Susie and Alan B. Levan, longtime supporters of NSU, have established the “Susie and Alan B. Levan Endowed Scholarship Fund” to help students in NSU’s Huizenga College of Business and Entrepreneurship pursue a master’s degree in real estate development or a bachelor’s degree in finance. This financial gift from Susie and Alan B. Levan advances Realizing Potential, NSU’s first comprehensive fundraising campaign. The philanthropic campaign goal is $250 million, with $125 million of that total to be directed towards students, $75 million for faculty and $50 million designated for 21st century education initiatives.
This new gift now brings the Levans’ total financial giving to NSU to more than $1 million.
“Helping today’s students achieve their educational dreams is something Susie and I believe in strongly, and how better to help them than by supporting our hometown university NSU,” said Mr. Levan. “We believe in what NSU is doing and the direction it is heading in, and we are fortunate enough that we can provide support for deserving students.”
It’s not just financial support that the Levans have given NSU over the years. In fact, they are the co-founders of NSU’s Fellows Society and co-founders and co-chairs of NSU’s Ambassadors Board. The NSU Fellows Society is the university’s recognition society for donors who have given $50,000 or more to NSU; the NSU Ambassadors Board was created to enlist widespread and active support for the university’s development efforts, promote NSU programs, and be the NSU’s “ambassadors” to communities and constituencies. In recognition of the scholarship gift, the NSU Ambassadors Board has been renamed the “Susie and Alan B. Levan NSU Ambassadors Board.”
Alan Levan has been serving on NSU’s Board of Trustees for the past 18 years. In 2002, he was inducted into NSU’s Entrepreneur Hall of Fame which is part of the university’s H. Wayne Huizenga College of Business and Entrepreneurship.
“The Levans have been tremendous supporters of NSU and truly believe in what we stand for and what we’re doing for our students,” said Dr. George Hanbury, President and CEO of NSU. “Their latest gift will allow students to continue their educational dreams for many years to come – and what better lasting legacy is there than that?”