The Florida Board of Governors has reappointed Gerald Grant Jr. to serve on the FIU Board of Trustees.
Grant, an FIU alumnus, was originally appointed to the board in 2011. The new term runs through 2021.
“My work with FIU is most rewarding because to me FIU is very personal,” said Grant, who has undergraduate and graduate degrees from the FIU College of Business. “We have a very involved and effective board that truly supports President Rosenberg’s vision and the good FIU does for our students and our community.”
In 2013 Grant became the first African-American alumnus to give FIU $1 million dollars. With the gift, the school created the Gerald C. Grant Jr. and Jennifer Adger Grant Scholarship Fund, which provides scholarships in FIU’s College of Business.
“We are delighted Gerald Grant has been appointed to a second term on our Board of Trustees,” said President Mark B. Rosenberg. “His passion for FIU and this community shows in his leadership and engagement to keep moving FIU forward.”
Grant is the branch director of financial planning for AXA Advisors, LLC – South Florida Branch. At AXA Advisors, Grant focuses on providing estate planning, wealth accumulation and protection, life insurance, retirement planning, college funding, and other financial services. He is also the author of the book BOLD MOVES to Creating Financial Wealth.
He is an active member of the South Florida community, and serves on the Board of Directors for the United Way of Miami-Dade. Grant is a past president of the National Association of Insurance and Financial Advisors (NAIFA), Miami-Dade Chapter and a past president for the Florida International University Alumni Association. He is a member of the Orange Bowl Committee, and the Phi Beta Sigma Fraternity Inc.-Theta Rho Sigma Chapter.
Grant is the recipient of the 2012 Darwin Davis Award for Community Service for his extraordinary contributions in public service, community development, community service and volunteerism. He is a past recipient of the Community Service Award for AXA Advisor’s Miami/Ft Lauderdale Branch. In addition, he was AXA Advisor’s “2005 Regional Honor Associate” and “2011 National Honor Associate.” He was the first African-American to win the prestigious award since its institution over 70 years ago.
Grant lives in Palmetto Bay with his wife, Jennifer and their two children Jasmin and Gerald III.