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 PostPosted: Thu Oct 01, 2009 6:01 pm   
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Athletics' release states that local businessman, David F. Alfonso has become FIU Athletics' first Double Living Scholar donor, with his pledge for the next 4 years.

Thanks are in order to Mr. Alfonso for his generous support for FIU Athletics, in particular in defraying scholarship costs, which are repaid to the university as part of the scholarhips awarded.

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Businessman David F. Alfonso Becomes First Double Living Scholar Donor Courtesy: FIUSports.com
Release: 10/01/2009


The FIU Golden Panthers announced today an agreement with businessman David F. Alfonso regarding a double Living Scholar partnership. Alfonso, Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of Empire Investment Holdings, has made a four-year pledge to the FIU Department of Athletics to assist with defraying the costs of scholarships for student-athletes.

"This is an honorable opportunity for my wife Linda and me to support FIU and the Athletic Department," said Alfonso. "We feel strongly about being a part of the University and understand the importance of scholarship support."

"David and Linda Alfonso have not only stepped up to the plate to help FIU and our student-athletes but have also taken the lead in helping make South Florida a better place where future leaders can succeed not just on the field of play but more importantly, in the classroom" said FIU Athletic Director Pete Garcia.

The FIU Living Scholar program allows donors to make four-year commitments to the Athletic Department to help defray scholarship costs associated with their scholarship student-athletes. The Golden Panthers have made an effort to identify potential Living Scholar donors to their program.

"Most people do not realize that the Athletic Department must pay the University for scholarships. Our Living Scholars are an incredible resource in these trying economic times" added Garcia. "Without them, we could not have the goals we have set forth as a top notch athletic program" he added.

"I am extremely impressed with the leadership at FIU and its Athletic Department. Embedded in the FIU Athletic Department is a mission for unwavering commitment to excellence and a winning tradition," said Alfonso. "The foundation has been laid, which will create a legacy for the University. Our support, is focused on further fueling the impressive efforts to date, which will result in a lasting effect on our student-athletes."



David F. Alfonso, Chairman and CEO of Empire Investment Holdings, has made a four-year pledge to the Department of Athletics to assist with defraying the costs of scholarships for student-athletes.

Courtesy: FIUSports.com


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 PostPosted: Thu Oct 01, 2009 9:28 pm   
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Nice! Thank you sir!

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 PostPosted: Fri Oct 02, 2009 5:07 pm   
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Thanks from the FIU Family! Very nice.


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