Helios Education Foundation grants FIU $900,000 to support completion scholarships for seniors

Helios Education Foundation has granted Florida International University $900,000 to support students in their final year of university. The grant established the Helios Last Mile Scholarship program, which bolsters seniors by providing gap grants and access to financial wellness coaching. The program is expected to benefit more than 700 FIU students, the first of whom will […]

FIU ranked the top U.S. institution awarding bachelor’s degree to Hispanic students, according to Excelencia in Education

–For FIU News FIU is the top institution in the U.S. in enrolling and graduating Hispanic students with bachelor’s degrees, according to an analysis released by Excelencia in Education.  The report, “Latino College Completion: United States,” highlighted the top enrolling and graduating institutions nationally and by state, the District of Columbia and Puerto Rico. The report found while […]

Jason Saltzman named vice chair of enterprise growth for the FIU Foundation Board of Directors

Jason Saltzman, entrepreneur, investor, author, and a member of the Florida International University Foundation Board of Directors, has been named vice chair of enterprise growth for the FIU Foundation Board of Directors. He will lead the new Corporate Enterprise Growth Initiative, created to adapt to the shifting philanthropic landscape and help ensure the Foundation’s continued […]

A community of supporters bolsters South Florida hospitality industry

–For FIU News For alumna Heather De La Torre and her husband Jesus, owners of Jr’s Gourmet Burgers in Miami Springs, business is a family affair. The “mom-and-pop” restaurant celebrates its 10-year anniversary this year, and the couple thinks of their small, close-knit staff as kin. But, like many restaurants nationwide, the COVID-19 pandemic dealt […]

FIUstrong: Providing emergency relief for students during the pandemic

The university is raising funds for students suffering financially during the health crisis. –For FIU Magazine When FIU student Gabriella Llaña lost her job during the pandemic, she feared she might lose her apartment, too. Living alone, she wasn’t sure how she would afford rent. With support from the FIUstrong disaster relief initiative, the university […]

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 […]

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 […]

Howard Lipman, CEO, FIU Foundation, Inc.: Why We Need Philanthropy

Q. Why is the Next Horizon campaign so important to the future of FIU? A. Next Horizon is the vehicle to power FIU’s next phase of progress as one of America’s top 100 public universities. Philanthropy is an important part of all great universities. Since we opened our doors in 1972, we have made extraordinary […]

Urgent Care – Nicole Wertheim College of Nursing & Health Sciences Meets Community Needs

The communities that lie closest to FIU – like Sweetwater and Westchester – have a problem. They’re home to a significant number of residents who are underserved and vulnerable in terms of the primary health care available to them, according to the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, though, they are not the only […]