This project aims to market our labs training programs, increase our capacity to support more diverse students, and carryout more innovative events, activities, and programming.
The USF School of Public Affairs is a group of diverse interdisciplinary practitioners. The USF Masters of Public Administration program provides quality education to prepare students for professional and managerial roles in public service. Our program's mission is to provide each student with an opportunity to enhance his or her knowledge of, and participation in, public service through continuing education, training, and development. We maximize engagement with our community through the use of applied class projects, internships, and the development of mutually beneficial exchanges with practitioners. With a focus on the concerns of our West Central Florida region, we train students to play professional and management roles at the local, state, and national levels.
Catastrophic flooding, power outages and uncertainty of where to call home is widespread in Puerto Rico and Southwest Florida. After the devastation caused by Hurricane Fiona and Hurricane Ian, USF faculty, staff and students are coordinating efforts to support the healthcare system of our neighbors in need.
Healthcare simulation has been shown to reduce medical errors, improve teamwork and communication, and save lives. CAMLS Without Walls is USF Health’s mobile simulation lab program, bringing health care simulation and skills to underserved and rural communities throughout Florida. Through this vitally important program, the delivery of health care is transformed, resulting in better patient outcomes and saving lives.
With a gift of $25 or more from each valuable member of our community of 9,000 alumni, the COPH Alumni Society Scholarship can grow to surpass endowment level ($25,000). This will allow the fund to continuously earn interest in perpetuity and empower the College of Public Health to award a new student with this coveted scholarship every year.
» What is HerdFunder?
HerdFunder is USF’s crowdfunding platform. Through HerdFunder, the University of South Florida seeks to work in tandem with our students, alumni, faculty and staff to raise awareness and funds in support of innovative and meaningful work being done within our university every day. HerdFunder gives us the opportunity to showcase various initiatives and needs throughout USF in a manner that generates excitement and encourages philanthropic support.
By visiting HerdFunder, one is able to learn about and support a variety of diverse projects. Each gift, regardless of size, can have a tremendous impact when grouped with others gifts from people who share your same passion.
» How is HerdFunder different from other crowdfunding platforms?
All funds raised through HerdFunder will directly benefit USF’s programs and organizations, less credit card processing fees.
» How do I participate as a donor?
By visiting HerdFunder, you are able to learn more about various campaigns and initiatives within USF. Once you determine the project(s) you would like to support, simply select your gift level and complete the secure online giving process. Make sure you spread the word about your support and encourage others to get involved as well. We have implemented email and social media sharing options to make this easy to do.
» Where does my gift go?
Your gift will directly benefit the project you choose to support. The project team will have access to every penny of what is raised less credit card processing fees noted above.
» What happens if a project doesn’t reach its goal?
This is one of the ways HerdFunder is different (and we think much better!) than other crowdfunding platforms. All gifts are processed directly by the USF Foundation and are made available in the fund attributed to each project, even if the goal is not achieved. Your gift makes an impact regardless!
» Is my gift tax deductible?
Your gift is considered a charitable gift to the USF Foundation, designated for the project you have chosen to support. A tax receipt will be provided at the end of your transaction. You may be entitled to a charitable income tax deduction for your gift since the USF Foundation is a 501 (c)(3) non-profit organization. Please consult your tax advisor for advice regarding your specific tax situation.
» When will my credit card be charged?
Your credit card will be charged at the time you make your gift.
» My question is not frequently asked. Whom do I contact to get an answer?
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