Alumna pays it forward with scholarships to students pursuing globally focused research, practicing sustainable development

Three-time alumna Jill Farrell reflects on her notable ties to FIU and why she chose to give back to the university. –By Charlie Crespo MA ’13 There’s an idea you’ve probably heard of called six degrees of separation. If you haven’t, it posits that two people are likely separated by six social connections – if […]

FIU now accepting donations of Bitcoin, Dogecoin and other cryptocurrency

The FIU Foundation has announced it is now accepting gifts of cryptocurrency, entering a sector of philanthropy that is swiftly gaining traction as the crypto market grows. Through the online platform Engiven, the Foundation can accept 29 forms of virtual currency, including many of the current most popular coins such Bitcoin, Ethereum, Litecoin, Dogecoin, and […]

Inspired by support received as a student, medicine graduate becomes first Herbert Wertheim College of Medicine alum to establish endowed scholarship

–By Clara-Meretan Kiah and Ileana Varela Dr. Michele Benjamin believes in paying it forward. As a student at the Herbert Wertheim College of Medicine, Dr. Benjamin benefitted from the financial support of several scholarships. Now she wants to give back. And so, the beneficiary has become a benefactor. Currently a family medicine resident at Miami’s […]

$10 million gift by Dr. Herbert and Nicole Wertheim continues transforming school of music, expanding student workforce readiness

The gift is the largest one ever given to a school of music at a public university in Florida –By Gisela Valencia for FIU News “Musical training is a more potent instrument than any other.” — Plato, The Republic Music is at the heart of the human experience. Since the dawn of civilization, humans have […]

Generous donors find hundreds of millions of reasons to give to FIU

Beyond the eye-popping numbers, contributions to the university’s $750 million campaign stand out for their intentions –For FIU Magazine From proud alumni to the biggest names in philanthropy and beyond, the public is taking note of FIU’s rapid ascent — and investing hundreds of millions in its future. Recognizing FIU’s role as an anchor institution […]

CARTA alumna’s gift will help minority-owned small businesses thrive

Silvana Massolo ’04 has made a quarter-million dollar commitment to support FIU alumni-owned businesses     A new and uncommon opportunity will soon be available to budding alumni entrepreneurs in the communication, art and design fields. With a gift from Silvana Massolo ’04, College of Communication, Architecture + The Arts (CARTA) alumni will have the opportunity to […]

CDR Maguire Inc. CEO and CDR Health Care Inc. CEO, both alumni, give $1.2 million to Honors College for scholarships

Florida International University alumni Tina Vidal-Duart and Carlos Duart have made a $1.2 million gift to the FIU Honors College to establish two student scholarship endowments. It is the largest gift the Honors College has received from its alumni to date. “We are humbled to be in a position to make this gift,” said Tina Vidal-Duart. “Carlos and […]

George Corton named Vice President of Development and Innovation Philanthropy

George Corton, a fundraising professional with more than 18 years of experience, has been promoted to Vice President of Development and Innovation Philanthropy at Florida International University. Corton, an alumnus who received his bachelor’s and MBA degrees from FIU, has served the university for nearly 16 years, including as Chief Development Officer/ Senior Associate Vice […]

University breaks fundraising record on Give Miami Day 10th anniversary

The 10th anniversary of Give Miami Day was FIU’s most successful yet, with generous supporters making gifts to programs spanning the university the week of Nov. 18. The university received a record $215,043 from 352 donors over the course of Give Miami Day 2021, benefiting 50 projects at FIU ranging from scholarships for first-generation students […]

StartUP FIU, Bank of America and The Underline reveal the 10 winners of the inaugural Miami Small Business Bootcamp

Winners will showcase their products and services at The Underline Holiday Village during the second and third weekends of December StartUP FIU, in partnership with Bank of America and The Underline, announced today the 10 winners of the inaugural Miami Small Business Bootcamp during a ceremony at the Adrienne Arsht Center for the Performing Arts […]