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WHY INVEST IN COAPS?
The Center for Ocean-Atmospheric Prediction Studies (COAPS) is recognized as a center of excellence performing interdisciplinary research in ocean-atmosphere-land-ice interactions to increase our understanding of the physical, social, and economic consequences of climate variability. COAPS is part of the Florida State University (FSU) College of Arts and Sciences and has more than 80 people working on research grants totaling nearly $8 million in annual expenditures. Our scientists and students come from a wide range of disciplines, including meteorology, oceanography, statistics, and the computer and information sciences. Our teaching faculty are also members of the FSU Department of Earth, Ocean and Atmospheric Science.
The motivations of donors are as varied as the programs their gifts support. While unrestricted gifts allow COAPS the greatest flexibility to allocate funds where they are most needed, you may opt to designate your gifts to specific programs or activities, particularly those that directly benefit students and faculty.
WAYS TO GIVE
There are many ways to support COAPS, and each gift makes an impact on current as well as future students and researchers at our Center. Whether you decide to make an annual gift or create an endowment, your investment helps COAPS remain a center of excellence.
General or Designated Giving
You can give to COAPS’ general development fund and provide support wherever the gift is needed most. Or, you can designate your support for the professional development of COAPS students or to fund research at COAPS:
|• Agriculture||• Hurricanes|
|• Air/Sea Interaction||• Oceanography|
|• Alternative Energy||• Risk Assessment|
|• Climate Studies||• Satellite Studies|
Honorary and Memorial Gifts
You can make a gift supporting COAPS in memory or honor of a favorite professor, student, relative, or friend. Making an honorary or memorial gift is a generous and thoughtful way to recognize a person's life and accomplishments. When you make an honorary or memorial gift to COAPS, we will notify the honoree or next of kin and administer the gift as you direct. Honorary and memorial gifts may be made by printing out a gift form to mail in, online via the FSU Foundation’s giving site.
Ongoing, sustaining gifts enable COAPS to embrace opportunities, meet challenges, and operate annually. Annual gifts offer a unique opportunity for alumni and friends to ensure the continued success of COAPS. Your gift today ensures our Center’s success tomorrow. You can help COAPS maintain its standard of excellence. Through annual gifts, you may choose to designate your support for students, faculty or research in any of the Center’s programs or units. These gifts provide crucial funds: a pool of resources that can be quickly and easily used by COAPS to address opportunities and challenges that fall outside of normal budgeting parameters. Annual gifts are used in the current operating year, providing discretionary funds for allocation where they are most needed. This kind of flexibility allows colleges, programs and units to maintain their high levels of success. To make an annual gift, simply write a check made out to "The FSU Foundation" specifying "COAPS" in the memo line, or click here to GIVE NOW online.
Establish an Endowment
Corporate and Foundation Relations
Philanthropic relationships with organizations. To ensure that COAPS can continue to fulfill its mission of excellence in education and research, we rely on private support from individuals and organizations that share our commitment. From hiring talented students and alumni to supporting cutting edge research and programs, partnerships with industry and private funders are critical to our continued success.
For Corporations: We strive to create mutually beneficial relationships between FSU-COAPS and our corporate partners and will work with you to make sure that your charitable giving goals are met, and that appropriate recognition is given for your support.
For Foundations: Support from private philanthropic foundations sustains a variety of COAPS programs and initiatives, including research, community outreach, and facilities.
The FSU Foundation is a 501 (c)(3) organization that was founded to help the University meet needs beyond those provided for by state support. We seek to establish and advance relationships with corporations and foundations that result in philanthropic benefit for COAPS. We work closely with the Office of the Vice President for Research and the Division of Sponsored Programs to identify funding opportunities and pursue gifts, philanthropic grants, and sponsored project support.
A way to multiply your generosity through your employer’s matching gift program. You may be able to multiply your support for COAPS each year by making use of an employer's matching gift program. Many companies will match or multiply a donation made to charitable organizations through their matching gift programs. To find out if your company participates in such a program, ask your human resources department or search an online database of companies that match gifts.
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