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Young Professionals Networker

The Young Professionals Networker was created by FIU’s President’s Council to engage Miami’s young professionals and give them opportunity to network with community members, university administration, community leaders and other young professionals while helping to raise funds for FIU’s Fostering Panther Pride.

The Fostering Panther Pride program is tailored to help former foster care and homeless students overcome challenges by assisting with tuition and securing basic needs we often take for granted, like housing and meals.

This year, we are proud to announce that Tom Cornish, Chief Operating Officer of Bank United, will be sharing his story and journey to leadership

All proceeds from this event will go directly to the program.

Interested in supporting our event? 

We are always looking to partner with local companies and corporations who want to give back to our community and help students achieve their dream of graduating from college.

To see our sponsorship opportunities, please see below. 


Want to join us? 

Come and show your support for our Fostering Panther Pride students, enjoy some wine, delicious food and good company.

Individual tickets for YPN are being sold at $25 early bird, and $30 at the door and will include two drinks and light bites. 

Learn more about Fostering Panther Pride 

FIU's Fostering Panther Pride (FPP) program offers tailored academic and other support services to undergraduate students identified as former foster youth or homeless.

Launched in 2013, the primary goal of FPP is to assist former foster youth and homeless students in their transition to FIU, their retention and graduation, and their pursuit of securing employment or graduate school upon receiving their Bachelor’s degree.

Learn more here

Note that your contribution may be considered tax deductible, where allowed, to the fullest extent under the law as allowed by IRS regulations. Purchase of Ads are not considered charitable.  Any and all net proceeds from this event, after payment of associated expenses, may be used to support Fostering Panther Pride through the FIU Foundation, Inc. The amount of your contribution that is deductible is limited to the excess of your contribution over the value of the goods and services provided to you. In accordance with Foundation policy, the Foundation may assess a one-time Advancement Initiative Fee in the amount of  3% of the Gift (“Initiative”) to support the University’s general fundraising and capital campaign expenditures. The Initiative will be collected  with the first installment of the Gift (and any subsequent installment, if necessary) in order to fulfill the Initiative as soon as practicable.