The Faculty and Staff Campaign
Employees are the heart of our university. Every day, you make a difference at USF by sharing your ideas, talents and abilities. Your philanthropy towards USF is just one more way that you can join together with your colleagues to show your support for our university and make USF even stronger.
59 percent of USF employees gave through the Faculty & Staff Campaign in 2021. There are over 3,000 funds you can choose from to directly support your passions at USF. Any gift amount, even $1, counts toward participation for your department. Take advantage of the opportunity and unite with your peers to make a difference today.
There are thousands of USF funds to choose from. To view priority funds for your specific department, click here.
Ways to Give
There are multiple ways to make a gift to through the Faculty & Staff Campaign. Any of the options below will count for your participation in the campaign.
Make a gift online using a credit card.
HerdFunder is USF’s online crowdfunding website. You will have the opportunity to support a diverse array of projects at USF with a one-time credit card gift. Visit HerdFunder to find out more.
Complete this PDF and email to the Office of Annual Giving at to set up payroll deduction.
Cash or Check
Gifts of cash or check can be submitted with this PDF form. Once completed, please contact the Office of Annual Giving by e-mail at .
Frequently Asked Questions
What is the Faculty & Staff Campaign?
The Faculty & Staff Campaign is an annual fundraising effort that provides all USF employees an opportunity to support their area of choice at the University of South Florida. The goal for this campaign is participation focused. That means that any gift amount, even as little as $1, counts for your participation in the campaign.
Why should I give to USF?
Employees are the heart of our university. Every day, you make a difference at USF by sharing your ideas, talents and abilities. Your participation in the Faculty & Staff Campaign is just one more way that you can join together with your colleagues to show your support for our university and make USF even stronger by giving back to USF through your passions. Take advantage of the opportunity and unite with your peers to make an impact today.
Can I decide how my gift will be used?
Yes. There are thousands of USF funds to choose from, and each fund has a specific purpose. Any gift amount ($1 or more) made to any fund at USF counts for your participation in the Faculty & Staff Campaign. Please see next question below for fund options.
Where can I find a list of funds to choose from?
You can search for a fund using keywords on the giving form or you can view the priority funds for your specific department by clicking here. Any gift amount ($1 or more) made to any fund at USF counts for your participation in the Faculty & Staff Campaign.
How long does the campaign run?
The Faculty & Staff Campaign operates on a fiscal year basis. Any gift made to USF by a current or retired employee during the current fiscal year (July 1, 2022 – June 30, 2023) counts for participation in the Faculty & Staff Campaign for that year.
I'm still paying on a payroll deduction from last year. How will I know when my payroll pledge is complete?
The Office of Annual Giving will notify you via e-mail when your payroll pledge is complete, and you will be invited to renew your payroll pledge at that time. If you want to know the specific date that your payroll pledge ends, contact the Faculty & Staff Campaign office at .
How do I find out if my payroll deduction renews automatically?
Contact the Office of Annual Giving at .
How can I make a change to my current payroll deduction?
Contact the Office of Annual Giving at .
What is HerdFunder?
HerdFunder is USF's crowdfunding platform built in-house. HerdFunder allows anyone to learn about and support a variety of diverse projects at USF. Each gift, regardless of size, can have a tremendous impact when grouped with other gifts from people who share the same passion.
Does giving through HerdFunder count towards Faculty & Staff Campaign participation?
Yes, any gift made through HerdFunder by a current or retired USF faculty or staff member will automatically be counted for your participation. Please visit HerdFunder to make a gift.
My spouse also works at USF. Will our joint gift count?
Yes. If you and your spouse are both employed by USF, you may contribute either separately or jointly. If you are making a joint gift, please indicate this on either the paper contribution form or the online giving form.
Will I receive a year-end tax receipt from the USF Foundation?
The USF Foundation no longer sends calendar year-end tax receipts. Instead, the Foundation sends gift acknowledgments (which also serve as tax receipts) throughout the year as gifts are received. USF faculty and staff who give via payroll deduction can find the total amount of their annual charitable contributions to USF on their W-2 form in Box 14 next to the CHAR code. For additional questions regarding the charitable deduction figure printed on your W-2 form, contact Payroll at .
For additional questions, please email the Faculty & Staff Campaign.
Rhea F. Law, USF President
Every member of our broader community has a role to play in the success of this great university. I invite you to engage in our mission to maximize the potential for the lifelong success of our students.