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.

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Matthew DeGennaro

Florida scientists take aim at Zika with launch of new center

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Four Florida universities are joining forces in the fight to stop Zika. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention has (more…)
SCJ student Nomi Hernandez-Leiva

Students push storytelling boundaries using virtual reality

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As news media becomes increasingly digital-first and technology continues to evolve, journalists continue to look for new and engaging ways (more…)
bottle with pills

Dean Guilarte appointed to county Opioid Addiction Task Force

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Amid nationwide concern about the growing epidemic of opioid addiction, Tomás R. Guilarte, dean of the Robert Stempel College of (more…)
Sanford L. Ziff

Remembering FIU supporter Sanford L. Ziff

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The university joins President Mark B. Rosenberg in remembering philanthropist, FIU supporter, and Foundation Board of Directors member Sanford L. (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.