Vicki Katz, B.B.A. ’63 & Hardy Katz, B.B.A. ’63

Vick & Hardy KatzThe Katz’ are a rare breed. With over 40 years of giving to the University of Miami, the Katz family has made the U their home away from home. “We are proud of the growth the University of Miami has made as a top 50 university in the nation. We take great pride in contributing to the success of the students and enjoy hearing about the impact alumni make every day on their lives.” Hardy began his career with a CPA firm and then went to the corporate side managing the operation and financial side of a chain of local cocktail lounges. After the cocktail lounges were sold, Hardy and his partner went into the trade magazine and tradeshow business. They produced many sports tradeshows and eventually one of the largest trade shows in the world, The Super Show for 20 years. After The Super Show, he and his partner created The Sports Licensing And Tailgate Show, a premier tradeshow dedicated to sports licensing and tailgating products. At the end of 2012, they sold the show and he retired. Vicki spent her time in the healthcare sector serving as a registered nurse with Mount Sinai and Miami Heart Institute for many years until her retirement and is currently active with The Barnacle and Temple Judea. Within the University, Hardy and Vicki give primarily to the School of Business Administration. Their son Joey Katz, BBA ’92, was involved with the Atlanta Alumni Club and gives back to the School of Business Administration Alumni Fund and their daughter Julie is an avid Miami Hurricane fan and administrator at the Donna Klein Jewish Academy in Boca Raton.