Ever Brighter: Entrepreneurial Vision

SONHSNews, 06-13-2023

With belief that healthy businesses are strengthened by healthy communities, donor drives investment in Science of Holistic Health Care campaign pillar


Innovator and philanthropist Michael Incorvaia Jr., who previously pledged a planned gift to the Simulation Hospital Advancing Research and Education (S.H.A.R.E.™), has donated a $500,000 life insurance policy in support of researching the science of holistic health care at the School of Nursing and Health Studies (SONHS).

Though from the Midwest, Incorvaia’s connection to Miami came early. He grew up in football country watching former Hurricanes quarterback Bernie Kosar play for the Cleveland Browns and strongly identified with that era’s well-known UM swagger.

To this day, Incorvaia maintains South Florida ties through family and friends. Now, with the University preparing to celebrate its centennial in 2025, he is proud to help lay a foundation to deliver novel advances in precision health care while supporting the U’s Ever Brighter campaign.

UM has a tremendous record of utilizing resources to produce practical results that can be applied to scale with the potential to improve lives across the entire country,” says Incorvaia. A prominent business owner, Incorvaia employs innovative approaches to enhance both personnel and customer satisfaction. He believes a vibrant economic ecosystem is defined by the people who live, work, and play in it.

“Having a successful business is not just about the individuals inside of a single office. Yes, it’s important to have ‘your house’ in order, but ultimately, the key to having any enterprise flourish is elevating the comprehensive health of the broader community,” he says. “I actually have an entire platform in my business that is dedicated to showcasing what other successful entrepreneurs are doing to enhance the overall quality of life in the markets they serve. A rising tide lifts all boats, and that philosophy applies to both financial and physical health.” In his native Ohio, Incorvaia has parlayed his business acumen into a highly successful real estate firm—The Incorvaia Team brokered by eXp Realty. He also recognizes the pressing need for the kind of high-quality, world-class scientific research being advanced at SONHS.

In particular, he is interested in driving his support behind the emerging methods of integrative precision health care and wellness SONHS faculty are advancing, with a focus on prioritizing broader access to more effective, scalable interventions. This is because Incorvaia understands that, even as new therapies surge in popularity and potential, many remain under researched and inadequately understood. “I am a huge advocate for collaborative strategies that leverage the latest technological advances in consumer-focused devices, digital technologies, and data science to understand and improve health care,” he says. Incorvaia’s generous gift to SONHS will spur such improvements.