We invite alumni and friends to celebrate Dr. Waxman's leadership, guidance and accomplishments by making a student scholarship gift in honor of her retirement from FSU.

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Lisa Waxman Interior Architecture & Design Fund

After a long and highly distinguished teaching, research and service career, Dr. Lisa Waxman will retire from Florida State University in January of 2020.

We invite everyone to further Dr. Waxman’s work by making a gift in her honor.

The Lisa Waxman Student Scholarship fund will enable future professionals studying in the Department of Interior Architecture & Design at FSU to carry her message and influence forward to progress the profession and better our world. Gifts will be earmarked within the Interior Design Fund, with the goal of reaching endowment level.

About Dr. Lisa Waxman

Dr. Waxman’s 36 years of dedicated work in education, research and service describes accomplishments of notable merit, including the Arnold Friedmann Educator of Distinction award and acknowledgement as a top 25 Most Admired Educator in the national Design Intelligence ratings of architecture and interior design. Her receipt of the FSU Guardian of the Flame Award, the Seminole Award, fellow status in the Interior Design Educators Council and numerous teaching awards at FSU celebrate her commitment, as do the 42 master of fine arts students she mentored as major professor and as co-major or committee member for an astounding 47 more. Her influence at FSU as full professor and chair of the Department of Interior Architecture & Design are significant.

Dr. Waxman’s research has similarly left deep and lasting impacts on the interior design profession through her pioneering work in computer-aided design at the early edge of its adoption in the profession and the influences of popular culture. Her work in the meaning and potential of ‘third places’ on our culture has garnered national attention and the impacts and potential of sustainable design practices as acknowledged through national research presentation and paper awards with the Interior Design Educators Council have left a legacy of progress.

Dr. Waxman’s illustrious career is also a model of giving back, and her service not only impacted legions of interior design students at FSU, but also at the national level through her presidency of the Interior Design Educators Council (as well as numerous other leadership positions), service as chair of the Board of Directors for the Journal of Interior Design, and the chair of the Board for the Council for Interior Design Accreditation.


Giving Levels (In the spirit of Lisa’s love of running!)

$25     Speed Walker

$50     Middle Distance Runner

$100    Sprinter

$250    Marathon Runner

$500     Iron Man

$1000   Olympian


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Board Members

Supporter Amount Gift Date
Donald Harbaugh Olympian $1,000.00 12/31/2019 12:00 AM
Jil Simon  Speed Walker $25.00 12/16/2019 6:37 PM
Sally McRorie   Marathon Runner $250.00 12/16/2019 3:44 PM
Anonymous Donor   Sprinter $100.00 12/16/2019 2:13 PM
David Denman & Susan Denman  Iron Man $500.00 11/28/2019 9:24 AM
Brittany Flock & Quinn Hoffman   Speed Walker $25.00 11/23/2019 7:37 AM
Rob, Sherrill, Preston & Parker Wilson  Middle Distance Runner $50.00 11/20/2019 8:45 AM
Ethan Huber & Ethan  Middle Distance Runner $50.00 11/20/2019 8:21 AM
Donna Kirby  Sprinter $100.00 11/19/2019 7:42 PM
Erin Pauley McKernan & Peter McKernan II  Middle Distance Runner $50.00 11/18/2019 1:23 PM
Julie Schulte & David   Marathon Runner $250.00 11/18/2019 8:33 AM
Les Cole on behalf of Wolf Gordon    Middle Distance Runner $50.00 11/14/2019 10:23 AM
Alexa Crawford (Hosner) & Theodore Crawford  Middle Distance Runner $50.00 11/13/2019 3:30 PM
Craig Anderchak & Lisa Anderchak   Middle Distance Runner $50.00 11/11/2019 6:39 PM
Rachelle McClure  Sprinter $100.00 11/11/2019 4:27 PM
Michelle Wiebe   Marathon Runner $250.00 11/11/2019 3:37 PM
Susan Fiorito  Sprinter $100.00 11/10/2019 3:25 PM
Elizabeth Smallwood Turnbull   Speed Walker $25.00 11/8/2019 9:15 AM
Stephanie Sickler & Robbie Sickler   Middle Distance Runner $50.00 11/7/2019 5:16 PM
Anonymous Donor  Speed Walker $35.00 11/7/2019 2:02 PM
Brinda Cockburn  Speed Walker $25.00 11/7/2019 1:47 PM
Denise Guerin  Middle Distance Runner $50.00 11/7/2019 11:27 AM
lesley Zitone -Olson  Sprinter $200.00 11/7/2019 11:03 AM
Jeffrey and Barbara Austin  Iron Man $500.00 11/6/2019 11:13 PM
Amy Huber & Todd  Middle Distance Runner $60.00 11/1/2019 2:12 PM
Steven Webber & Elizabeth Webber  Sprinter $150.00 11/1/2019 10:17 AM
Todd Adams & Jill Adams  Speed Walker $25.00 10/31/2019 8:51 AM
Anonymous Donor  Speed Walker $25.00 10/21/2019 1:20 PM
Michael Fornaro   Sprinter $100.00 10/20/2019 6:13 PM
Yelena McLane  Sprinter $100.00 10/18/2019 1:03 PM
Bernard & Gabby Waxman Olympian $1,000.00 10/17/2019 12:00 AM
Anonymous Donor  Middle Distance Runner $50.00 10/16/2019 9:47 AM
Genevieve Janelle   Sprinter $100.00 10/16/2019 6:21 AM
Lauren Trujillo & Gustavo Trujillo  Middle Distance Runner $50.00 10/15/2019 10:55 PM
Tock Ohazama  Middle Distance Runner $50.00 10/15/2019 3:33 PM
Sarah Collins & Tanner Collins    Middle Distance Runner $50.00 10/15/2019 3:19 PM
Scott Ageloff  Sprinter $100.00 10/15/2019 2:49 PM
Jessica Comas & Juan Comas  Middle Distance Runner $50.00 10/15/2019 9:16 AM
Jill Pable  Marathon Runner $250.00 10/14/2019 2:44 PM

Donations for this project ended on 1/15/2020 12:00 AM

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