Hospitality employees give thanks for financial help during pandemic

–By Ivonne Amor for FIU News Alex Kuk couldn’t stop smiling when the mailman dropped off his mail. In the stack of letters and bills addressed to his restaurant, Temple Street Eatery in Fort Lauderdale, was a ray of hope in the form of a check from FIU. “Literally, I think we were just jumping […]

FIU expands 3D-printed PPE initiative to local fire-rescue departments with gift from alumnus, President’s Council member

FIU’s College of Communication, Architecture + The Arts has expanded its initiative to produce 3D-printed personal protective equipment (PPE) for those on the front lines of the COVID-19 pandemic.  Supported by a gift from FIU President’s Council member Angela Martinez and FIU alumnus Raul Chavez ’80, the college 3D-printed 1,000 protective face shields for local fire-rescue departments. […]

Richard Brilliant MS ’93: Helping Students Chart a Course for Success

–By Clara-Meretan Kiah for FIU News As part of the Next Horizon “crew,” Richard Brilliant MS ’93 plays an integral role in the university’s comprehensive fundraising campaign. He and his employer, Carnival Corporation, have for years helped pilot the ship at the Chaplin School of Hospitality & Tourism Management, where they have contributed expertise and […]

Wertheims Make $10 Million Gift to Enhance Performing Arts at FIU

–By Sissy Garland for FIU News Dr. Herbert and Nicole Wertheim have announced a $10 million naming gift to the FIU School of Music, part of the College of Communication, Architecture + The Arts (CARTA). The gift, which will establish several new programs that will elevate the school’s global distinction and identity, is the largest […]

Transformational Gift Helps Renowned School Grow

University breaks ground on second phase of Green School building –By Amy Ellis for FIU News Pointing to three flags waving in the breeze just a short distance behind him, FIU President Mark B. Rosenberg reflected back on the first groundbreaking event at the university in 1971. United Nations Secretary General U. Thant was the guest […]

Bells' $5 Million Gift to Build Interfaith Chapel

FIU’s rich diversity and global mix of students is reflected in a broad spectrum of spiritual traditions practiced throughout its community. Now, thanks to an extraordinary gift to the Next Horizon campaign, the university will have a dedicated place for spiritual exploration among people of all faiths. A $5 million gift from philanthropists Trish and […]

A Festival Raises Millions

The 19th annual edition of the Food Network & Cooking Channel South Beach Wine & Food Festival presented by Capital One (SOBEWFF®) will take place February 19 – 23, 2020. For information and to order tickets, visit the festival website. Hosted by Southern Glazer’s Wine & Spirits, the Food Network & Cooking Chanel South Beach […]

A Lifetime of Support for FIU Becomes a Family’s Legacy

Jenna Bilodeau knew she wanted to be a neurologist after helping nurse her father back to health when he suffered a brain injury in 2015. But what the Herbert Wertheim College of Medicine student probably didn’t know back then was just how much a devoted couple of FIU supporters she’d never before met had impacted […]

Planning Ahead

Planned gifts allow donors to optimize their impact at FIU, while directing their philanthropy toward a tailored need. Van Chesnutt ’78, who made a planned gift to create a scholarship fund, moved to Seattle shortly after graduating from FIU and spent 20 years with Boeing before leaving and founding Means to an End, an information […]