For the last few years, the University of Miami has been working diligently to create a new indoor practice facility for the football team, and the Carol Soffer Practice Facility is very close to being open to players and coaching staff. However, though the building will be ready to use soon, the school wanted to acquire a few more millions before ending their latest construction project on campus in order to add a few more enhancements.
Well, today may have marked the end of that fundraiser, because the school announced that they have received a hefty donation of $3 million dedicated to the building. Wednesday morning, The U’s school Twitter page made the announcement about the donation, but also managed to reveal who wrote the check: Robert Finizio.
So thankful for Robert Finizio's generous $3 million leadership gift towards the Carol Soffer Indoor Practice Facility. #BuildingChampions https://t.co/EKEAaSRUMt— Miami Hurricanes (@MiamiHurricanes) August 8, 2018
Finizio was already known around Coral Gables as a UM graduate, a Golden Canes Society member, and a long time fan of Miami’s football team, according to the school’s statement. Currently, he is the co-founder and CEO of TherapeuticsMD, a company that focuses on women’s health through products, and was also a previous supporter of the Hurricanes’ Victory Football Fund. While he has been able to find success after graduating from Miami in 1994, he has mentioned how his alma mater helped him learn the many lessons that would benefit him during his journey. Finizio’s statement reads:
“I was put into an environment where there was so much to learn,”
“The process of asking and learning from other people, to see where the opportunity is in life, is actually a process that I picked up at the University of Miami. That’s the process that Miami instilled in me and one that I’ve followed and had a lot of success with.”
Finizio also closely relates to Canes football under coach Mark Richt, stating that both his company and the team has been taking strides in their progression around the same time.
In honor of Finizio’s donation, Miami will dedicate it’s turf to the health CEO by naming it the Robert Finizio Family Field.
The Carol Soffer Indoor Practice Facility is set to open sometime this month.