FAQ

FAQ

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 to achieve our overall participation goal of 55% for the USF System. 

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.

HOW CAN I MAKE A CONTRIBUTION TO THE FACULTY & STAFF CAMPAIGN? 
There are multiple ways to make a gift to the Faculty & Staff Campaign. Please visit our Ways to Give sub page for a detailed outline of all of your giving options. All of the outlined options will count for your participation in the Faculty & Staff Campaign.

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 within the USF System 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 our 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 within the USF System 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 the USF System by a current or retired employee during the current fiscal year (July 1, 2018 - June 30, 2019) 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 Faculty & Staff Campaign office 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 fscampaign(at)usf.edu.

HOW DO I FIND OUT IF MY PAYROLL DEDUCTION RENEWS AUTOMATICALLY?
Contact the Faculty & Staff Campaign office at (813) 974-4900 or fscampaign(at)usf.edu.

WHAT IS HerdFunder?
HerdFunder is the USF System's crowdfunding platform built in-house. HerdFunder allows anyone to learn about and support a variety of diverse projects throughout the USF System. 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 FOR BOTH OF US?
Yes. If you and your spouse are both employed by the USF System, 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 acknowledgements (which also serve as tax receipts) throughout the year as gifts are received. USF System 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 payrollhelpdesk(at)usf.edu.


For additional questions, please email the Faculty & Staff Campaign or call the Faculty & Staff Campaign hotline at (813) 974-4900.

49,046

Total Donors in FY17

13,633

First Time Donors FY17

119,982

Student service hours FY17