MIAMI – Local philanthropists Herbert and Nicole Wertheim have joined Bill and Melinda Gates, Mark Zuckerberg and Warren Buffett in The Giving Pledge.
The Giving Pledge is a commitment by the world's wealthiest people to dedicate the majority of their wealth to philanthropy.
"We are honored to have been invited to join this group of successful and highly dedicated philanthropists," said Herbert Wertheim, who started as an optometrist and became an entrepreneur.
Herbert Wertheim has served FIU for three decades as a two-term trustee, foundation chairman.
The FIU Medical School is named the Herbert Wertheim College of Medicine.