FIU Foundation development team leads seminar in Mexico for university officials

Chief representatives from Mexico’s state universities recently tapped the expertise of key fundraising professionals at Miami’s public research university to help boost philanthropy at their institutions. Florida International University (FIU) Foundation Chief Development Officer, George Corton, and Executive Director of Corporate Relations, Karla Hernandez, presented a half-day seminar on successful fundraising in Manzanilla, Mexico, which […]

FIU among top 15 universities granted U.S. patents in 2018

For FIU News FIU was ranked 15th in the nation among public universities and 33rd globally that were issued utility patents. “This recognition was only possible because of our hard-working faculty and researchers,” said FIU President Mark B. Rosenberg. “Every day, they turn ideas into groundbreaking solutions that change lives. They are committed to changing our world […]

Alley CEO Jason Saltzman Named to FIU Foundation Board of Directors

Jason Saltzman, CEO and founder of Alley, a membership community for entrepreneurs that offers workspace, business services, curated content and corporate innovation, has been appointed to the FIU Foundation, Inc. Board of Directors. Alley, which has locations across the nation, including New York City, Palo Alto, Los Angeles, Washington, D.C. and Boston, has partnered with […]

Be Part of a Historic Day: FIU’s Next Horizon Kickoff Celebration, Jan. 26

FIU is ready to take flight to reach its Next Horizon. And the entire University community, both past and present, as well as its friends and supporters are invited to celebrate this pivotal moment in its history. On Saturday, January 26, from 12 to 5 p.m., the Kickoff Celebration for Next Horizon: The Campaign for […]

FIU one of the ‘Great Colleges to Work For’ according to The Chronicle of Higher Education

Institution achieves Honor Roll for third year in a row Today, The Chronicle of Higher Education named FIU as one of the “Great Colleges to Work For” and presented the institution the Honor Roll designation for the third consecutive year. “This recognition is a testament to the hard work, dedication and commitment of our faculty and staff, […]

University Advancement & FIU Foundation, Inc. Tool Up for Success

University Advancement and the FIU Foundation, Inc. are tooling up to better position FIU for the future. After a period of analysis and benchmarking, changes have been implemented to ensure that FIU’s fundraising structure supports frontline fundraisers as they seek to increase and accelerate principal and major gift fundraising, and improve constituent relations and communications. […]

Corporate Fundraising Sets Record for FIU

FIU University Advancement’s Corporate Relations team raised more than $25 million in Fiscal Year 2017, doubling the record for corporate giving to FIU in a single year and exceeding their goal by $11 million. While the number is of great historic significance, the impact the funds raised will have on FIU is the true value: […]

FIU welcomes students displaced by hurricanes Irma and Maria

The following message was sent to the university community regarding disaster response and recovery following hurricanes Irma and Maria on Sept. 29, 2017: Dear members of the FIU community, The unfolding post-hurricane tragedy in the Caribbean is now coming clearly into view. Members of the FIU family with ties to the region are going through […]

Social work students offer a listening ear to hurricane evacuees

It’s not every day that students can put their training to immediate use on campus, but social work majors had an unexpected chance to flex their skills in the aftermath of Hurricane Irma. Five of them interacted with Monroe County residents who evacuated to a special needs shelter at MMC. “This is a wonderful opportunity to […]

FIU announces 2017-2018 Foundation Board of Directors officers

The FIU Foundation Board of Directors has named four alumni as officers: Richard Brilliant, Humberto “Burt” Cabañas, Andre L. Teixeira, and Jill M. Granat. As officers, the four alumni, who have contributed to FIU and held volunteer leadership roles over the years, are tasked with advancing the university through philanthropy. “It is our privilege to […]