Happy Thursday Friends, Clients & Colleagues,
We hope our exciting new #ThankfulThursday reflection finds you well.
Please join Marile and me in celebrating the generosity, kindness and compassion of our dear friends — Miami’s Pioneering Philanthropists Trish & Dan Bell.
Once again, Trish & Dan have set the standard for giving with their transformative $5 million donation to help FIU build an inter-faith chapel. This sacred space for spiritual strengthening, renewal and understanding, will provide a sanctuary for the expression of FIU’s young women and men, and their diverse faiths and perspectives.
Marile & I truly believe — as Trish & Dan believe — that a “strong spiritual foundation” — is the key to living a joyous, meaningful and transcendent life.
Trish & Dan’s leadership gift is a very special part of FIU’s Next Horizon Campaign — which seeks to raise $750 million to increase scholarships and student support; optimize 21st-century teaching; advance a vibrant, healthy Miami; accelerate research and discoveries; and escalate discovery to enterprise.
“How lovely is your dwelling place, Lord, mighty God!”
These words of Psalm 84, express our prayer today as we celebrate the blessing of the Trish & Dan Bell Chapel — a sacred place, a place of worship and prayer, where the Lord indeed will dwell.
In this chapel, for many years to come, may God the Father be worshiped in spirit and in truth!
May all who pray there learn from Him wisdom and love!
May this Chapel be the heart, the center, of the FIU community, from there, His graces will abound and be poured forth upon the entire FIU family!
And, may Trish & Dan and the entire Bell Family be blessed and remembered for humbly and passionately sharing their time, talent, and treasures to improve the lives of the less fortunate in our community. Amen.
As always, thank you for taking the time to reflect with us.
Know we cherish your friendship and continued support.
Warmest personal regards,
Marile & Jorge Luis Lopez, Esq.
Volunteers, Donors & Proud Panther Parents
Florida International University