Make a gift to the David Kirby Graduate Fellowship and join David and the FSU Creative Writing Program in launching the next generation of promising young poets.


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$21,880 Raised of $50,000 Goal


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101
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David Kirby Graduate Fellowship, Creative Writing

Florida State University has been the academic home of Robert O. Lawton Distinguished Professor Dr. David Kirby for the first 50 years of his career. David has created a long-lasting legacy for hundreds, if not thousands, of students and colleagues. Now, to properly recognize his scholarship and service at FSU, we launch this project to create an endowment, the David Kirby Graduate Fellowship within Creative Writing.

We invite you to join us in honoring David by making a contribution to the David Kirby Graduate Fellowship. Once established, the David Kirby Graduate Fellowship will support the general needs and priorities of the Creative Writing program and recruitment of graduate students, provide stipend supplements and, among other uses, fund graduate student travel to conferences and invited lectures. The Director of the Creative Writing Program, in consultation with the award-winning poets in FSU's world-class Creative Writing Program, will select promising young poets for this fellowship.

It is our dream to recognize David's 50 years of service with a $50,000 endowment. In the first two weeks, we have already achieved more than our initial goal of $5,000. With your help, we can make our next milestone. 

Our next milestones are below. Please join us in support of this goal.

  • 10% endowed: $5,000
  • 25% endowed: $12,500
  • 40% endowed: 20,000
  • 100% endowed: $50,000

