Nearly Endowed: A USF Scholarship Closes In on Perpetuity

Hiram Green’s distinguished, 45-year career at USF – along with the scholarship he and his wife, Freida, established to help students in need – almost never materialized. Now, their Set the Captive Free scholarship is nearing the $25,000 endowment threshold, which opens the door to providing USF student scholarships in perpetuity.

J.D. Porter and family give $5.1 million in support of USF’s Indoor Performance Facility

The University of South Florida has announced a $5.1 million gift from J.D. Porter and the Porter Family to name its new Indoor Performance Facility. The Porter Family Indoor Performance Facility will help support all USF student-athletes.

Give It to Cancer

When his grandfather surprised him with an early Hanukkah present of $100, Justin Tieder decided the best way to spend the money was to support cancer research at USF.

The Highlight of a Career, a Legacy for Future Doctors

After the passing of his late husband, Dr. Marion Ridley, Mark Lundy established the Marion B. Ridley Endowed Resident Fund with a gift of $50,000 to both honor his beloved husband and further cement Ridley’s legacy at the university and in the profession. He recently added a $1 million bequest in his estate plan that will greatly increase the impact of the fund.

Remembering a Leader, Establishing a Legacy

Anh-Kay Pizano arrived in the United States as a child with her parents as Cuban exiles — her father, Robert, had been a political prisoner in Cuba, after leading a local movement against the country’s communist government. Though she spoke no English and her family had limited financial means, she dreamed of furthering her education. With help from the USF Latino Scholarship Program (LSP), she would become a first-generation college student and rare “triple Bull,” earning bachelor’s, master’s and doctorate degrees from USF.

34,247

Total Donors in FY22

5,849

Total First Time Individual Donors in FY22

604,516,638

Endowment Assets Through FY22