Why support UM Hillel?

UM Hillel is a leader in creating a meaningful, inclusive and pluralistic Jewish life on campus, and for the larger Miami community. We have reached our award-winning status with the support of people like you - parents and families, alumni, Miami community, and most importantly - students!

University of Miami Hillel is a stand-alone 501c3 nonprofit organization that is fully dependent on the support of the community, which it is committed to enhance.

We invite you to become a part of our movement, and a story of success. We are audited on the annual basis, and proud to be fully transparent with our investors!

All online transactions on UM Hillel’s website offer bank-level security.

Join Family Circle

We are excited to invite Parents and Families to participate in a fundraising campaign developed specifically to engage current families. We have worked with many parents to create something that will allow you to stay in touch with your children while supporting Jewish life on campus!

Join Family Circle!

Transfer Stock

Have some appreciated stock? We’ll take it! We work in partnership with the Greater Miami Jewish Federation to offer you a seamless way to transfer your stock to our account. You will be entitiled to the same tax deductions and donor recognition as with regular gifts to Hillel. Please contact Briana Schwarz, UM Hillel’s Executive Director, for more information and instructions.

Become a Major Donor

If your family is blessed to be in a position to offer a major gift (above $5,000), please contact our Executive Director, Briana Schwarz at 305.284.8918, briana@miamihillel.org. We have a Giving Menu of strategic priorities, which will allow you to make a lasting impact on many future Jewish ‘Canes!

For this year we have identified several areas for priority funding. We invite you to review them and allow us to become even stronger with your support:

Braman Miller Center

After operating Braman Miller Center for the past several years, we have learned a lot about its strength and opportunities to improve on. This year, we are looking to improve our:

  • Rooftop terrace: Miami is hot! And humid, and rainy. We are fortunate to have a rooftop, that is currently unfurnished, has no shade and no equipment. We have the vision of activating that space and turning it into a lush tropical garden, with romantic string-lights, umbrellas, and comfortable seating. Let us know if you want to be a part of the newest rooftop in Miami!

Support BMC Initiatives

“As a UM alum, I am thrilled that my son is attending UM. When I was asked if I wanted to get involved as a parent and an alum, I was excited and honored to participate in an organization that enriches the lives of Jewish students on campus.”

- Robb Steinberg, Parent`20, Chair, UM Hillel Board of Directors -