Alivin I. Malnik
Ocean Ridge, Florida 33435
Alvin I. Malnik was born 5/23/33 in St. Louis, MO where he attended Clark Elementary School and Soldan High School graduating in 1950. He then attended Washington University receiving a Bachelor of Arts Degree in 1954.
From 1954 to 1956, he served in the U.S. Army as a Guided Missile Officer achieving the rank of Reserve Captain.
From 1956 to 1959, he attended the University of Miami School of Law and graduated with high honors and achieved an LLB and J.D. degree. He is a member of the Florida Bar, in good standing, and has been since 1959. He engaged in the practice of law for approximately 10 years thereafter and subsequently has principally been in the real estate development and the finance business. He has never been involved in any bankruptcy or suffered any adverse judgments.
He is an honorarium of the Founders Society of the University of Miami; a Founder of the University of Miami/Sylvester Comprehensive Cancer Center; a Founder of Mount Sinai Medical Center and is the only person that has ever achieved “Life-time” Benefactor of the Make a Wish Foundation as well as being honored for the first Nancy Storm Make A Wish Award. In addition, he is the sole sponsor of the Al & Nancy Malnik Family AML Research Fund; and was honored by the Dana-Farber Cancer Institute. He was also honored with the 2007 Outstanding Citizens Award by the Miami Beach Chamber of Commerce; and is Principal Benefactor of the Jay Weiss Research Center at the University of Miami School of Medicine.
In addition to the aforementioned real estate and finance business, Mr. Malnik created the world renowned ‘The Forge Restaurant’ 47 years ago which is the second oldest restaurant in South Florida (Joe’s Stone Crab Restaurant.) The Forge has been nominated as one of the flagship restaurants in America as well as having achieved the International Grand Master Wine Award and was voted the #1 Restaurant in America by Wine Spectator Magazine. It is currently under the management of Mr. Malnik’s son, Shareef, whose direction has substantially enhanced the continued success and prominence of The Forge.
Some of the projects that Mr. Malnik has developed are the Sky Lake Country Club, California Club residents, Brandsmart building, Cricket Club condominium buildings and numerous shopping centers all of which are located in the South Florida area.
Awards & Honors
Honored by the Founders Society of the University of Miami
Founder of the University of Miami/Sylvester Comprehensive Cancer Center
Founder of the Mount Sinai Medical Center
Life-Time Benefactor of Make-A-Wish Award
Honored for the first Nancy Storm Make A Wish Award
Sole sponsor of the Al & Nancy Malnik Family AML Research Fund
Honored by the Dana-Faber Cancer Institute
Honored with the 2007 Citizens Award by the Miami Beach Chamber of Commerce
Principal Benefactor of the Jay Weiss Research Center at the University of Miami School of Medicine
Member of the Florida Bar, in good standing since 1959
Friars Club Icon Award for Philanthropy