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Stories of Impact and Generosity at Florida International University

Donor Impact 


Wertheims Make $10 Million Naming Gift to Enhance Performing Arts at FIU

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. Read more.


Transformational Gift Helps Renowned School Grow 

Florida International University breaks ground on second phase of building at Steven J. Green School of International & Public Affairs. Click here to learn more. 


A Place of Contemplation and Connection

A $5 million gift from philanthropists Trish and Dan Bell, announced at the campaign kickoff celebration, will help build a non-denominational chapel on campus. Read more.


A Family's Legacy

Albert and Earlene Dotson have long been part of the fabric of FIU. The couple's lifetime of service to FIU has become a legacy that lives on, thanks to a $1 million planned gift from their children benefiting athletics, scholarships for minority students and facilities at FIU. Learn more.

Research Excellence


CCF on Front Line Addressing Child Mental Health Issues

With a team of more than 30 of the nation's best researchers and clinical experts, CCF continues to gain new insights about the cause, process, effects, and treatment for these disorders. Read on.


Next Horizon and FIU's Research Enterprise

Provost Kenneth G. Furton discusses how the campaign will increase research activity and have an economic impact on the community. Read more.

In the Community


Serving the Community's Health Care Needs

The Nicole Wertheim College of Nursing & Health Sciences helps meet increased demand for more health care professionals. Discover how.


A Festival Raises Millions

The world-renowned Food Network & Cooking Channel South Beach Wine & Food Festival benefits student scholarships, study-abroad opportunities, state-of-the-art learning, research facilities and more at the Chaplin School of Hospitality & Tourism Management. Read more.

Student Success


Child's Dream to Become a Panther Comes True

Scholarship helps Dorysped Mancebo '19 graduate with two bachelor's degrees and move on to FIU Law. Read more.


Meet Alums Wisdom Offor '18 and Ruthmara "Ruthie" Corzo PhD '18

Read about a Track and Field star who aspires to become an orthopedic nurse and a forensic chemist who developed a counterterrorism tool. Click here.

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Why We Need Philanthropy

Howard Lipman, CEO of the FIU Foundation, Inc., discusses the importance of the Next Horizon campaign to the future of the university. Click here to read more.


Looking Back: Celebrating the Next Horizon

On January 26, 2019, the FIU family celebrated the public launch of the $750 million campaign at a series of events. Read on.


The Spirit of Giving Begins at Home

Since the first class graduated from FIU in 1974, alumni have dedicated themselves to bolstering the Panther community through philanthropy and service. Learn how.


Planning Ahead

Alumnus Van Chesnutt '78, shares what led him to make a planned gift to create a scholarship fund. Read more.


CasaCuba Moving Forward to Become a Reality

The drive to create a leading center for sharing knowledge of Cuba and the celebration of Cuban culture is gaining momentum. Read more.