The Bowman Foster Ashe Society is named for the founding president of the University, who was both an educator and an acclaimed attorney. President Ashe guided the early University of Miami through the difficult days of the Great Depression to the booming ’50s, when the student population exceeded 10,000 and the University’s initial educational programs had blossomed into a comprehensive spectrum, including Florida’s first School of Medicine.
The Bowman Foster Ashe Society recognizes individuals, families, corporations, foundations and organizations with total commitments to the University of $500,000 and above. Individual members of the society are recognized by a pewter medallion suspended from a white ribbon, and are presented with a specially-commissioned Steuben Crystal – Tetrahedon – bearing the University of Miami seal and the name of the society.
The following Bowman Foster Ashe Society members have contributed between $500,00 and $999,999 to the Sylvester Comprehensive Cancer Center:
- Roland and Dawn Arnall Foundation
- Robert and Gertrude Barnett Family Foundation
- Tracey and Bruce Berkowitz
- Saul and Theresa Esman Foundation
- Estate of Frances L. Gordon
- Susen and Herbert Grossman
- Health Foundation of South Florida
- Knight-Ridder, Inc.
- R. Kirk Landon
- Yolanda and John Lukacs
- Estate of F. Kenneth McNeil
- Adrianne and Paul Mittentag
- Estate of Audrey Renault
- Estate of Henry O. Shaw
- Jeanne and Richard Spring
- H. Allan Shore
- Estate of William Steiner
- Jane Mary Trau
- Women’s Cancer League and Partners