Fueling our vision

Fueling our vision

The University of Miami’s commitment to solidify our stature as a global education leader is stronger than ever. The ambitious goal we have set for Ever Brighter encompasses a core group of top-level funding priorities that will power the work of our learning community.
The University of Miami’s commitment to solidify our stature as a global education leader is stronger than ever. The ambitious goal we have set for Ever Brighter encompasses a core group of top-level funding priorities that will power the work of our learning community.


Donor support will further our mission to attract diverse, talented applicants who will raise the caliber of our academic profile even higher. We will increase the amount of financial assistance awarded through a combination of endowed and current-use scholarships. These funds will make a University of Miami education more accessible and affordable and help students reduce their debt burden.

We will invest in programs that improve the student experience and strengthen our position in a competitive market by making the University more attractive to prospective students and families. Support for Ever Brighter will also fund improvements to our campus and residential community that promote inclusion, encourage cross-disciplinary learning, and enhance student life.



Our faculty members are one of the University’s greatest strengths; they play a pivotal role in our pursuit of excellence. Donor support will enhance their interdisciplinary research and scholarly activities. We will add 100 endowed positions to create greater fiscal strength for the University, help us achieve critical mass in key research disciplines, and provide a framework for securing additional funding. Private support will provide seed funding so faculty members can secure the facilities and staff members needed to launch new initiatives. Adding $500 million to our endowment will also strengthen our competitive position as we continue to recruit world-class academic talent.



Philanthropy will enable us to create a comprehensive, University-wide endowment that will power our research enterprise and spark breakthroughs around complex challenges in areas ranging from climate change and cancer to urban resilience. These funds will enable us to establish research centers, institutes, laboratories, and collaborative working spaces that reflect our world-class stature and to develop treatments and cures that address pressing global health care challenges.

Donor support will fund state-of-the-art equipment that students, clinicians, faculty members, and staff need to innovate and excel and to take their innovations developed at the U into the global marketplace. We will also expand our health care research portfolio to advance translational projects that have a positive impact on the lives of our patients, and increase our institutional focus on science, technology, engineering, and mathematics.



We will strengthen our position as a globally recognized academic medical center at the forefront of medicine through investments that drive our leadership in patient-centric care, supply new diagnostic tools, and offer treatments that ensure improved health outcomes. Donor support will allow us to include new community-facing clinical care centers, establish institutes focused on cardiovascular medicine and neuroscience, and provide ongoing investments in our world-class centers of excellence—which include Sylvester Comprehensive Cancer Center and Bascom Palmer Eye Institute.

“The pandemic has taught us that resiliency matters. That’s why it’s so important for the University to have a strong, stable, predictable source of funding—such as an endowment that funds research, faculty chairs, and student support.””

Jacqueline A. Travisano, Executive Vice President for Business and Finance and Chief Operating Officer


The University of Miami is not only one of the nation’s leading academic institutions, we are a valued resource for the South Florida community we call home. We deliver critical service to the people of our region and beyond through a wide range of activities that rely on philanthropic support. These include programs that bring state-of-the-art health care to underserved populations, partnerships focused on sharing our ideas and intellectual capital with scholars around the world, and research efforts focused on promoting sustainable economic development.




As the name on their uniform suggests, the ’Canes are a whirlwind of activity. Their achievements unite the U and foster school spirit. Beyond the field of play, they excel in their studies and log thousands of community service hours annually in support of vital organizations.

Through the campaign, we will continue to invest in our student- athletes to ensure they have the resources they need to compete at the highest level—and provide them with an academic experience that enables their accomplishments to reverberate far beyond the arena of competition. Philanthropic support will enable us to recruit gifted young people through generous scholarships, attract and retain top coaching talent, and expand and upgrade our facilities to optimize performance.

“Since our founding, the University of Miami has been and continues to be an ever more important driver for student success, breakthrough research and discovery, and service to our community. Through our Ever Brighter campaign, we will continue to grow and deepen the engagement of alumni and donors who believe in our University and are committed to moving the U’s mission forward.”

Stuart A. Miller, J.D. ’82
Campaign Chair of Ever Brighter: The Campaign for Our Next Century


“Ever Brighter is our opportunity to show what we are capable of, together. Your investment will have a transformational impact on the University, our students, our faculty members, our patients, and the communities we serve.”

Joshua M. Friedman, Senior Vice President for Development and Alumni Relations

Every gift makes our future brighter

Reaching our historic $2.5 billion goal will involve the participation of thousands of alumni, grateful patients, and friends from every corner of our community.

This is our time to show the world what it means to be a Miami Hurricane. To be a part of something much bigger than ourselves. To pursue bold ideas that will change us and our world for the better. And, to shape the future we want—one that offers opportunity, hope, and the promise of a more prosperous tomorrow for all.

We invite you to join us in charting an ever brighter future.
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