Gift will create the Bacardi Center of Excellence at the Chaplin School of Hospitality & Tourism Management and CasaCuba
MIAMI, February 20, 2020 /3BL Media/ – FIU’s Chaplin School of Hospitality & Tourism Management has announced a $5 million gift from Bacardi USA dedicated to a new and unique educational program tailored for the spirits industry. The gift will create the Bacardi Center of Excellence, which will position the top-ranked school as a leader in beverage management education and partner with one of the world’s most historic and leading spirits companies.
The Bacardi name may be big and iconic, but it’s the personal and family-inspired work environment that drives high engagement. As a privately held and family-owned business for seven generations, Bacardi uses its smaller size to an advantage by putting relationships among its people and its customers first. This strong culture has ranked Bacardi as the only spirits company in the 2019 Best Medium Workplaces by Great Place to Work® and FORTUNE.
Fearless, Family, Founders. That’s what Bacardi is all about. And it’s what sets the tone for a culture that supports innovation, community and entrepreneurship. This strong culture, complemented with a high sense of pride, has earned Bacardi U.S.A., Inc., the Great Place to Work-Certified™ designation for the second year in a row.
Bacardi USA, Million Trees Miami, and American Forests joined forces recently to plant 20 trees in Miami Gardens, Florida. As part of American Forests’ Community ReLeaf program to help beautify local neighborhoods, the Bacardi team of employees came out with their sleeves rolled up and ready to work.
“Giving back to the community is a part of Bacardi’s DNA. This is something we’ve always done going back to 1862,” says Ed Knutel, Field Marketing Manager for Bacardi in the U.S.