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Thank You to Our Supporters

59
Alumni

5
Students

3
Parents

16
Faculty/Staff

23
Friends

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Supporter Amount Gift Date
Anonymous Donor  $5.00 1/21/2021 4:07 PM
Michelle Burke  $20.00 1/21/2021 1:11 PM
Ryan Duffy  Alumni $100.00 1/21/2021 11:44 AM
Kevin Todd Butler  Alumni $100.00 12/31/2020 12:15 PM
Gary Taylor & Terri Bourus  Principal $1,000.00 12/23/2020 2:26 PM
Erin Kohler & Campbell Austin  Alumni $100.00 12/16/2020 9:41 AM
Tara Reynolds  $10.00 12/15/2020 7:13 PM
Aaron J. Brooks  Student $25.00 12/15/2020 1:35 PM
Pat MacEnulty & Joe Straub  Student $50.00 12/15/2020 10:44 AM
Austique Moore  $20.00 12/15/2020 10:20 AM
Amanda Valdespino  $5.00 12/15/2020 10:00 AM
Anonymous Donor  Principal $1,000.00 11/20/2020 8:31 AM
Don Thomas & Don Thomas  $10.00 11/19/2020 7:51 PM
Silvia Valisa  Student $25.00 11/18/2020 8:40 PM
Vivian Pelham & Thomas  Student $25.00 11/18/2020 7:57 PM
Kaitlin Rizzo   $10.00 11/17/2020 3:52 PM
Stephen Gibson & Cloe  Student $25.00 11/17/2020 12:20 AM
Steve Kronen & Steve Kronen  Alumni $100.00 11/16/2020 8:11 PM
Orchises Press / Roger Lathbury  Alumni $100.00 11/16/2020 7:59 PM
Jennifer Litt  $20.00 11/16/2020 6:19 PM
Jennifer Wheelock & Jennifer Wheelock  Student $25.00 11/16/2020 4:32 PM
Jim Clark  Student $25.00 11/16/2020 4:28 PM
Niles Reddick  Alumni $100.00 11/16/2020 4:19 PM
Charles Brice $10.00 11/16/2020 3:56 PM
Shauna Smith  Student $25.00 11/16/2020 12:56 PM
Jonathan Wells & Jane Wells  Student $25.00 11/16/2020 11:26 AM
Ruth Wharton  $10.00 11/16/2020 11:06 AM
Liz Jameson  $10.00 11/16/2020 11:00 AM
Dan Van Wert & Alethia Calbeck   Student $25.00 11/16/2020 10:58 AM
Jill Adams & Todd  $10.00 11/16/2020 10:40 AM
Kimberly Ashworth  Alumni $200.00 11/16/2020 10:29 AM
Sean Crutchfield & India Crutchfield   Student $25.00 11/16/2020 10:09 AM
Paula Walborsky & Kent Putnam  Alumni $100.00 11/16/2020 9:58 AM
Chris and Debra Bosler Principal $2,500.00 12/31/2019 12:00 AM
Dennis Moore & Barbara Stevens Heusel  Student $25.00 11/29/2019 9:31 AM
Liz Jameson  Student $25.00 11/24/2019 11:48 PM
Janet Falciglia  Student $25.00 11/24/2019 6:02 PM
Russ Franklin & Amy Franklin  Principal $1,000.00 11/23/2019 11:29 AM
Michele Ceci & Retired from International Programs   Student $25.00 11/22/2019 10:10 PM
Jan Anderson  Student $50.00 11/22/2019 8:37 PM
Kelley Logan  Student $25.00 11/22/2019 1:39 PM
Karen Janowsky   $15.00 11/22/2019 1:03 PM
Rachel Weinberg  $10.00 11/22/2019 12:30 PM
Alison Lewis  Alumni $100.00 11/22/2019 12:26 PM
Chard deNiord & Liz  $15.00 11/22/2019 11:21 AM
Kurt Cumiskey  Alumni $100.00 11/12/2019 11:24 AM
Donna Kathryn Kelly  Alumni $100.00 8/29/2019 12:28 PM
Myles Hollander Colleague $500.00 7/26/2019 12:00 AM
Marsha Orr & Tim Harley   Student $50.00 7/19/2019 10:54 AM
Cindy & Joe Johnson  Alumni $100.00 7/15/2019 4:31 PM
Dixie Davis  Alumni $100.00 7/7/2019 4:49 AM
John and Karen Mathis Colleague $500.00 6/24/2019 12:00 AM
Lena Phelps  Alumni $100.00 6/18/2019 8:14 PM
James Smith  Alumni $410.00 6/18/2019 12:00 AM
Cindy Miller  Alumni $100.00 6/17/2019 6:09 PM
Elizabeth Wylder  Student $25.00 6/17/2019 4:18 PM
Cash and Scarlett Kirby  Alumni $300.00 6/17/2019 3:48 PM
Richard Wagner  Alumni $250.00 6/17/2019 9:01 AM
Jennifer Schomburg Kanke  Student $25.00 6/15/2019 8:25 AM
Renee LeMire  Alumni $150.00 6/13/2019 11:17 AM
Todd Butler  Colleague $500.00 6/12/2019 6:46 PM
Maria Bailey  Alumni $100.00 6/12/2019 6:32 PM
Jennifer Chua  Alumni $100.00 6/12/2019 6:12 PM
Michael Nelson  Alumni $100.00 6/12/2019 5:18 PM
Cindy Kirby  Student $55.56 6/12/2019 4:36 PM
Byron Kerr  Alumni $100.00 6/12/2019 3:38 PM
Brian Johnson  Colleague $500.00 6/12/2019 1:25 PM
Charles Carlson  Alumni $100.00 6/12/2019 12:11 PM
Pat MacEnulty  Alumni $100.00 6/12/2019 11:44 AM
Mark Rubin  Alumni $100.00 6/12/2019 11:44 AM
Tessa Foster  $5.00 6/12/2019 11:37 AM
Mark Alexander   $20.00 6/12/2019 11:32 AM
Kimberly Ashworth  Alumni $400.00 5/11/2019 2:47 PM
Marsha Hosack  Alumni $100.00 5/9/2019 11:51 AM
Rachel Marshall  Student $75.00 4/29/2019 9:18 AM
Amy Haggard  $15.00 4/26/2019 8:07 AM
Tom Todaro & Mary Todaro  Student $25.00 4/25/2019 8:59 AM
Daniel Van Wert  Student $25.00 4/24/2019 9:52 PM
Michael Martone  Student $44.44 4/24/2019 9:21 PM
Larry Abele  Alumni $100.00 4/24/2019 8:16 PM
Mark Butsch Student $25.00 4/24/2019 7:39 PM
Anna Claire Hodge  Student $50.00 4/24/2019 2:44 PM
Kathleen Thompson Student $50.00 4/24/2019 12:18 PM
Charlie McCoy   Student $25.00 4/23/2019 11:29 AM
Alisha Gaines  Student $50.00 4/21/2019 5:04 PM
Monica Reimer   Principal $1,000.00 4/19/2019 2:29 PM
Jie Liu  Student $25.00 4/19/2019 12:16 AM
Anonymous Donor Principal $2,000.00 4/17/2019 1:44 PM
Russ Franklin & Amy Franklin  Principal $1,000.00 4/17/2019 1:41 PM
Ned Stuckey-French & Elizabeth Stuckey-French  Student $50.00 4/16/2019 4:52 PM
Joanna Christopher  Student $25.00 4/16/2019 4:29 PM
Bob Shacochis  Alumni $100.00 4/16/2019 4:23 PM
Shandra Lalley  Alumni $100.00 4/16/2019 3:41 PM
Mark Lane  Student $50.00 4/16/2019 3:38 PM
Kimberly Ashworth  Alumni $100.00 4/16/2019 11:56 AM
Laure-Anne Bosselaar  $20.00 4/16/2019 11:07 AM
Nicholas Clarke  Alumni $100.00 4/16/2019 8:15 AM
Rachel Tullius  Student $50.00 4/16/2019 8:08 AM
William White  Alumni $250.00 4/16/2019 8:06 AM
Jenn Bronson   Student $50.00 4/16/2019 7:49 AM
Angela Arcuri Student $25.00 4/16/2019 12:00 AM
Jim Gustafson Alumni $100.00 4/16/2019 12:00 AM
Judith Pascoe  Student $50.00 4/15/2019 8:02 PM
Anonymous Donor  Student $50.00 4/15/2019 2:30 PM
Anonymous Donor Principal $1,000.00 4/15/2019 11:03 AM
Robert Olen Butler & Kelly Butler  Principal $1,000.00 4/15/2019 10:23 AM
Lucas Jorgensen  $5.00 4/12/2019 2:01 PM
Mart Hill Principal $1,000.00 4/12/2019 12:00 AM
Gary Taylor  Principal $1,000.00 4/8/2019 12:00 AM

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