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Prominent FSU contributor Albert J. Dunlap dies

An important benefactor of Florida State sports passes on.

Judy and Al Dunlap

The Florida State community has lost a devoted supporter, as Albert J. Dunlap has passed away at the age of 81. You don’t have to have known Dunlap to be well aware of the immense contributions he and his wife, Judy, have made to FSU.

Florida State football’s $15-million indoor practice facility is named the Albert J. Dunlap Athletic Training Facility because of a lead gift of $5 million made by the Dunlaps. The Seminoles’ two outdoor practice fields adjacent to that structure are also known as the Al Dunlap Football Practice Fields, and the pair were instrumental in creating the Albert J. and Judith A. Dunlap Student Success Center.

In 2016, another $5-million donation to Florida State Athletics resulted in the renaming of the premium seating in Doak Campbell Stadium’s south endzone the Albert J. and Judith A. Dunlap Champions Club (abbreviated Dunlap Champions Club).

And in 2018, the Dunlaps made another massive donation to FSU Athletics, contributing a $20-million lead gift to Florida State’s $100-million Unconquered Campaign, which includes the the $60-million Football Operations Building scheduled to open in July of 2021. All told, the Dunlaps have contributed more than $40 million to Seminole Athletics.

This was first reported by Jim Henry of the Tallahassee Democrat.