Altony Lee brings innovation to philanthropic giving, from helping Florida Gulf Coast University (FGCU) accept Bitcoin for scholarship dollars to launching the university’s first Give Day campaign, which raised more than $1.3 million. His efforts have helped increase annual giving to over $20 million.

This money impacts not only the students of FGCU in need of financial assistance, but the school’s economic impact regionally.

“I approach each day as an opportunity to use gifts to change the lives of deserving students. Eliminating the barriers and access to education is both a passion and point of pride,” Lee says.

Lee is chair-elect of the Bonita Springs Chamber Foundation. In his spare time, he enjoys watching college sports with friends (he is immediate past-president of the Seminole Club of Naples) and attending cultural events with his wife.