GivingMake a Difference, Invest in the School’s Future
For information on the ways you can impact on the future of the School and its students, please contact
Jessica Siskind, Director of Development
Help our students explore and discover a new world of opportunities by making a gift to the School of Hospitality and Tourism Management. Your generous contribution will help produce the next generation of hospitality leaders.
Your annual gift to the School of Hospitality and Tourism Management helps to ensure excellence in hospitality education by providing support for :
- Student scholarships
- national student competitions
- technology upgrades
- guest lecture series
- faculty development
- start up research initiatives
- the ability to effectively respond to new opportunities and emerging trends
Creating your Legacy through an Endowment
Endowed gifts provide a steady income stream to stimulate new ideas, provide seed funding for innovative projects, improve program quality, recruit and retain outstanding faculty and attract talented graduate and undergraduate students.
By creating an endowment and investing in the School’s future, donors can make a difference that will last beyond their lifetimes. For the donor, endowing a faculty position, academic program or student scholarship provides a concrete, permanent link to the continued academic and research excellence of the School.
Endowed gifts will enable the School to sustain and enhance our leadership roles in cutting edge interdisciplinary research, graduate training, and undergraduate teaching.
By making an endowed gift to support faculty development, donors increase the resources available for the Dean to recruit and retain the best and brightest. Endowed gift commitments may be paid over a multi-year period.
Eminent Scholars Chair
An endowed Eminent Scholars Chair is one of the most prestigious honors available at the university- both to the donors who create it and the pre-eminent researcher/educator recruited for that position. Only the most outstanding scholars, who are nationally and internationally recognized as leaders in their academic discipline are considered for the Eminent Scholars Chair.
The presence of such renowned scholars helps to attract other prominent faculty members to our programs leading to innovative research, public service and academic programs of the highest quality.
A gift of $3 million will endow an Eminent Scholars Chair and will be matched 100% by the State of Florida Matching Gifts Program.
The exceptional scholars that are named as Distinguished Chairs bring critical acclaim to the School. Distinguished Chairs help the School recruit the most outstanding candidates to join the School faculty. These outstanding professors serve as mentors for our younger faculty members, and engage in cutting edge research while inspiring a new generation of students to reach for academic excellence.
A gift of $2 million will endow a named Chair and will be matched 100% by the State of Florida Matching Gifts Program.
An endowed Distinguished Professorship helps to attract faculty members with notable records of achievements in research and teaching. A Distinguished Professorship enables the School to also recognize and reward outstanding senior faculty who are reaching the pinnacles of their careers and are in great demand at other institution
A gift of $1 million will endow a named Chair and will be matched 75% by the State of Florida Matching Gifts Program.
By endowing a professorship, one can name a faculty position in honor of a family member, colleague, mentor or friend. Named or Endowed Professorships ensure that scholarly and research excellence will flourish in the teachers and students of the future.
A gift of $600,000 will endow a named Professorship and will be matched 70% by the State of Florida Matching Gifts Program
To reach beyond the current level of excellence, fellowship support must be significantly increased for our best graduate students. Not only does their work prepare them to become the next generation of professionals in every field, it also directly contributes to the furthering the academic and research mission of the School. Endowed Fellowships also attract the next generation of outstanding graduate students and postdoctoral fellows, whose work comes to define the frontiers of knowledge and the beginning of exploration.
A gift of $250,000 will endow a named Professorship and will be matched 50% by the State of Florida Matching Gifts Program.
Undergraduate Scholarships and Student Support Funds
Undergraduate Scholarships and Student Support funds are the lifeblood of educational dreams. Today’s students are our future leaders. By establishing an endowed Scholarship or named Student Support Fund, you create opportunities for students who would otherwise not be able to afford an FIU education. Endowing an undergraduate Scholarship or Student Support Fund also provides recognition to a family member or distinguished colleague.
When companies and/or industry associations endow a Scholarship or Student Support fund, they help to attract the best and the brightest students to pursue a career in their respective industries or professional fields of endeavor
A gift of $50,000 will endow a named Scholarship Fund. A gift of $100,000 will be matched 50% by the State of Florida Matching Gifts Program. A gift of $25,000 will establish a Named Student Support Fund.
Creative gift planning has emerged as a vital means of advancing the vast educational mission of the School of Hospitality and Tourism Management. Planned or deferred gifts allow the School to prepare confidently for the future and can provide you or your loved ones with lifetime income and significant tax benefits. These planned gifts allow you to make a significant commitment to ensure the future academic excellence .
Gift planning options can include naming the School as a beneficiary in your will,retirement plan or lifer insurance policy,establishing a charitable trust or gift annuity or otherwise designating the School as a focus of your planned philanthropy.