Ted Arison (1924-1999)









Ted Arison was born and raised in Tel Aviv. He enlisted in the Jewish Brigade of the British Army during WWII and went on to become a lieutenant-colonel in the Israel Defense Forces.


He and his family moved to the United States and influenced the cultural life of Miami by establishing the National Foundation for Advancement in the Arts, the New World Symphony, and purchasing the Miami Heat NBA team.


The Arison Foundation in the US was founded in 1991, followed by his foundation in Israel which supports and contributes to education, health, research, and art. ​


The Arison School of Business was established in 1995.