[UPDATE] by Stephanie Salvatore on 11-24 at 3:45 PM
An FSU graduate is making a big contribution to his alma mater.
Tallahassee attorney Sean Pittman donated one hundred thousand dollars to the college of law to fund scholarships for minority students. Pittman says the endowment will be used for at least one scholarship each year to students interested in pursuing a career in public service.
"When I started giving back I started giving back at the 25 dollar level but the university has an obligation to make each student feel like their time there was valuable enough that they want to give back, so it's not just the obligation of the students its the obligation of the university," says Pittman.
The gift is eligible for a 50 percent match from the state, which will create a total endowment of one hundred fifty thousand dollars.
TALLAHASSEE, Fla. —
Tallahassee attorney Sean Pittman, a 1994 graduate of Florida State University College of Law, has pledged $100,000 to endow the Sean Pittman Scholarship at the law school.
The income from this endowment will be used to award at least one scholarship each year to a student who is interested in pursuing a career as a governmental lawyer or as a lobbyist. The gift to endowment will be eligible for a 50 percent match from the state of Florida. The state match would be added to the permanent endowment, creating a total endowment of $150,000.
“I am happy and fortunate to be able to support my alma mater,” Pittman said. “I appreciate the College of Law very much, and I am hopeful that this gift will assist students who will use their legal education for public service. Our personal investments in education are vital to the future of our communities and our nation.”
“We are extremely grateful for this endowment and also for Sean’s support of Student Affairs and the Seminole Boosters,” said College of Law Dean Don Weidner. “He is an all-around champion of Florida State University.”
Pittman is the founder and president of the Pittman Law Group, a corporate law and governmental consulting firm with offices in Tallahassee and Riviera Beach, Fla.
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