FIU Alumnus Malcolm Butters Continues to Support Real Estate Students

By Eileen Spiegler In 2016, Malcolm Butters was asked what advice he would give to his younger self, looking to the future at his own college graduation. “Give back,” Butters answered. For the fifth year, the FIU alumnus is helping to ease the debt burden for two students who received their Master of Science in […]

The FIU Community Gives Thanks

It’s that time of year again! Like the rest of the U.S., the FIU community takes time each November to reflect on what it is thankful for and to celebrate the importance of philanthropy. Started in 2012 and now in its sixth year, the annual Thanks Day at FIU doesn’t involve turkey or stuffing, but […]

Inspired to Give and Succeed

FIU’s Division of Student Affairs has greatly increased its participation in this year’s Ignite Faculty & Staff Campaign, thanks to the team effort of its staff. One of them, Diana de Castro ’08, MBA ’12, played a critical role in assisting her supervisor and fellow Igniter Matilde Gramling in the endeavor.

The Annual Giving Center

“My journey through FIU has been a long but memorable one. The people I have met here have played a huge role in my life and my growth,” said Andre Harrrell, a senior criminal justice major who one day aspires to work for the Drug Enforcement Administration.

Aspiring Physician Shares Her Panther Pride

“Ever since I was a little girl, I’ve dreamed of becoming a doctor. I’ve always wanted to help people. As a high school student, I maintained a 4.3 GPA, volunteered at Miami Children’s Hospital, and organized blood drives at my school. I thought I was well on my way to attending college and then medical school and fulfilling my dream,” said Jasmin Qyyum ’11, an FIU alumna who graduated with a Bachelor of Science degree in biology and was a QBIC scholar.

Faculty/staff campaign raises more than $2 million

FIU’s first-ever faculty and staff fundraising campaign, “Ignite,” has raised more than $2 million in five months. With gifts as small as $20 to large donations, members of the university community have funded scholarships, research programs, the arts, and many more programs. “This is the beginning of a sea change in our institutional culture,” says […]

Employees asked to support FIU through new Ignite campaign

FIU rolled out its first-ever faculty and staff fundraising campaign, “Ignite,” with a rousing call to action from founding faculty member Steve Fain. “I know it is tough to ask people for money,” Fain, chair of the new campaign, told a crowd of 400 in the GC Ballrooms Feb. 15. “But, it’s not for me, […]