Brandeis Alumni, Family and Friends

Florida

  • Five event attendees stand together, holding a Brandeis pennant, with JetBlue Park in the background.
    Alumni and guests enjoyed a 2018 spring training baseball game between the Boston Red Sox and Houston Astros at JetBlue Park in Ft. Myers.
  • Five people, including the event speaker and hosts, stand next to each other in front of a window with a view of green plants and trees.
    The club’s January 2020 Faculty in the Field event featured a talk by Dr. Andrew Kolodny, MD (center), senior scientist and medical director of Brandeis’ Opioid Policy Research Collaborative. Samara ’95 and Peter Bober hosted the event at their home in Hollywood.

More than 1,800 Brandeisians live in the Sunshine State year-round and are joined by alumni snowbirds during the winter months. The largest concentration of alumni is in the southeastern part of the state, and the Alumni Club of South Florida serves more than 1,100 alumni from Key West up to Jupiter. The club’s annual Faculty in the Field event takes place in January and brings alumni, parents and friends together for a talk by a Brandeis faculty member or administrator.

Whether you are new to Florida or have lived here for many years, and whether you live here year-round or seasonally, we welcome you to join our regional leadership team to plan programs that will bring Brandeisians together. Please connect with us through our Facebook group.

Upcoming Events

January 13, 2022
Chums Comes to South Florida
6 PM ET
Fort Lauderdale and Coral Gables
January 26, 2022
Put Your Brandeis Degree to Work
12 PM ET
Online

Meet Our Regional Leadership Team

Ivan Ponieman ’14
Ivan Ponieman ’14

Alumni Club of South Florida, President

Miami, Florida
Pronouns: He/Him/His
Senior Associate at I Squared Capital

Favorite Brandeis Professor: Mike Coiner - Economics

Favorite Place on Campus: The Mods

Favorite Brandeis Memory: Hard to pick just one! Perhaps moving into The Village as a Midyear Freshman in January of 2011.

I volunteer because Brandeis changed my life. Volunteering is my way to give back and to stay connected to such a wonderful place and community. And because it's a lot of fun!