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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, 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.

Patti passed away earlier this year but her and Allan’s unwavering commitment to the University lives on through the Herbert Challenges – which 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 and serves to honor the legacy of Patti and the extraordinary generosity of the Herberts.

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

The Herbert Challenges


Legacy gifts are planned gifts that designate some portion of an individual’s financial or estate plans as a donation to a charitable organization. By naming the Miami Herbert Business School as a beneficiary of a planned gift, you not only enable the School to continue to pursue its mission of developing the next generation of principled business leaders but you cement your philanthropic legacy at the University of Miami.

The first 10 alumni to document the Miami Herbert Business School as a beneficiary of a planned gift will receive a 10% scholarship match (up to $10,000) that will be awarded in your name to a business student during the 2020-2021 academic year.

Status: 5 out of 10 legacy gifts matched.

Brian Deming BSSA ‘90
Kathryn Riediger Heinly BBA ’69, MBA ‘79
Jason Maxwell, Esq. BBA ‘95
Charles Durham
Anonymous Donor

Additional Benefits:

To document a new planned gift or to inform the University about an already established planned gift, please contact Casey Supple at (305) 284-4052 or


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

Past Herbert Challenges


In memory of Patti Herbert, on this one-year anniversary of Miami Herbert Business School, we are launching a Herbert Challenge to further propel the school as a global leader in business education.

$100,000 was matched back to the Miami Herbert Business School Fund.



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.

CHALLENGE ENDED December 31, 2019
Thank you to our loyal alumni who were able to double their impact, $150,000 was matched back to the MBS Fund.


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