The Art of Giving

Jake Wurzak

NSU alumnus Jake Wurzak (J.D., ’11) is an entrepreneurial leader in the South Florida community and a valued member of the NSU Fellows Society. He serves as president of Wurzak Hotel Group and is a founder and managing member of the real estate investment firm, Dovehill Holdings, LLC.

Along with being a visionary hotelier, Wurzak also appreciates the value of art and culture and its ability to add to the quality of life and enhancement of the community. He is an avid supporter of the NSU Art Museum Fort Lauderdale and was recently named to its Board of Governors. He considers the museum, which is located in the heart of the downtown district, one of the most important and exciting destinations in Fort Lauderdale and he believes it is helping to change Fort Lauderdale’s international perception.

“Fort Lauderdale is not just about the beach anymore…it’s a sophisticated hub of leisure, culture and technology,” Wurzak said.

“The downtown is booming. It is where people, particularly millennials, want to live, work and play.” His company’s newest venture, The Dalmar Hotel in the heart of downtown Fort Lauderdale, will open in the fall of 2018 and and will be a destination unlike anything else in Fort Lauderdale. Leveraging the natural synergy between The Museum and The Dalmar, the hotel property will be a haven for visiting artists and curators.

“This is a very exciting venture for me personally, because I live in Fort Lauderdale and this is what I love to do…we will deliver something spectacular here that will help to elevate the positioning of Fort Lauderdale on the world stage for life, business and travel.”


For an annual gift of $1,000 (or $83.34 per month), committed for 5 years, donors have an opportunity to name a Changing Lives Scholarship. For $5,000 paid each year for five years into NSU's endowment, a donor can create a named scholarship, research, faculty support, or program fund designed to last for generations. For more information, please call (954) 262-2111. 

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