Annual contributions of any amount from alumni have a significant impact on the University's rise in excellence. Annual gifts are an important factor in national rankings, which attract top students, faculty, and grants. Gifts to the University help to fill a gap of about $8,000 between the cost of tuition and the cost of educating a student at UM, enabling the University to achieve key priorities outlined in the provost's strategic plan, Accelerating Ambition.
Alumni annual gifts are a significant source of unrestricted support, gifts that are applied toward the most pressing needs across the University each year. They help meet urgent funding challenges that arise each year, which makes an immediate and tangible difference for current UM students.
Every day, University of Miami undergraduates count on scholarship gifts from UM alumni. Scholarships give bright young Hurricanes the chance to break through financial barriers and grasp the tremendous opportunity of a UM education.
From study abroad to sustainability, computer science to creative arts, the University of Miami offers more areas of study than any other private research university of comparable size. Expanding the on- and off-campus activities that foster intellectual and personal growth is a major priority for alumni annual contributions.
Graduate students are the next generation of leaders who will help solve some of society's most complex problems. Competition for top graduate students across the country is fierce, so providing the fellowships and stipends that attract these students is critical in maintaining a world-class university.
Young alumni donors may join the James W. McLamore Society at the Protégé Levels:
For more information about the James W. McLamore Society, please contact:
Scott Siegel, A.B. ’85, M.A.L.S. ’97
Senior Development Director, Annual Giving
The Loyalty Society recognizes committed alumni donors whose annual gifts serve as the foundation of the University of Miami’s growth. Gifts of any amount, to any area of the University, given for two or more consecutive fiscal years count toward Loyalty Society participation. Alumni donors will qualify for membership upon their second consecutive year of making a gift every fiscal year. (May 31-June 1) The impact of annual giving is powerful. Collectively, annual gifts influence the University of Miami’s ability to meet new opportunities and emerging needs while also honoring the timeless tradition of giving to the U. Loyalty Society members help pave the way to our success as an institution through collective support of the University of Miami.
The University of Miami Loyalty Society was launched in 2012 in recognition of the community of alumni that give every year. Members receive special invitations to University functions, both local and regional, a listing in the annual online honor roll of donors, and special news distributed quarterly on the impact of alumni gifts via the Loyalty News e-communication.
If you're like most alumni, you want to know the impact of your donation. In response, we have created the 2015 Loyalty Society Impact Report to demonstrate a return on your investment. The Impact Report is an online resource that highlights statistics, stories, and successes that are a result of alumni generosity from June 1, 2013 to May 31, 2014. Loyalty Society members are among a special group of more than 10,000 alumni leaders whose annual gifts continue to create excellence and transform lives.
To learn more about the impact of loyal alumni support, visit loyalty.miami.edu.
To view the 2014 Loyalty Society online honor roll, visit loyalty.miami.edu/loyalty-society-honor-roll.
For more information about Loyalty Society membership or to inquire as to your annual contribution to the University of Miami contact:
Assistant Director, Annual Giving
Welcome! If you graduated from the University of Miami within the last ten years, then you are a young alumnus or alumna, and make up over 28,000 of the 171,000 UM alumni around the world.
You are the future of UM, and a living beacon of our excellence. By creating opportunities for current students, staying active within our global alumni network, and making an annual gift, you are ensuring UM’s continued growth and success. Plus, you're ensuring that UM students get to enjoy the same things that you enjoyed while in school!
You can make a difference at the University of Miami now. Gifts of all sizes, even $25 or $50, go to work immediately and add up to incredible opportunities for students. You don't have to wait until you've finished grad school, or have 'made it' in your career to give back to UM. Your tax-deductible donation of any size can directly impact the life of a student, today.
Give what you can, as often as you can, and know that the value of your gift is even greater than the dollar amount you specify. US News and World Report measures alumni participation as a factor in determining UM’s national ranking. This means that besides helping out deserving students, you’re increasing the value of your own degree by making an annual gift. Even more, your vote of confidence sends a message to the community that you believe in the mission and future of the University of Miami.
By choosing a monthly payment option, you can spread your payments out during the year, enabling you to make a difference at UM in a convenient, budget-friendly way. It's all about participation—each and every gift counts, regardless of the size. If you'd like to speak with an Annual Giving representative who can explain more about the impact of all gifts, big or small, please call Matthew Fernandez at 305-284-2046.
Thank you for making your gift online to support the University of Miami.
For more information about young alumni giving or how to get involved, please contact:
Matthew Harry Fernandez
Annual Giving, Young Alumni & Student Philanthropy
The world is full of bright young minds burning to make their mark – and to make a difference. CaneFunder seeks to fuel opportunity for our talented students and faculty – and maximize the lifelong impact of an excellent education through the power of collective giving. CaneFunder projects are diverse, big and small, and are brought to life through the direct support of people like you: alumni, students, family, and friends. Project creators set a funding goal and deadline. The clock is ticking...
Check out some of the recently-funded CaneFunder projects: