FIU alumni Tina Vidal-Duart and Carlos Duart gift to name wine studies program at Chaplin School of Hospitality & Tourism Management

Originally published on December 8, 2023 on Written by Yvonne Yee-Amor FIU alumni Tina Vidal-Duart ’02, MBA ’04 and Carlos Duart’94, MA ’99 have announced a gift establishing the Vidal-Duart Wine Studies program at the Chaplin School of Hospitality & Tourism Management. The only wine studies program in the country named by a Hispanic family, this commitment underscores the couple’s […]

Nicole Wertheim College of Nursing & Health Sciences establishes Jorge M. Perez and Darlene Boytell-Perez 50th anniversary scholarship endowment

Originally published on November 20, 2023 on Florida International University (FIU) today announced a generous gift from Jorge M. Pérez and Darlene Marie Boytell-Pérez ’89, MS ’96 to establish a new endowment at FIU’s Nicole Wertheim College of Nursing & Health Sciences (NWCNHS). The Jorge M. Pérez and Darlene Boytell-Pérez 50th Anniversary of Nursing Scholarship […]

Fernandez Family Foundation makes $1M gift for scholarships at FIU Ferré Institute for Civic Leadership

Originally published November 8, 2023 on Written by Todd Ellenberg The Miguel B. Fernandez Family Foundation has made a $1 million gift to FIU’s Maurice A. Ferré Institute for Civic Leadership in the Steven J. Green School of International & Public Affairs to support student scholarships. The gift will establish the Miguel B. Fernandez […]

Empowering Hispanics in Philanthropy

FIU Foundation Office of Inclusive Philanthropy event entitled, "Empowering Hispanics in Philanthropy
The FIU Foundation Office of Inclusive Philanthropy hosts panel discussion with community leaders to converse about the Hispanic presence in philanthropy “Let’s take this national,” said George Corton. “This conversation isn’t happening at the levels that we need it to, so why not start at the most important city for Hispanics [in the US]: Miami?” […]

PayCargo awards $1.25 million to FIU Business for Supply Chain and Logistics Program

Originally published on September 27, 2023 on Written by Cynthia Corzo Freight payment platform PayCargo has awarded Florida International University’s College of Business (FIU Business) a $1.25 million gift to create the PayCargo Supply Chain and Logistics Program. FIU Business was the first business school in Florida to launch a Master of Science in Logistics and Supply Chain […]

FIU breaks ground for the Trish and Dan Bell Chapel

Originally published on April 19, 2023 on Written by Elizabeth Ferrer-Alonso Construction has begun for the Trish and Dan Bell Chapel, a nondenominational gathering place for worship, contemplation, spiritual strengthening, and mutual understanding on FIU’s main campus. The Bell Chapel will be located on the lake adjacent to the Ronald W. Reagan Presidential House.  […]

Philanthropy Lifts the Disability Resource Center and Students it Serves

Many students face daunting challenges when they enter college: academic difficulties, financial problems, and major and career choices, just to name a few. Some students face additional challenges that require customized learning services and individualized attention. The Disability Resource Center (DRC) at FIU helps ensure that students with special needs have access to needed guidance […]

Lee Caplin makes $10 million naming gift to Journalism & Media at FIU

FIU CARTA students
– By Heather Radi-Bermudez Florida International University and its Department of Journalism + Media, within the College of Communication, Architecture + The Arts (CARTA), today announced a $10 million naming gift from philanthropists Mr. and Mrs. Lee Caplin establishing the Lee Caplin School of Journalism & Media. The gift, one of the largest donations to a […]

Café Bustelo & Pilon announce $1.25 million gift to FIU Chaplin School of Hospitality & Tourism Management and FIU CasaCuba

Café Bustelo, FIU CasaCuba, FIU Chaplin School of Hospitality & Tourism Management and FIU Foundation executives and students from the FIU student club The Coffee Guild share a cafecito in celebration of $1.25 million dollar gift.
By Ivonne Yee-Amor Café Bustelo & Pilon, coffee brands in The J.M. Smucker Co. portfolio, have announced a $1.25 million gift to Florida International University benefiting student scholarships, the Chaplin School of Hospitality & Tourism Management and the construction of FIU CasaCuba. The gift marks a deepening of the relationship between FIU and the brands. Café […]

Longtime university supporter gives back to help save the bay

One of FIU's Institute of Environment buoys
By Kenneth Setzer MA ’97 Longtime FIU supporter Elliot Stone cares deeply about the health of the environment. The founder of Royal Castle Builders, LLC, Stone is a Miami native who sees the powerful, positive results of serving his community. That’s why when FIU’s Institute of Environment needed to add a buoy to its Biscayne Bay […]