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The Vires, Artes, Mores donor recognition society takes its name from the Latin words for strength, skill and character found in the university seal and was created to thank those committed individuals and organizations whose support has made a positive and lasting impact on the Florida State University community. Honorees in Vires, Artes, Mores have exhibited gracious dedication to the university’s long-term vision, ambitious initiatives and transformative ideas.

Inclusion in Vires, Artes, Mores begins at $250,000 of cumulative support given through five of the university’s Direct Support Organizations—FSU Foundation, Seminole Boosters, FSU Alumni Association, and The John & Mable Ringling Museum of Art Foundation.

Vires, Artes, Mores Levels

More than just stunning in color and appearance, gemstones are timeless and classic treasures that are passed on from generation to generation. Inspired by this idea, Vires, Artes, Mores honorees are classified by their level of giving through gems—garnet, sapphire, emerald and diamond—and will be remembered for years to come for their commitment to Florida State University.

diamond stone

Diamond Society:

$10 million +

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emerald stone

Emerald Society:

$5 million-$9.9 million

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sapphire stone

Sapphire Society:

$1 million-$4.9 million

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garnet stone

Garnet Society:


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The following gift types are counted toward inclusion in Vires, Artes, Mores:

  • Outright gifts, including cash, stock and property;
  • Pledge payments;
  • Corporate matching gifts;
  • Gifts-in-Kind;
  • Membership revenue generated from the Alumni Association, Seminole Boosters and Ringling Museum; and
  • Irrevocable planned gifts.

Anonymous gifts are not counted in recognition societies unless otherwise noted.

To view your University recognition total, please visit

Please note: you must have a oneFSU account to access your personal recognition totals. If you do not have an account, please visit and click on new user registration. Your account will be activated two days after registration.