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Torch Bearer Society

As engaged members of the FIU family, we have the opportunity to protect and ensure the future of our University. By giving to Ignite through a philanthropic investment, each one of us becomes a catalyst in the greater effort. Established in 2014, The Torchbearer Society honors FIU Faculty & Staff who have committed to sustaining a strong financial foundation for FIU through planned or estate giving. A planned gift to Ignite creativity, discovery, and innovation – shaping the future of our University for decades to come. We would be honored to include you in our Torchbearer Society if you have:

  • Provided for Florida International University Foundation in your will or trust.
  • Designated FIU as the beneficiary of a qualified retirement plan, savings bond, bank account, or life insurance policy.
  • Created a planned gift that returns fixed or flexible income to you or others.

You may choose to invest in any one of the Colleges or Schools or a particular program or initiative. You may also choose to make an unrestricted gift, providing FIU with a flexible source of funding to meet our greatest needs.

2016 Torchbearer Society Inductees

  • Mark B. Rosenberg
  • Jean-Claude Garcia-Zamor

2015 Torchbearer Society Inductees

  • Ronald Baier
  • Robert Barnum
  • Judith and Stephen Fain
  • Rachel Metcalfe
  • Lesley and Evan Northup

2014 Torchbearer Society Inductees

  • Kathleen Blais
  • Monique Catoggio
  • Lillian L. Kopenhaver
  • Kalai and Giri Narasimhan
  • Brian Schriner
  • Douglas & Susan Wartzok