Message From The President of The University of Miami
Dear Alvin Malnik (Grand Founder)
Please join with me in celebrating our generous benefactors— those alumni, friends, parents, corporations, and foundations who believe in the potential of the University of Miami. It is a pleasure to offer my deepest thanks for your collaboration, dedication, and support of our many initiatives. Our donors have contributed immeasurably in making the University of Miami a world-class institution. From the Coral Gables campus to the School of Medicine to the Rosenstiel School of Marine and Atmospheric Science on Virginia Key, in partnership with all of you, the University has emerged in just 76 years as a major research institution. We serve many communities—local, regional, national, and international— by confronting critical concerns in the areas of health care, the environment, engineering, business, and law, among others. In this increasingly complicated world, it is our challenge to respond with innovation, interpretation, and solutions to the next generation of issues. Recently, we have broken ground on the Marta and L. Austin Weeks Music Library and Technology Center; established the Batchelor Children’s Research Institute—devoted exclusively to improving the quality of life for children; com- pleted the Frances L. Wolfson School of Communication Building; and opened Casa Bacardi, a first-of-its-kind Cuban cultural center dedicated to fostering an understanding of Cuba’s past, present, and future. At the beginning of the new year, we introduced our new Convocation Center. In just the past three years, more than 100 new endowments have been created, providing a substantial investment in not only our current students, but those of future generations as well. Your generous support has had a significant impact on the advances we have made. Your involvement is essential to our success. We are most grateful for your participation in our progress. On behalf of the University of Miami, our students, faculty, physicians, researchers, and staff—thank you!
Donna E. Shalala President