UM Medical School announced a $100 million gift today, from the family of the late Leonard Miller, a longtime South Florida businessman and philanthropist.. The Medical School will be renamed the “Leonard M. Miller School of Medicine”.
Officially, anyway. That same announcement also refers to it as “The University of Miami Miller School of Medicine”.
Med School Miller School is the biggest academic unit at UM. I bet for half that, or even less, you could name the law school almost (but not quite) anything you wanted.
Meanwhile, this enormous gift means that the university is 80% of the way towards its billion-dollar fund-raising goal, with $500+ million going to the Med School.
this is yet one more example of age demographics serving their own interests…. don’t you think? i expect to see many med schools getting similar large gifts….