumni Association, The John & Mable Ringling Museum of Art Foundation, and FSU Real Estate Foundation.

Vires, Artes, Mores