The Herbert Challenge

What began as a love story between undergraduates Patti (BBA ’57) and Allan (BBA ’55, MBA ’58) Herbert some 60-years ago has grown into a lifetime of philanthropy to their alma mater.

On October 15, 2019, the University of Miami proudly named its business school – now the University of Miami Patti and Allan Herbert Business School or Miami Herbert Business School, for short – in honor of the Herbert’s transformative $100 million in lifetime giving.

Ever-looking to inspire, Patti and Allan in partnership with the University, have created the Herbert Challenges – an opportunity for alumni and friends of the U to give back and help the business school lead in the coming century.

The Challenges promise to match certain gifts up to an established amount that are earmarked for some of the business school’s key initiatives. Your participation, no matter the Challenge, makes an impact.

There are many current and upcoming opportunities to get involved. Will you rise to the Herbert Challenge?

The Herbert Challenges


Annual unrestricted gifts from alumni play an important role at the Miami Herbert Business School, ensuring resources that support students and faculty in areas related to curriculum development, experiential learning, financial-aid, research, and much more.

From October 15, 2019 until December 31, 2019, all alumni gifts supporting the MBS Fund will be matched 1:1 (up to the first $100,000).

Double your Impact


Bequests are a powerful giving vehicle that have a lasting impact. By naming the Miami Herbert Business School in your estate plans, you cement your philanthropic legacy at the University of Miami.

Coming - November 18, 2019

Future Herbert Challenges


Endowed faculty chairs are essential to recruit, retain, and reward elite academic and scholarly talent who drive dynamic curricula and, in turn, attract the highest caliber of students.


The educational landscape is undergoing rapid, profound change, as is our understanding of education as a lifelong cycle that rewards flexibility, networking and experiential learning. Meeting those challenges and the needs of today’s students requires innovative ideas and a focus on key interdisciplinary studies. 


The importance of scholarships in helping the Miami Herbert Business School to sustain a highly talented and diverse student body cannot be overstated. Our goal is to meet 100 percent of demonstrated financial need, so that every admitted student has access to the full range of educational opportunities.


For more information, please contact Casey Supple, Executive Director of Development and Alumni Relations, at

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