MIAMI (CBSMiami) – A University of Miami grad is giving back in a big way.READ MORE: Suspect In Haitian President's Murder Extradited To U.S.
Trustee Pete Piechoski, who graduated in 1976 with an accounting degree, has made a million dollar commitment to the university’s athletic department.
Piechoski’s gift will support Miami’s Student-Athlete Excellence Fund, which provides operational and scholarship support for all Hurricane teams, and its Basketball Victory Fund. Piechoski and his family also have established funds to help Miami’s graduate business students, graduate engineering students and those studying abroad.READ MORE: Fired Former Miami Police Chief Art Acevedo Files Lawsuit Against City, Commissioners, City Manager
Piechoski is a former construction executive and currently serves as USA Bobsled and Skeleton’s chairman of the board. He says he is “thrilled to be able to invest in the university that invested in me.”
The commitment is the sixth of $1 million or more for Miami athletics in the last 13 months.MORE NEWS: Police Investigate Deadly Shooting At Hollywood Business
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