Assistant Director of Annual Giving, Loyalty & Participation
Office: Alumni Relations & Annual Giving
Matthew H. Fernandez is an Assistant Director of Annual Giving, Loyalty & Participation within FIU Alumni Relations and Annual Giving. Matthew connects his passion for creativity, marketing and fundraising to help take our traditional Annual Giving programs to the next level for FIU.
Matthew is a Miami native and excited to be returning home after his recent tenure at Michigan State University, where he was a Development Associate. He was responsible for securing multiple $50,000 commitments as part of their hands-on development program for major gift officers. Prior to his role at MSU, Matthew was at the University of Miami where he spearheaded their Young Alumni & Student Philanthropy program. Matthew and his team won the CASE III – Award of Excellence, Best Practice in Alumni Relations for UM Senior Sendoff: Today’s Graduates, Tomorrow’s Alumni. Matthew holds a Bachelor of Science in Communication from the University of Miami, and is currently pursuing his Corporate MBA at the FIU College of Business.