Philanthropy at Rollins

The People Behind The Rollins Fund

In 2016–17, you gave $2.91 million to The Rollins Annual Fund for mission-critical purposes of the College, as well as for the Crummer Graduate School of Business, the Hamilton Holt School, and Athletics.

Who is making a difference

Where you are making a difference

Sam Sadeh

Sam Sadeh ’18

You are the reason Sam is putting his ideas to work in the community.

At Rollins, equipping the next generation for success isn’t confined to college-age students. Sometimes, the process starts on a more elementary level.

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Year in Review

Hume House

Hume House Opens

Rollins’ new Hume House Child Development & Student Research Center welcomed its first students in February. The 5,050-square-foot, state-of-the-art facility features three children’s classrooms, a playground, and an undergraduate classroom, as well as research and office space.

Elite Eight Run

Elite Eight Run

In March, the men’s basketball team won the NCAA Division II South Region Championship for the second time in school history and advanced to the Elite Eight before falling to the nation’s top-ranked team. The Tars also claimed the College’s 22nd Sunshine State Conference Tournament Championship.

Boren Scholar

Boren Scholar

Karina Barbesino ’19 earned a Boren Scholarship, a prestigious award reserved for students who intend to pursue careers in federal national security. Barbesino is using the scholarship’s $20,000 award to participate in a trio of study abroad programs in China this summer and fall.

Alyssa DeLucia

Alyssa DeLucia ’18

You are the reason Alyssa is developing profound habits of mind in partnership with expert faculty.

In some academic circles, science and the liberal arts might be viewed as an either-or proposition. At Rollins, the two go hand in hand.

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Leading the Way: Fiat Lux Society

80 % of funds raised came from
Fiat Lux Society Members.

The Fiat Lux Society honors our most generous annual donors who make an annual leadership-level gift.

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Carli Davis

Carli Davis ’15 ’17MBA

You are the reason Carli is an agent of change in our backyard and around the world.

We’re preparing the next generation of social entrepreneurs and business executives to lead, innovate, and forge sustainable solutions the world over.

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Year in Review

Fulbright Scholars

Top Producer of Fulbright Scholars

Rollins was named a leading producer of U.S. Fulbright Students for a sixth time. In April, music major Ben Wozniak ’17 became the College’s 41st Fulbright recipient since 2006. This fall, he’ll teach English in Germany as part of the U.S. government’s flagship international educational exchange program.


A Leader of Leaders

For the second consecutive year, Rollins’ Crummer Graduate School of Business was named the No. 1 master’s program in the country for leadership and organizational development. The accolade comes from HR.com’s Leadership Excellence Awards, which honors the world’s top leadership programs.

Clean Water

Clean Water Field Study

In May, Chemistry professor Pedro Bernal led students on a field study to the Dominican Republic to build and install household water filters. Over the past 21 years, Bernal and his students have installed more than 20,000 filtration systems in rural communities across the island.

Shaffaq Noor

Shaffaq Noor ’18

You are the reason Shaffaq is tackling some of the world’s most pressing issues.

We’re putting global citizenship into action in ways that extend beyond the classroom, boldly engaging some of the world’s most pressing issues. From developing clean-water systems in the Dominican Republic to aiding Burmese refugees in Thailand, students regularly put their international education to work around the world.

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