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Vine and Dine

This event has been postponed.

Vine and Dine is the President Council's signature fundraising event helping to raise more than $100,000 for students who are transitioning out of foster care or have been classified as homeless. 

The reception offers attendees a great opportunity to network with university administration, community leaders and elected officials, all while enjoying delicious food and wine donated by local vendors, restaurants and caterers. 

The event is also an opportunity for guests to meet and interact with some of our Fostering Panther Pride students and learn about how their contributions are making a difference.  All proceeds of this event go to Fostering Panther Pride.

Vine and Dine 2019. 



Interested in supporting our event? 

We are always looking to partner with local companies and corporations who want to give back to our community and help students achieve their dream of graduating from college.

To see our sponsorship opportunities, please see below. 


Want to join us? 

Come and show your support for our Fostering Panther Pride students, enjoy some wine, delicious food and good company.

Individual tickets for Vine and Dine are being sold at $50 and include access to the event and all its vendors, and a free stemless wine glass. 

Want to showcase your company?

We are always looking for local food and beverage companies to partner with us! In exchange for your in-kind services while you get an opportunity to showcase your top products and get to meet potential customers.

Learn more about Fostering Panther Pride 

FIU's Fostering Panther Pride (FPP) program offers tailored academic and other support services to undergraduate students identified as former foster youth or homeless.

Launched in 2013, the primary goal of FPP is to assist former foster youth and homeless students in their transition to FIU, their retention and graduation, and their pursuit of securing employment or graduate school upon receiving their Bachelor’s degree.

Learn more here

Note that your contribution may be considered tax deductible, where allowed, to the fullest extent under the law as allowed by IRS regulations. Purchase of Ads are not considered charitable.  Any and all net proceeds from this event, after payment of associated expenses, may be used to support Fostering Panther Pride through the FIU Foundation, Inc. The amount of your contribution that is deductible is limited to the excess of your contribution over the value of the goods and services provided to you. In accordance with Foundation policy, the Foundation may assess a one-time Advancement Initiative Fee in the amount of  3% of the Gift (“Initiative”) to support the University’s general fundraising and capital campaign expenditures. The Initiative will be collected  with the first installment of the Gift (and any subsequent installment, if necessary) in order to fulfill the Initiative as soon as practicable.