Faculty and staff giving reaches $30 million over 10 years

On the heels of an auspicious fundraising year, during which FIU faculty and staff stepped up to support students and each other through the COVID-19 pandemic, the Ignite Campaign 2021 launched on February 25 with a virtual celebration honoring the start of its tenth anniversary year.  The fiscal year 2020-2021 marks “A Decade of Giving” […]

Knight Foundation, FIU to accelerate growth of Miami’s tech ecosystem, name School of Computing and Information Sciences

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Building on South Florida’s momentum around technology and entrepreneurship, the John S. and James L. Knight Foundation has made a $10 million gift to FIU’s School of Computing and Information Sciences to develop technical talent at scale to meet the demands of industry and Miamians seeking to advance their tech skills. The investment will catalyze […]

Student Food Pantry at BBC upgrades to new space thanks to generous donation amid pandemic

The BBC Student Food Pantry upgraded to a new space this year, thanks to the support of a lifelong learning student named Herb Gruber and his partner, FIU alumna Donna Steffens ’06. The new pantry, already open for business, is located at Wolfe University Center 256 and, like its MMC counterpart, is open to all […]

FIU Business alumna’s scholarship endowment will support diverse, female future accountants

FIU College of Business alumna Jacqueline Cecile Williams ’94, CPA, recently made a planned gift to FIU that will establish a scholarship to help bolster the future pipeline of minority, female accountants in South Florida. Inspired by the financial support and guidance she received as a student preparing to break into the accounting industry, Williams […]

FIU awarded $1M by The Andrew W. Mellon Foundation to help preserve oral history of local communities

Florida International University’s Wolfsonian Public Humanities Lab (WPHL) has been awarded a $1 million grant from The Andrew W. Mellon Foundation for a project to collect and preserve the stories of South Floridians. The project, Community Data Curation: Preserving, Creating, and Narrating Everyday Stories, will leverage the WPHL’s strong community partnerships with eight South Florida archives, nonprofits, community centers, and […]

FIU partners with NBCUniversal to provide innovative training, workforce experience and mentorship to journalism students

FIU has been selected by NBCUniversal News Group to participate in NBCU Academy, a newly launched, innovative, multiplatform journalism training and development program for four-year university and community college students through education, on-campus training and online programming. FIU is among 17 academic partners nationwide to be selected for NBCU Academy. “As our world becomes increasingly […]

Mellon Foundation awards FIU $4.63M to help vulnerable communities prepare for, recover from disasters

Vulnerable communities, which include Black and Hispanic South Florida residents, are often disproportionately impacted by disasters such as hurricanes, floods and, more recently, the COVID-19 pandemic.   FIU researchers plan to study and address these racial and ethnic disparities over the next three years with a $4.63 million grant from The Andrew W. Mellon Foundation. The […]

Memorial scholarship endowment will honor life of Public Policy and Administration faculty member Dr. Donna Comrie

Dr. Agatha Caraballo ’02, Ph.D. ’12, an associate teaching professor in the Department of Public Policy and Administration, recently made a planned gift to FIU to establish a memorial scholarship in honor of her late friend, Dr. Donna Comrie Ph.D. ’13, a fellow FIU alumna and popular adjunct faculty member. Dr. Comrie was an educator, […]

FIU awarded $1M jobs initiative grant from Bank of America

Bank of America has partnered with FIU and other universities throughout the United States to help minority students successfully complete the education and training necessary to enter the workforce and embark on a path to success. FIU received a $1 million grant, part of a $25 million, nationwide initiative that includes partnerships with nearly two dozen […]

Investment in the Next Horizon continues with recent gifts to FIU

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 […]