Third Annual Donor Panel Provides Valuable Insight for University Advancement Team

At FIU, students aren’t the only ones learning. Just like the rest of FIU, University Advancement spends time studying, too. And while the University Advancement team uses a number of different methods to learn, it has discovered that one of the most beneficial ways is to speak directly with donors about their experience and hear […]

Two decades later, Chaplins continue to serve, support students

What happens when you put hospitality management students in a room with their benefactors? A candid, insightful conversation covering everything from advice on building a successful career from the ground up to how new innovations are changing the wine and spirits industry. Harvey and Wayne Chaplin, for whom the Chaplin School of Hospitality & Tourism Management is […]

University Advancement & FIU Foundation, Inc. Tool Up for Success

University Advancement and the FIU Foundation, Inc. are tooling up to better position FIU for the future. After a period of analysis and benchmarking, changes have been implemented to ensure that FIU’s fundraising structure supports frontline fundraisers as they seek to increase and accelerate principal and major gift fundraising, and improve constituent relations and communications. […]

Corporate Fundraising Sets Record for FIU

FIU University Advancement’s Corporate Relations team raised more than $25 million in Fiscal Year 2017, doubling the record for corporate giving to FIU in a single year and exceeding their goal by $11 million. While the number is of great historic significance, the impact the funds raised will have on FIU is the true value: […]

Alumnus ignites social entrepreneurism

Startup fever is in the air and growing in Miami. The 2017 Kauffman Index of Startup Activity named it the top city in the country for new companies, outpacing hotbeds such as Austin, Los Angeles, San Diego, and Las Vegas. And FIU, for years, has contributed to preparing South Florida entrepreneurs for success, even formally […]