Following a record-breaking fundraising year, the FIU Foundation is grateful to share some of the more recent investments made in the university’s Next Horizon:
Bank of America awarded FIU $1,000,000 to help minority students successfully complete the education and training necessary to enter the workforce after graduation. The grant will help scale a pipeline program that prepares students for internships and careers, and it will enhance support structures such as coaching for students transitioning from university to career. FIU is among a nationwide group of Hispanic-Serving Institutions, Historically Black Colleges and Universities, and community colleges that serve predominantly minority students to participate in this partnership with Bank of America, which awarded a total of $25 million.
NBC Universal granted the School of Communication + Journalism $500,000 to fund experiential classes, student financial aid, and “future-proof” technology and equipment for the school. The gift is part of the NBCU Academy Diversity Grant, which aims to narrow the opportunity gap and facilitate experiential learning to better prepare FIU students to enter the journalism and media fields.
Dell, Inc. made a $100,000 gift to the College of Business and College of Engineering & Computing to support the FIU Business + Engineering Career Management Sponsorship Program, which helps companies establish a strong recruiting presence on campus and supports student career development and employment programs at FIU. The gift also supports student organizations and scholarships for first-generation students within the colleges.