Seminole State Receives Land Valued at $4.1 Million

Seminole State College of Florida has announced a gift valued at $4.1 million from the Gould Family to expand its Sanford/Lake Mary Campus.

The gift, which was received by the Foundation for Seminole State College, consists of approximately ten acres of land and 80,000 square feet of building space. The college is currently assessing the property, which is about three miles from the campus, and developing a plan to improve and use it. The plan is expected to be finalized later this year.

The Gould family, which previously owned Gould Publications in Seminole County, has supported Seminole State in the past through Femmes de Coeur, an Orlando-based nonprofit that helps fund many initiatives, including scholarships for the college's Nursing program.

"We are very humbled and grateful for the generosity of the Gould family and their decision to donate the land and building space to the foundation," said Foundation for Seminole State College executive director John Gyllin. "The property enables the college to utilize the space for much-needed programs and services to support our students, faculty, staff, and community."

"Seminole State Receives Largest Single Gift in College's History." Seminole State College of Florida Press Release 02/04/2016.