Remembering Harry B. Smith

On February 3, 2018, the FIU family lost a committed community leader, philanthropist, and advocate for the arts, Harry B. Smith. For 31 years, he was the husband of Joan Smith, a FIU Foundation BOD Emirata. Joan served on the FIU Foundation’s BOD for 14 years (1994-2008), and she is well known to many of […]

Torch Awards 2017: A masquerade and a big announcement

Duane Wiles, Chad Moss, and Mark B. Rosenberg
Alumnus Chad Moss ’94 announced a donation of $10 million to FIU’s College of Engineering & Computing at the 2017 Torch Awards Gala, marking the largest donation by an alumnus in FIU’s history. Hosted by the Alumni Association on April 1, the Torch Awards honored 17 alumni and one faculty member who make a difference […]

Chad Moss makes largest donation to FIU by an alumnus

Chad Moss
Gift names the Moss School of Construction, Infrastructure and Sustainability Chad Moss, executive vice president of Moss & Associates, announced a $10 million gift through Moss Foundation, Inc. to FIU’s College of Engineering & Computing — the largest donation by an alumnus to date. “Chad Moss has shown incredible vision and entrepreneurship in Miami and across […]

Chad Moss, Marcia Del Rey among honorees at Torch Awards

Torch Awards 2017
Florida International University is honoring alumni and faculty at the 16th annual Torch Awards Gala on April 1. Among this year’s award recipients are businessman Chad Moss, the Honorable Judge Marcia Del Rey, and Dr. Seth J. Crapp. The Torch Award is the highest honor bestowed upon alumni and faculty by the FIU Alumni Association, and […]

Remembering FIU supporter Sanford L. Ziff

Sanford L. Ziff
The university joins President Mark B. Rosenberg in remembering philanthropist, FIU supporter, and Foundation Board of Directors member Sanford L. Ziff, who passed away at 91 on Friday. President Rosenberg sent the following email to the university community on Jan. 9. Dear members of the university community, It is with a heavy heart and deep appreciation […]

Annual Torch Awards gala celebrates 15th anniversary

The annual Torch Awards celebrated its 15th anniversary March 19 with a gala honoring distinguished alumni in the FIU community. The event, held at Fontainebleau Miami Beach, raises money for the university’s Alumni Center Building Fund and its First Generation Scholarship Fund, which benefits students who are the first in their families to attend college. […]

14th Annual Torch Awards: Breaking records by the numbers

The 14th Annual Torch Awards already broke one university record: The gala in March boasted the highest attendance in its history, with nearly 800 guests flooding the Fontainebleau’s Crystal Ballrooms. Now, it’s broken a second record: The Torch Awards raised its highest amount of funding ever, with more than $100,000 being divided evenly between first-generation scholarships and […]

14th Annual Torch Awards Gala breaks attendance record

With over 800 people in attendance this year, the 14th Annual Torch Awards Gala broke a university record. “We know you could’ve been at Ultra, but you’re here. This is our Ultra,” President Mark B. Rosenberg told alumni and guests during his keynote address at dinner. The Torch Awards, hosted by the Alumni Association and […]