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 […]

My Internship at the FIU Foundation

Born in Hyderabad, India, Syed Zain Ashraf graduated high school in 2013, attended Broward College for a year, and decided to enlist in the Army Reserves. In 2016, he was deployed to Central America, where he worked for a year for the United States Southern Command. He is now an FIU student pursuing a degree […]

Mellon Foundation awards $675,000 to FIU to support education in the humanities

The Andrew W. Mellon Foundation has awarded FIU a $675,000 grant to enhance humanities education and optimize student learning. The grant will establish Project THINC: Teaching Humanities in the New Context to promote active learning-centered, culturally responsive teaching in humanities classrooms at the university. “Project THINC will catalyze a critical mass of faculty to lead pedagogical change […]

Jorge And Darlene Pérez Donate One Million Dollars To FIU Honors College

Local philanthropists and civic leaders Jorge and Darlene Pérez have donated $1 million to the Honors College at Florida International University. The gift—the largest in Honors College history—creates the Jorge and Darlene Pérez Scholars Endowment, which will support scholarships for high-achieving students in the FIU Honors College, particularly those intending to live and work in […]