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Grand Founders Society

Created in 1966, The Society of University Founders is the oldest recognized donor society at the University of Miami. In 1983, the University established the further distinction of Grand Founder in recognition of contributions in excess of $100,000. The Grand Founders Society recognizes individuals, families, corporations, foundations, and organizations who have generously invested $100,000 to support Sylvester.

Special Benefits for the Grand Founders Society

  • Exclusive reception for Grand Founder’s society members hosted by Sylvester director, including a behind the scene’s tour
  • The opportunity to interact with Sylvester renowned physicians and scientists who are on the cutting edge of cancer research and treatment
  • Private reception with induction ceremony and the presentation of an original Barry Kieselstein-Cord Grand Founders Society pin
  • Access to the most current research and medical advances at Sylvester and the Miller School of Medicine via e-mail updates
  • Permanent listing on the Honey and Al Pallot Founders Society Wall at Sylvester
  • Invitations to exclusive University of Miami and Sylvester events including private receptions hosted by the University
  • Recognition as a Grand Founder of the University of Miami. Listing in official University of Miami donor publications
  • Special recognition on Sylvester website as a new Grand Founder for Sylvester
  • Subscription to Sylvester Magazine Quest. Listed in Quest annual report as a Sylvester Grand Founder
  • Information on the latest strategies for estate planning and charitable giving
  • Grand Founders are recognized with a bronze medallion suspended from a green ribbon.

For more information about the Grand Founders Society, please call the Sylvester Development Office at 305-243-9088.

Membership Roster

The following Grand Founders’ Society members have contributed between $100,000 and $249,999 to the Sylvester Comprehensive Cancer Center:

  • Yvonne Arellano
  • Estate of Ruth E. Armand
  • Madelin and Micky Arison
  • Sheila and Michael Ashkin
  • AVINA Foundation
  • Miriam and Jose Bared
  • Dorothy and George Barrie
  • Arvi and Leo Berger
  • Dorothy and Jules Besserman
  • Isabel and Joaquin Blaya
  • Doree and Sy Bloom
  • Jane and Saul Bialilew
  • Estate of Estelle Brozen
  • Buchanan Ingersoll Rooney, P.A.
  • Roberta and Harvey Chaplin
  • Chaplin Family Foundation
  • Chico’s FAS Inc.
  • Estate of Archlyn Clot
  • Colson Hicks Eidson, P.A.
  • Fredi and Robert Consolo
  • Leslie & Loretta Copeland Foundation
  • Arlyn and Stephen Cypen
  • Daughters of Penelope
  • Nelly and Miguel Farra
  • Denny and Paul Feinsilver
  • Linda and Terry Fenner
  • Constance and Miguel B. Fernandez
  • Florida Brain Tumor Association
  • Paula and Joel Friedland
  • Doree and Malcolm Fromberg
  • Gabrielle’s Angel Foundation
  • Austin Gaines- Joan G. Gaines Breast Cancer Fund
  • Gail and Jeff Gidney
  • Giroski Foundation
  • Sharon and Dr. Jerry Goodwin
  • Rose Ellen and Gerald Greene
  • Wendy and Steven Gurowitz
  • Francine and Mel Harris
  • Maria M. and Jose A. Herran Family
  • Estate of Sherlock Hibbs
  • Lois and Sandy Hildebrandt
  • Estate of Erich I. Hillgruber
  • Huizenga Family Foundation, Inc.
  • JIV Daya Foundation
  • Eileen Kaplan
  • The Honorable Amy Dean and Alan Kluger
  • Gloria and Bob Kolikof
  • Robert M. Kramer Trustee/Richard H. Simons Charitable Trust
  • A A Laquis Family
  • JoAnn and Roni Laskin
  • Jonathan Laskin Fund
  • Blossom Leibowitz
  • Ruth Levkoff
  • Estate of Amy Anne W. Levin
  • Estate of Millicent Dorothy Levinson
  • Sandra and Thomas Levinson
  • Jan Lewis
  • J. Quin Machamer
  • Macy’s Fund of the Federated Foundation
  • In memory of Emily B. Mathewson
  • Estate of Rolande Meyers
  • Susan and Leonard Miller
  • Gordon R. Miller
  • Stuart A. Miller
  • Estate of Angela H. Mitterer
  • Marion and Peter Mosheim
  • Neiman Marcus Bal Harbour
  • Barbara Nelson
  • In memory of Edith K. Newman
  • Northern Trust
  • Office Depot
  • The Orchid Ball Committee, Inc.
  • Terry O’Grady
  • Alexandra and Rafael Ordonez
  • Frieda and Yair Oren
  • Robin and Carlos Palomares
  • Kit and William G. Pannill
  • Dorothy and Aaron Podhurst Family Foundation
  • Morgan Pressel Foundation, Inc.
  • Rachlin Foundation
  • Harry M. Ringel Memorial Fund
  • Joan and Jerry Robins
  • Bernard Rothman
  • Eva and Leon Rubach
  • Estate of Irving R. Rutkin
  • Barbara & Herbert E. Saks
  • Anne and Eduardo Sardiña
  • Joan and J. David Scheiner
  • Estate of Bernard Schoninger
  • Estate of Bernice Schneider
  • Lorraine & Robert Schustak
  • Estate of Clare L. Semans
  • Muriel and Sherman Simon
  • Estate of Muriel Simon
  • Emanuelle and Allan Slaight
  • Don Soffer
  • Daniel H. Spring
  • Jennifer Spring
  • Jill and Adam Spring
  • Stamps Family Charitable Foundation
  • Stearns Weaver Miller Alhadeff & Sitterson, P.A.
  • Estate of Mildred M. Steinkamp
  • SWS Charitable Foundation
  • Estate of Frederick T. Sullivan
  • Estate of H.E.W. Tinker
  • David Topp
  • Urbieta Family Fund
  • Wachovia
  • Waltman & Cohen
  • Barbara and Michael Weintraub
  • Renee and Jay Weiss
  • Weiss Family Foundation
  • Estate of Leonard A. Wien
  • Alan N. Winig
  • Estate of Richard Wolsten
  • Clara and Harvey Young
  • Estate of Etta Zelnick

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