Chip Cassidy in the Classroom

The Chip Cassidy Endowment Fund

The American Fine Wine Competition, with the support and encouragement of FIU’s Chaplin School of Hospitality & Tourism Management and Southern Glazer’s Wine and Spirits is establishing the Chip Cassidy Endowment Fund in recognition of his dedication to FIU’s students and alumni, as well as his invaluable contributions to the wine industry.

This fund will support scholarships for FIU students with a demonstrated interest in pursuing a career in and furthering the wine industry, as well as establish a wine library within the school in Chip’s honor to house his collection of books.

The American Fine Wine Competition aims to raise a minimum of $25,000 for the fund in order to establish an endowment and preserve Chip’s legacy in perpetuity.

If you would like to make a gift by check, or make a multi-year pledge or a planned gift, please contact Simone Champagnie, Executive Director, Development at or call 305.919.4810. Checks should be made payable to FIU Foundation, Inc. – Reference The Chip Cassidy Endowment Fund.

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