The University of Miami is renaming its business school in honor of Patti and Allan Herbert, for their $100 million in lifetime giving to the university.
The couple met at the business school and both earned degrees there. Allan says, “The University is very special to both of us. It is where we got our education, made lifelong friends, gained leadership skills, and met our life partners.” That is why, when Patti suggested two years ago the idea of making a significant donation to the university in Allan’s name, he suggested they make the gift in their name.
“Patti and Allan Herbert have shown unbounded passion and a deep commitment for their alma mater for the past six decades, supporting a number of colleges, schools, and programs over the years,” says President Julio Frenk. “They have always kept the success of our students first, and this most-recent gift will help generations to come.”
The Herberts’ support has impacted nearly every area of the institution – the Patti and Allan Herbert Wellness Center on the Coral Gables campus, the Sylvester Comprehensive Cancer Center, the Frost School of Music, the School of Nursing and Health Studies, the School of Law, the School of Education and Human Development, the Institute for Advanced Study of the Americas, the Department of Athletics, the Lowe Art Museum, Student Affairs, and Alumni Relations.
Jeffrey Duerk, Executive Vice President for Academic Affairs and Provost, comments, “The impact of the Herberts’ generosity is felt across our three campuses, in our classrooms, and in the young women and men who are leaders in communities across the globe.”
John Quelch, Dean of the Miami Herbert Business School, the Leonard M. Miller University Professor, and Vice Provost for Executive Education, calls the gift, “a vote of confidence and a terrific example for our 47,000 alumni.” He adds, “The business school’s vision already commits us to discover and disseminate transformative knowledge to advance sustainable prosperity worldwide. The Herberts’ gift will secure our opportunity to achieve this vision and our goal of becoming a top 25 business school by 2025.”
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