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Parents Fund

We consider gifts from parents a tremendous compliment, as we are keenly aware of the investment you've already made in Stetson University through tuition! It is our goal that your son or daughter's educational experience is so impactful that you'll want to make Stetson University one of your top philanthropies. Please consider giving a gift in any amount. Strong parent giving demonstrates a belief in the transformative experience we facilitate both inside and outside of the classroom.

We welcome you to designate your gift to the area you believe will have the most impact. That might be the Parents Fund (utilized by Stetson's leadership to meet the university's most pressing annual needs), an academic department, scholarship, an athletic team, international learning, student research, faculty professional development, campus life, leadership development or other areas your son or daughter feels connected to.

Parents who give an annual gift of $2,500 or more are honored as members of the Parents Leadership Circle. As an expression of gratitude, President Libby invites these parents and their students to join her for lunch at her home in early spring. Also hosting this event are her husband Richard Libby, Peggy and Jim Davis (president and vice president of the Stetson Parents Association for the Parents Fund, respectively), and the academic deans based at the DeLand campus. The highlight of the afternoon will be some of our brightest students presenting their senior research/capstone experiences alongside their faculty mentors. This is a wonderful opportunity for parents in the Leadership Circle to enjoy a casual, intimate afternoon with Stetson University's leadership.

For more information on giving to Stetson University, the Parents Leadership Circle or the Parents Fund, please contact Rina Tovar at 386-822-7773 or

Ways to Give