$3 Million Leadership Gift Names New Indoor Practice Facility Field ‘Robert Finizio Family Field’
By Hurricane Sports // August 9, 2018
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CORAL GABLES, FLORIDA (HurricaneSports.com) – A leadership gift of $3 million from alumnus Robert Finizio will transform the playing surface of the Carol Soffer Indoor Practice Facility into the “Robert Finizio Family Field,” the University of Miami announced Wednesday.
Finizio, the co-founder and CEO of TherapeuticsMD – a women’s health company listed on NASDAQ – is a long-time Miami Athletics supporter, a Golden Cane Society member and a 1994 graduate of the university.
“I was put into an environment where there was so much to learn,” Finizio says of his time at Miami.
“The process of asking and learning from other people, to see where the opportunity is in life, is actually a process that I picked up at the University of Miami. That’s the process that Miami instilled in me and one that I’ve followed and had a lot of success with.”
Finizio has previously supported the Football Victory Fund and is a Champions member of the Hurricane Club at a leadership level.
“We are fortunate to have someone like Rob Finizio helping us to build champions at The U,” Director of Athletics Blake James said. “Rob epitomizes what it means to be a Hurricane, and his support of our program has been instrumental for our student-athletes in their quest for excellence in academics, athletics and life.”
TherapeuticsMD, Inc. is an innovative healthcare company focused on developing and commercializing novel products exclusively for women. The company is committed to advancing the health of women and championing awareness of their healthcare issues.
Finizio sees similarities between his company and one of his other passions, Hurricanes Football – a passion he shares with his daughter, Chase, his two sons, Blake and Cole, and his wife, Kyle.
“As a company, we are in a position where we’re transitioning,” he said. “You can see a parallel for Coach Richt, and how he has just completely set the program up for long-term success. It just so happens that some of our big milestones for TXMD and Miami are coming in the same stretch. This is going to be fun.”
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