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 funding […]

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 ever […]

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 Dan […]

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 progress […]

Celebrating the Next Horizon

It may have been the only rainy Saturday in January of 2019, but that didn’t stop FIU in its pursuit of the Next Horizon! On January 26, 2019, the FIU Foundation hosted a community-wide celebration in the Graham Center to commemorate the public launch of Next Horizon: The Campaign for FIU. With a goal to […]

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 […]

CCF on Front Line Addressing Child Mental Health Issues

It’s a staggering statistic: An estimated 20 percent of children in the United States suffer from a mental health disorder, and half of all adult mental health disorders begin in childhood. But through early intervention and effective strategies employed by families, professionals and educators, children can be helped, and most mental health issues in adulthood […]

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 […]