The American Fine Wine Competition, with the support and encouragement of FIU’s Chaplin School of Hospitality & Tourism Management and Southern Glazer’s Wine and Spirits, is establishing the Chip Cassidy Endowment Fund in recognition of his dedication to FIU’s students and alumni, as well as his invaluable contributions to the wine industry.

The fund will support scholarships for FIU students with a demonstrated interest in pursuing a career in and furthering the wine industry, as well as establish a wine library within the school in Chip’s honor to house his collection of books.

The American Fine Wine Competition aims to raise a minimum of $25,000 for the fund in order to establish an endowment and preserve Chip’s legacy in perpetuity.

Want to make a donation? Be sure to select ‘The “Chip” Cassidy Endowment Fund’ from the Designation dropdown.

Photo Caption (left to right): Chip Cassidy, Dean Mike Hampton, Shari Gherman, Wayne Chaplin.

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