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These stories reflect the heart of FIU and philanthropy: the people empowered and inspired daily through giving.

FIU Foundation is honored to work with our donors to help students, faculty, staff and alumni achieve their potential as agents of change.

Support from our donors facilitates academic excellence, student-centered learning and the interdisciplinary synergy needed to ensure that FIU remains globally competitive. Your generous gifts make an impact, helping us to reach the next horizon of FIU. Your investments allow us to excel, dream, engage and transform lives through the power of philanthropy.

FIU’s donors are creating their own FIU story. Read those stories here, and then visit our archives for more.

FIU Points of Pride

minority students

10
among the 10 largest public research universities in the nation
12
colleges & schools
190
programs
200000
degrees awarded
54000
students
4900
faculty & staff
200000
graduates
100000
grads in the next decade

first generation students

Syed Zain Ashraf at FIU

My Internship at the FIU Foundation

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Born in Hyderabad, India, Syed Zain Ashraf graduated high school in 2013, attended Broward College for a year, and decided (more…)
FIU campus

Mellon Foundation awards $675,000 to FIU to support education in the humanities

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The Andrew W. Mellon Foundation has awarded FIU a $675,000 grant to enhance humanities education and optimize student learning. The (more…)
FIU Law graduates

FIU Law grads earn highest Florida Bar passage rate, 88.1 percent

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FIU College of Law graduates have, once again, earned the highest bar passage rate of any of Florida’s 11 law (more…)
Ocean Drive cleanup

Tools being developed to improve response times in disasters

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A research team led by FIU is trying to remove the chaos from responses when natural disasters strike. The team, (more…)

Impact of Giving Timeline

"FIU has been my home for more than 40 years. When I support the university through financial donations, I am only returning a small portion of the benefits the university has given me and my family."

− Darden Pyron, Professor of History, Founding Professor of FIU’s College of Arts & Sciences, Senior Honors Fellow

"An investment in FIU is an investment in the future of the South Florida community and the state."

− Scott Norberg, J.D., Professor of FIU’s College of Law

"The planned gift is my way of saying thank you to FIU for starting me on my career in the hospitality industry. Hopefully other alumni or friends of the university will realize that a monetary gift benefits FIU and furthers the education of current or future students."

− John E. Onachilla ’77, graduate of FIU’s Chaplin School of Hospitality & Tourism Management

"I have been on the other side seeking scholarships and loans. Knowing how frustrating it can be, I give to causes that support students…. It is a very small token of appreciation, but I hope the little I do will make a huge difference."

− Kalai Mathee, Ph.D., Professor & Founding Chair, Department of Molecular Microbiology & Infectious Diseases, of FIU’s Herbert Wertheim College of Medicine

"We are proud to partner with FIU, Miami’s public research university. So many of our students need financial assistance to access the opportunities an FIU education can provide."

− Nathan Kurland, Chair of the Miami Bayside Foundation Board of Directors

Why Give

Because every donor makes a difference in transforming FIU and advancing the institution to its next horizon.

Where to Give

Invest in the areas of FIU that are the most meaningful to you and inspire you to make a difference through the power of philanthropy.

How to Give

Learn the ways you can give or get involved to make the difference you desire.

Give Now

Every donor makes a difference. Learn how you can give now to help FIU get a step closer to reaching its next horizon.