The gift from Constance and Miguel B. 'Mike' Fernandez and family, Chairman, MBF Healthcare Partners
, brings the total private donations raised to $75.5 million, exceeding the campaign's bricks-and-mortar goal by over $3 million.
"We are blessed to be in a position to contribute to this beautiful art facility and to the role it will play in Miami towards the development of art education for our children, the community at large and for those most in need," said Miguel B. 'Mike' Fernandez.
"I have fond memories as a child in New York developing an early appreciation for the arts by visiting its iconic art landmarks.
I want others less fortunate to enjoy the same feeling when they visit Miami's emerging art institutions as well."
Miguel B. 'Mike' Fernandez currently serves as Chairman of MBF Healthcare Partners, L.P., a private equity firm with committed capital in excess of $500 million located in Coral Gables, Florida.
The firm invests in numerous healthcare services companies nationwide including Simply Healthcare Plans and Navarro Discount Pharmacy.
He currently serves on the board of directors of MEDNAX, Inc. (NYSE: MD).
His community service endeavors include serving on the boards of the United Way of Miami-Dade County and the University of Miami.
He is also Vice Chairman of the University of Miami Medical Affairs Committee.
has been honored frequently in recognition of his
business acumen and community service.