FLORIDA MEMORIAL UNIVERSITY’S FIRST ANNUAL HERO’S FOR HOPE LUNCHEON RAISED OVER $200,000 FOR SOUTH FLORIDA’S ONLY HBCU
Miami Gardens, October 30, 2019 – Last Monday’s (October 28, 2019), elegant Hero’s for Hope Luncheon at Joe’s Stone Crab, honored Florida Memorial University’s top supporters.
The fundraiser honored several heroes for education: Ryder Systems; Florida Power and Light; Ocean Bank; AT&T Florida and Fresenius Kidney Care. But the afternoon’s highpoint came from Ulysses S. Howard, Sr., who presented the University with a donation of $150,000.
The first fundraiser Florida Memorial University has ever had at the historic restaurant was a great success. “The Heroes for Hope Awards Luncheon is an opportunity to recognize some of South Florida’s supporters and advocates of education in South Florida,” said Cory Witherspoon, V.P. of Advancement, Florida Memorial University.
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ABOUT FLORIDA MEMORIAL UNIVERSITY
Located in the City of Miami Gardens, Florida Memorial University is a private, historically Black institution that offers 27 undergraduate degree programs and 3 graduate degree programs to a culturally diverse student body. Since its inception in 1878, the University has upheld a commitment to provide an academic education solid foundation built upon the pillars of leadership, character, and service. As South Florida’s only Historically Black College or University (HBCU), it is widely recognized as the birthplace of the Black National Anthem, Lift Every Voice and Sing. For more information call 305 623 1452 or visit www.fmuniv.edu.
FMU is among the leading HBCUs in the nation leveraging partnerships with public and corporate partners to develop academic training and certification programs in emerging markets such as Energy and Environmental Science, Cybersecurity, Homeland Security and Computer Information Technology. FMU also offers a robust study abroad program and award-winning Broadcast Communications and Public Relations programs.
The University is also part of the National Association of Intercollegiate Athletics (NAIA) and the Sun Conference and offers nine collegiate sports programs, including men/women’s basketball, men/women soccer, men/women’s track and field, football, baseball and volleyball.
The University holds a 92% retention rate for program participants. More than 14% of the student population are international students representing Latin America, the Caribbean, Europe, Asia, and Africa.
By: Florida Memorial University