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Support the Chaplin School

As a donor, you play an important role in what happens at Chaplin, today and tomorrow. From funding scholarships to support students in their college experience through graduation, to investing in faculty and programs that will disrupt and transform the industry as we know it, all gifts help advance initiatives that benefit our future leaders.

Ways to Give

Make A Gift Today


Give a single gift, or schedule recurring donations with your credit card by using our secure online giving form.

In Person

Come by our office at the Biscayne Bay Campus in room HM 215 to give in person or call us at 305.919.4505 to schedule a meeting.

By Mail

Send your check or money order made payable to the FIU Foundation, Inc. to:

FIU Chaplin School of Hospitality
& Tourism Management
Attn: Development Team
3000 N.E. 151st Street, HM 215
North Miami, FL 33181-3000

Please include your gift allocation in the note section of your check.

Other Ways to Give

Leave A Legacy

A gift of appreciated stock or securities (stock, bonds, mutual funds) can offer you advantages while supporting the Chaplin School. Contact:

Simone Champagnie Executive Director, Development | 305.919.4810 |

Creative gift planning has emerged as a vital means of advancing the vast educational mission of the Chaplin 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, life insurance policy, charitable trust, gift annuity, or by designating the school as a focus of your planned philanthropy. Contact:

Simone Champagnie Executive Director, Development | 305.919.4810 |

Develop A Partnership With The Chaplin School

To learn more about partnership opportunities, please contact:

Shivani Joshi, Senior Director of Industry Relations

305.919.4510 | 

Faculty and Staff contributions do more than provide funds for programs and scholarships. Our Ignite giving rate is an impressive statement to alumni, corporations and foundations that FIU depends on for large gifts and grants.

Double Your Impact

Several employers sponsor gift-matching programs. If your company is eligible, you may be able to access the form through our Giving Page.

Why Give?

Generous gifts provide the support needed to build on the Chaplin School’s mission to prepare leaders who will design and develop the customer experiences of the future within the global hospitality and tourism industry. The impact your  tax-deductible gift makes toward advancing student success, academic excellence, research and economic development is invaluable.

Funding Priorities:

FIU hospitality management student raising hand in classroom


Donor contributions go a long way toward making it possible for many students to continue their education and to participate in activities such as study abroad, internships, competitions and industry conferences. Endowed scholarships and assistantships help to reduce and, in a number of cases, eliminate the barriers deserving students face as they prepare to become future leaders in the industry.

Diann Newman talking with hospitality students


Endowed faculty positions, including industry chairs, professorships and fellowships, enable the Chaplin School to recognize outstanding faculty while providing invaluable support needed to attract and retain leading faculty and post docs to FIU. Such endowments, whether permanent or term, help faculty advance research initiatives and pursue development opportunities that enable them to provide unique and enhanced learning experiences to students.

FIU hospitality management students in the Wine Spectator Restaurant Management Laboratory

Facilities and Programs

Generous donations have paved the way for the creation of learning spaces that give Chaplin students the hands-on experience they need to succeed beyond the classroom.

The Chaplin School’s plan to enhance programs and curriculum involve renovating existing classrooms and space, as well as the construction of two new buildings: the Graduate Building and the Food and Beverage Science Building. The multimillion dollar projects will provide existing and future students with facilities and technology that will prepare them with the necessary knowledge and competencies to compete in the global hospitality and tourism industry. 

Naming opportunities provide a special way for you to leave a lasting legacy with the university. The Chaplin School of Hospitality & Tourism Management offers a number of opportunities in support of student success, academic excellence, research and advancement.

If you are interested in learning more about these opportunities, contact: Simone Champagnie, Executive Director of Development at 305.919.4810 or email

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