Foundation Relations

Florida Tech values the opportunity to partner with foundations in achieving mutually beneficial goals. The university actively seeks foundation relationships that mesh with the university's various academic, research and community service programs.

Foundation support is vital in helping Florida Tech maintain educational, research and institutional excellence while also providing the resources to create new university programs and build new facilities. Additionally, foundation support enables Florida Tech to offer competitive financial aid packages to talented students with limited financial resources.

The Office of Foundation relations stays abreast of foundation giving and policy trends across the industry with particular interest in those philanthropic organizations whose goals match the university's mission, needs and locations. Equal effort goes toward working with all colleges, projects and departments on campus to thoroughly understand their funding needs, help them collaborate and develop partnerships, and form efficient working teams.

Florida Tech points with pride and gratitude to those foundations providing funding over the last several years. Their names appear below.

  • AT&T Foundation
  • The Ayco Charitable Trust
  • Balda Foundation
  • Bank of America Charitable Foundation
  • The Batchelor Foundation
  • Bisk Family Foundation
  • The Emil Buehler Perpetual Trust
  • The Community Foundation for Palm Beach & Martin Counties
  • The Community Foundation for Brevard
  • Community Foundation of Tampa Bay
  • The Education Foundation of America
  • Farmer Family Foundation
  • Joseph M. Flammio Family Foundation
  • The Freedom Forum
  • The Harris Foundation
  • The Hartley Foundation
  • Indian River Community Foundation
  • The Kern Family Foundation
  • The Lettie Pate Whitehead Foundation, Inc.
  • The Link Foundation
  • Lockheed Martin Corporate Foundation
  • F.W. Olin Foundation, Inc.
  • Pridmore Family Foundation
  • The Gertrude E. Skelley Charitable Foundation
  • The Henry Family Foundation
  • The Scott/HEAD Foundation
  • SunTrust Bank Foundation
  • The Van Pelt Foundation
  • The Vaughn-Jordan Foundation, Inc.

For more information on partnering with Florida Tech, please contact the Office of Foundation Relations:

Sara E. Smith
Office of Development
Florida Institute of Technology
150 W University Blvd
Melbourne, FL 32901
(321) 674-8259
sara@fit.edu