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Founders and Friends

We gratefully acknowledge the material support of so many units in the FIU family. The faith and generosity they showed in the early stages of our development gave our program the impetus to grow and thrive. It is the FIU community that stands as the foundation of the Center. We list below the academic units whose initial support both legitimized and energized the center. We are equally grateful to the numerous other academic, administrative, and support units at the university who have contributed in diverse and open-handed fashion to our continuing vitality.

Special Thanks to the Following:

Center Founders

  • The College of Architecture + The Arts
  • Department of Art and Art History
  • The College of Arts, Sciences & Education
  • Department of English
  • The Patricia and Phillip Frost Art Museum
  • Department of Foreign Languages
  • Department of History
  • The Honors College
  • The College of Law
  • School of Music
  • Department of Philosophy
  • Center for Women's and Gender Studies

Friends of the Center

  • Philip Abbott
  • Alfredo Andia
  • Tori Arpad-Cotta
  • John Augenblick
  • David Bergwall
  • Malik Benjamin
  • Elizabeth Bejar
  • Barry Bernhardt
  • Sharon Brant
  • Joann Brown
  • Ralph Buckley
  • J.A. Bueno
  • William Burke
  • Claudia Busch
  • Jason Calloway
  • Gary Campbell
  • Jaime Canaves
  • Marta Canaves
  • Gisela Casines
  • Jason Chandler
  • Phillip Church
  • Mary Dambach
  • Brenezza Daparre
  • Jason Davidovici
  • Gwyn Davies
  • Eduardo Del Valle
  • Mirta Del Valle
  • DLM Logistics
  • David Dolata
  • Jesse Dreikosen
  • Adam Drisin
  • Robert Dundas
  • Stanley Fish
  • Karen Fuller
  • Jose Gabilondo
  • Joel Galand
  • Anthony Galaska
  • Orlando Garcia
  • Kemal Gekic
  • Michael Patrick & Paula Gillespie
  • Eric Goldemberg
  • Roberto Gonzalez
  • Daniel Guernsey
  • James Hacker
  • Thomas Hagood 
  • Bruce Harvey
  • Mitchell Kaplan
  • Ellen Karsh
  • David King
  • Janine King
  • Janet D. Kirsten
  • Michael Klotz
  • Jacek Kolasinski
  • David Lawrence
  • Debbie Lawrence
  • Marcia Littley de Arias
  • Jose Lopez
  • William Maguire
  • Maria Marino
  • Jesus Martinez
  • Juan Martinez
  • Paula Matthusen
  • Gepsie Metellus
  • Asher and Luba Milbauer
  • Daniel Mitan
  • Marilys Nepomechie
  • Grzegorz Nowak
  • Michael Orta
  • Larry Ousley
  • Ebru Ozer
  • Marina Pareja
  • Arva Parks
  • Eric Peterson
  • Patricia Price 
  • Laura Probst
  • Catherine Rand
  • Nicol Rae
  • Birgitta Rausch-Montoto
  • Alice Read
  • David Rifkind
  • Wayne Robinson
  • Camilo Rosales
  • Katie Rothfield
  • Roberto Rovira
  • John Paul Russo
  • Gretchen Scharnagl
  • Sarah Sherman
  • Brian Schriner
  • Ruth Shack
  • Marilyn Skow
  • Jennifer Smith
  • Augusto Soledade
  • Javier Soto
  • Thomas Spiegelhalter
  • John Stuart
  • Dolores Sukhdeo
  • James Sutton
  • Lesly-Ann Timlick
  • Mette Tommerup
  • Constantino Torres
  • Shahin Vassigh
  • Michael Vitenson
  • Kathleen Watson
  • Barbara Watts
  • Kris Willis
  • Miriam Willis
  • Kathleen Wilson
  • WPBT2- South Florida Public Television
  • Michael Yawney