The Ibis Society is named for the University of Miami’s mascot, the Ibis – an ancient symbol of enlightenment. Early Egyptians used the Ibis as a symbol of wisdom, and the modern White Ibis is native to South Florida.
The Ibis Society honors those whose total commitment to the University has reached at least $250,000. Individual members of the Society are recognized with a copper medallion suspended from an orange ribbon. Members receive a specially-commissioned glass engraving bearing the name of the society.
The following Ibis Society members have contributed between $250,000 and $499,999 to the Sylvester Comprehensive Cancer Center:
- Estate of Eugene K. Auerbach
- Bergstein Family Foundation
- Adam E. Carlin
- Cynthia Davis Carr
- Estate Guillermo A. Duany
- Theresa M. and Saul Esman Foundation
- Robert James Fewell
- Walter B. Field
- Estate of Florence W. Grundy
- Carol Hesser
- Peggy Hollander
- S. Samuel Hollander
- Estate of Maude Martin
- J.W. Marriott Marquis/Miami
- Rudolph and Greta Koppel Foundation
- Joan Levy Cancer Foundation
- Irene and Bill Panoff/Porthole Cruise Magazine
- Estate of Daniel Pattacini
- Maria and Jose Recio
- Ryder System, Inc.
- Saks Fifth Avenue-Bal Harbour
- Stearns Weaver Miller Alhadeff and Sitterson, P.A.
- United States Surgical Corporation
- Renee Valent Varas
- Estate of Luisa Zanichelli
- Estate of Rose Zimmerman
- Marty and Barbara Zweig Foundation