W.K. Kellogg Foundation supports StartUP FIU Food program to help entrepreneurs of color digitally transform their businesses

The W.K. Kellogg Foundation recently granted FIU $400,000 to launch the StartUP FIU Food Digital Transformation Program. Launched in 2017 as a collaboration between StartUP FIU and the Chaplin School of Hospitality & Tourism Management, StartUP FIU Food helps local food entrepreneurs strengthen and grow their businesses. The StartUP FIU Food Digital Transformation Program is designed for low-moderate income entrepreneurs […]

FIU Foundation takes home nine awards, advances to Platinum category in 2021 CASE District III competition

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The FIU Foundation was recently honored with nine awards and two additional honorable mentions from the Council for Advancement and Support of Education (District III), the preeminent professional organization in educational advancement. The Foundation’s submission for the “Best Practices in Advancement Services” category (New Depths of Digitalization and Mobility in the FIU Foundation), which earned the […]

FIU Foundation announces new board leadership and member

Florida International University has appointed four prominent South Florida leaders and FIU alumni to serve as officers on the FIU Foundation Board of Directors: Humberto “Burt” Cabañas, Adalio T. Sanchez, Andre L. Teixeira and Jill M. Granat. “We are grateful and excited to have these exceptional individuals lead our Foundation Board of Directors,” said Howard R. Lipman, CEO of […]

New FIU Foundation board members announced

Florida International University has appointed five prominent South Florida leaders to serve on the FIU Foundation Board of Directors: Carmel J. Barrau, M.D., Noel J. Guillama-Alvarez ’99, Chad Moss ’94, Thomas “Gene” Prescott and Carlos Alberto Sabater ’81. “We are privileged and honored to have these exceptional individuals join our Foundation Board of Directors,” said […]

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 […]

Five questions for the head of fundraising

For FIU Magazine Howard Lipman understands the value of philanthropy. For the CEO of the FIU Foundation, it’s more than just a sum of money; it is a sign of pride, a symbol of gratitude and an investment in the future of all those whom the university serves. Leading the $750 million Next Horizon campaign, Lipman has seen […]

Dr. Yolangel “Yogi” Hernandez Suarez named to FIU Foundation Board of Directors

Dr. Yolangel “Yogi” Hernandez Suarez, former Chief Medical Officer of FIU’s HealthCare Network, has been named to the FIU Foundation Board of Directors. Hernandez Suarez and her husband, Dr. Jeffrey “Jeff” Simmons, recently made a $2 million gift to FIU’s Next Horizon campaign to establish the Simmons+Hernandez Suarez Fellowship Program at FIU Embrace. The fellowship supports […]

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 […]

Celebrating a lifetime of giving: Jorge and Darlene Perez

In recognition of their support, Jorge and Darlene Pérez’s last name graces a beautiful art museum in downtown Miami. But did you know that their largesse extends, in a big way, to FIU? Recently, the couple donated $1 million 
to FIU’s Honors College. The largest gift in the college’s history, it created the Jorge and Darlene […]

Family impacted by autism funds program to develop leaders, research in caring for developmentally disabled adults

Local doctors Jeffrey Simmons and Yolangel Hernandez Suarez have made a $2 million gift to FIU to establish the Simmons+Hernandez Suarez Fellowship Program at FIU Embrace. The fellowship will support professionals who take an interdisciplinary approach to solving the complex and multi-faceted issues facing adults with neurodevelopmental disorders such as autism. One and two-year fellowships […]