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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

FIU senior Andrea Saladrigas

Business with bees creates sustainability

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For some, the idea of beekeeping may be daunting. But for senior marketing major Andrea Saladrigas, daughter of Florida’s third (more…)
Set of La Nona

FIU Theatre major wins national scenic design award

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FIU Theatre design senior Mario Alonso will be honored with the national award for Outstanding Scenic Design at the Kennedy Center (more…)
Knight Arts Challenge Miami

FIU Celebrates Successful Partnership with Knight Arts Challenge Miami

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For 10 years, the Knight Arts Challenge Miami has provided funding for winning ideas that have sought to challenge and (more…)
Endowed Faculty Reception at FIU

Donors and Faculty Strengthen Partnerships at Inaugural Endowed Faculty Reception

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If you were to ask 10 donors at Florida International University (FIU) what their donation supported, you would likely get (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.