Remembering Betty Chapman

On February 20, 2019, the FIU family lost a committed community leader, philanthropist, humanitarian, and advocate, Betty Chapman. She was the wife of the late civic leader and FIU supporter Alvah Chapman Jr. The university community mourns her passing, and our thoughts and prayers are with the Chapman family during this difficult time. In 1993, […]

Businessman Harvey Gedeon and family to support female, Haitian students studying STEM, economics at FIU

Businessman and philanthropist Harvey Gedeon and his family have made a $25,000 donation to Florida International University to establish the Rosita Gedeon Endowment Fund. Named in memory of Mr. Gedeon’s mother, the scholarship endowment will support female, Haitian, undergraduate students pursuing degrees in the fields of economics and STEM (science, technology, engineering and math) who […]

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 […]

FIU announces $5 million donation from philanthropists Trish and Dan Bell to build interfaith chapel

Philanthropists Trish and Dan Bell have made a $5 million gift to the Next Horizon campaign at Florida International University to help build a nondenominational chapel on campus. The chapel will accommodate the plurality of faiths and perspectives at FIU and serve as an interfaith gathering place for worship, contemplation, spiritual strengthening and mutual understanding. […]

FIU’s Next Horizon initiative will raise funds to ensure students can succeed

President Mark B. Rosenberg wrote the following op-ed in the Miami Herald on Feb. 2, 2019.  The French writer Guy de Maupassant said: “It is the lives we encounter that make life worth living.” There is perhaps no better way to describe the meaningful work of higher education. While questions continue to swirl about the relevance and value […]

University launches Next Horizon: The Campaign for FIU with community celebration

A little rain didn’t stop FIU in its pursuit of the Next Horizon! On Saturday, Jan. 26, the FIU Foundation, Inc. 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 raise $750 million, this landmark campaign is the university’s largest […]

On 30th anniversary of Armenian earthquake, alumnus and donor recognized by ambassador for service as disaster responder

On December 7, 1988, a magnitude-6.8 earthquake rocked Armenia, leaving 25,000 dead (with estimates ranging as high as 50,000) and hundreds of thousands homeless. In an unprecedented move, the Soviet Union, of which Armenia was then a member, called for help from the international community in the wake of the disaster. Days later, alumnus Raul […]

Red Robin contest’s winning burger is a Spanish delicacy

By Patricia Càrdenas Home, sweet home… That’s what Mariet Cardenes was thinking of when brainstorming ideas for what became the winning recipe for this year’s Red Robin Golden Robin Contest, which, through its partnership with the annual Food Network & Cooking Channel South Beach Wine & Food Festival, awards one student each year a $10,000 scholarship and […]

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 […]