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The Experience

  • Become a leader at one of the nation’s most dynamic urban public universities
  • Network with a high-level group of community and university leaders
  • Have a direct impact on the university’s knowledge base by interacting with students, faculty, administrators in FIU’s schools, colleges, centers and institutes
  • Get exclusive invitations & VIP concierge service for university and community events like the Annual Food Network South Beach Wine & Food Festival, lectures and events at the Wolfsonian-FIU and Frost Art Museums, as well as social, cultural and athletic events designed for the President’s Council, Top Donors, Board of Directors and Board of Trustees
  • Give back to the community by supporting the anchor public institution of South Florida

The Contribution

Membership to the President’s Council is by invitation only, extended from the university President, Provost or Council Chairman upon receiving a nomination. Each member makes a $1,500 cash contribution to the university, which is deductible to the fullest extent of the law. A portion of this donation goes towards supporting the council’s major initiatives such as the Worlds Ahead Faculty Award endowment. From academics to athletics, from arts and culture to public services, the President’s Council contributes to the university’s mission and supports a number of important programs that enhance the community.

Your Role as an Ambassador

The people who know and love the brand are the best advocates for it. As a member of the President's Council, your goal is to communicate the university’s message in a concerted and consistent way. Our aim is to engage members and provide them with the tools necessary to promote the university to the public.

Through collaboration with the Office of Community Relations, the President’s Council will:

  • Educate ambassadors on university initiatives
  • Establish advocacy opportunities
  • Determine the special interests and strengths of our ambassadors enabling us to match individual interests to the university’s needs
  • Offer refresher courses and supply ambassadors with regular updates on the university
  • Assist ambassadors to utilize their professional connections and memberships to leverage opportunities to promote the university
  • Utilize these efforts to feed directly into the identification of opportunities for increased community involvement and awareness as well as prospect identification

Fulfill your Role as an Ambassador

  • Sponsor university events and programs such as the Alumni Association Fishing Tournament, Torch Awards Gala, Presidential Lectures and President’s Council events
  • Send key employees back to school at FIU. FIU offers many executive and certificate programs
  • Provide funded internships for FIU students
  • Work your affiliation with FIU into speeches and public presentations
  • Offer to sponsor a “corporate day” event for FIU alumni working at your company or organization
  • Buy tickets to FIU athletic and cultural events and bring a colleague or friend who has little or no knowledge of the university
  • Contact local public officials on important educational issues and help influence public policy affecting higher education
  • Offer to host a gathering or dinner at your home or business to introduce FIU to others who may be interested in learning more about the university
  • Leverage opportunities to promote the university through your professional connections and memberships
  • Include FIU administrators at your tables at community events and fundraisers or offer us unused tickets to major sporting and cultural events

Interested in Becoming a Member?

Find out how to get nominated and join the President's Council