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Hendersons make significant gift for FSU football

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Seminole Boosters, Inc. and the Florida State University Athletics Department have received a leadership commitment from Jim and Carole Henderson of Longwood, Fla., in support of the Seminole football program.

The Hendersons are among the first to contribute to FSU’s Renaissance Campaign, which is a focused effort to receive gifts in support of a championship future for the football program.

Additionally, the Hendersons have made a commitment in support of the FSU Athletics Department’s upcoming investment in a football operations building as well as athletic scholarships as part of the five-year Unconquered Campaign.

Jim Henderson is Co-Founder, Chairman, and CEO of AssuredPartners – the fastest-growing independent insurance agency in the United States. Under Jim’s leadership, AssuredPartners has remained one of the largest insurance brokers in the nation with offices in 38 states and two countries, exceeding $1 billion in revenue. The agency recently was ranked the 12th-largest broker of U.S. business in the July 2019 edition of Business Insurance.

A proud FSU alumnus, Jim was appointed by former Florida Gov. Rick Scott to the Florida State University Board of Trustees and has served in that capacity since January 2018.

“Carole and I identified with the need for additional resources to help lead FSU Football in a championship-focused direction, so we decided to be a part of it,” said Jim Henderson. “We congratulate President Thrasher and David Coburn on hiring Coach Mike Norvell. He is a terrific, accomplished young coach with lofty aspirations, and we believe he has a strong plan to execute his vision. In his short time in Tallahassee, Coach Norvell has already celebrated some fantastic feats. Carole and I are excited to help him continue to take FSU Football back to the highest level of competition.”

“Jim and Carole have already done a great deal for FSU Athletics, but this most recent commitment really amplifies their impact,” Athletics Director David Coburn said. “They lead by example not only as donors, but also in Jim’s terrific engagement with our University’s prestigious Board of Trustees – the highest-ranking leadership entity affiliated with Florida State University. Having this substantial commitment to the Renaissance Campaign from a prominent member of such a distinguished committee really sets the tone for what is already a deeply-engaged donor base. We are so grateful.”

Jim and Carole are Platinum Chief members of Seminole Boosters, Inc. and founding seat owners in the Dunlap Champions Club at Doak Campbell Stadium. Seminole fans interested in supporting FSU Football and all 20 varsity sport programs are encouraged to join Seminole Boosters by visiting seminoleboosters.com.  With over 40 percent of the operating budget for FSU Athletics coming from our fans, their investments are critical in the success of our student-athletes in competition, the classroom, and the community.  

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