Raise the Torch
The Campaign for Florida State

Campaign Leadership

John Thrasher, President
Florida State University

Thomas W. Jennings Jr., Ph.D.
Vice President for University Advancement and President, Florida State University Foundation

Tom Block
Campaign Manager

Florida State’s greatness began and continues because of dedicated individuals who volunteer their time and talents to support the University’s mission. Raise the Torch would not have ignited into a transformative blaze without the National Campaign Committee’s guidance and enthusiasm.  

The Committee, comprised of the University’s most generous donors and volunteers, leads our campaign with their philanthropic spirit, guides our campaign strategy and thought process, and encourages fellow Florida State alumni, friends and constituents to actively engage and support the University.


Dr. Ruth & Mr. Les Akers

Ms. Beth Azor, Chair, FSU Real Estate Foundation

Mrs. Yvonne T. Brown 

Dr. Ray & Ms. Stella Cottrell

Mrs. Julie Dunn Eichenberg, Chair, FSU Foundation

Dr. Susan S. Fiorito, Ex Officio, President, Faculty Senate

Mr. Mark & Mrs. Nan Hillis 

Mr. Tom Hynes, Chair, FSU Alumni Association

Mr. David Rancourt, Chair, Seminole Boosters

Mr. Evan Roman, Chair, FSU Student Foundation

Mrs. Jean & Dr. Mike Shahnasarian 

Guy & Delores Spearman

Mrs. Kathy & Mr. Bob Stahl

Mr. Russ & Mrs. Genie Morcom

Join us as we Raise the Torch for Florida State.

If you have questions about Raise the Torch or would like more information, please contact Tom Block, campaign manager, at tblock@admin.fsu.edu or (850) 645-0252.