FSW Foundation Director Earns Designation

Oct 3, 2017

Joe Kramp, Senior Director of Development for the FSW Foundation, has earned the Chartered Advisor in Philanthropy (CAP®) certification.

“What I enjoyed about earning this certification is enhancing my knowledge and expertise when it comes to helping my donors. I like working with them to realize how their desire to help not only has a long-lasting impact, but is also satisfying for them,” he said.

CAP® holders “become members of a growing network of top planners who are working to make our towns and cities better places to live for generations to come. Courses provide an insight into the process of philanthropic planning, including, but not limited to, tax, tools and techniques.”

“The study and dedication needed to earn the CAP® requires a true commitment of time,” said Susan DeSantis, Assistant Vice President, Institutional Advancement, and Executive Director, FSW Foundation. “Joe demonstrates a high level of care. He takes the time to get to know his donors so that he can assist them in directing their generosity for the best possible use and impact.”

The FSW Foundation’s Legacy Society is one way that donors can fulfill their wishes to help others. A commitment of $10,000 or more qualifies a donor for the FSW Legacy Society. The donor gets his or her name on the leaf of a beautiful tree that is proudly displayed in the Rush Gallery. Certain Legacy gifts can also benefit from opportunities that provide income, tax shelters and other financial advantages.

The Florida SouthWestern State College Foundation currently has professionally managed endowments and other funds approaching $45 million that allow it to support the work of the college. The Foundation provides nearly $2M annually in student scholarships and investments in programs, technology and facilities to benefit the nearly 22,000 students the college serves each year. To underwrite and expand the mission of the college the FSW Foundation continues to attract contributions from individuals, organizations, businesses and private foundations. As a non-profit, 501 (c) 3 tax-exempt organization with 50 years of successful operating experience, the FSW Foundation offers the opportunity to establish endowed funds which ensure the impact of a donor’s contribution lives on in perpetuity. More information is available online at FSW.edu/foundation; email: foundation@fsw.edu and by calling (239) 489-9201.