Thank you for visiting this Web site developed to support the student fundraising initiative, "Protect Our Professors." It gives me no greater pleasure than to see our students take a lead role in helping to shape the destiny of The Florida State University—one of this nation’s great institutions of higher learning.

Our students have taken it upon themselves to provide both financial and moral support to the people they engage with each and every day—our faculty and staff. Students have set a goal of $100,000 and are asking fellow students and the community at large to help in this effort.

I am delighted to announce that an anonymous donor has agreed to match up to $100,000 in money raised for this campaign. By providing a gift today, you have the potential of doubling its impact, thanks to this donor.

By supporting faculty and staff and helping to ensure a strong future for FSU, our students are increasing the value of their degree. An education from The Florida State University gives young people the tools they need to thrive in an increasingly competitive and global economy. POP will ensure that current and future students will continue to receive a quality education.

I congratulate these students on this worthwhile effort and I am confident that with your help they will not only meet, but exceed their goal.