Foundation responds to immediate needs of FIU, the community during pandemic

When the COVID-19 pandemic struck and FIU announced its shift to remote learning and work in March, leaders of the FIU Foundation knew the university’s Next Horizon capital campaign would need to be placed on pause to address a more immediate need: Students, faculty and staff, and the surrounding community were suffering, and the Foundation […]

#FIUstrong activated: Here's how you can help in the aftermath of Hurricane Dorian

The following message regarding relief and recovery efforts post-Hurricane Dorian was sent from the Division of External Relations, Strategic Communications & Marketing to the university community on Tuesday, Sept. 3, 2019, at 6 p.m.      September 3, 2019  Dear FIU family, Many members of the university community are looking for ways to help our […]

#FIUstrong: Hurricane Michael relief efforts

The following message was sent the university community on Tuesday, October 23: Nearly two weeks ago, Hurricane Michael devastated areas of the Florida Panhandle leaving 36 dead and tens of thousands displaced or homeless. Our hearts go out to all of those impacted by this storm that rivaled Hurricane Andrew in its strength and power. […]

Knight Foundation grant to support Puerto Rican students at FIU

The John S. and James L. Knight Foundation has awarded FIU a $350,000 grant to support Puerto Rican students affected by Hurricane Maria. The grant will fund living expenses, tuition, and other costs associated with relocation for students who have come to South Florida to continue their studies at FIU, while universities on the island […]

Barnes & Noble at FIU Now Accepting Donations for #FIUstrong

If you’re on campus, there’s now an easy way to donate to the Disaster Response and Recovery Fund. For two weeks, Barnes & Noble at FIU will be accepting donations for the fund at the registers during checkout. Established by the FIU Foundation, the Disaster Response and Recovery Fund supports FIU students, faculty, and staff […]

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 […]