Black Leadership Network Celebrates Fifth Anniversary

Inside the Gibbons Alumni Center’s Traditions Hall four years ago, an air of excitement filled the room as members of the fledgling Black Leadership Network gathered with USF and community leaders for a landmark event. It was the ceremonial check presentation from Helios Education Foundation — an investment of $2.1 million — to support the future success of an underrepresented population of USF students. That moment continues to ripple today with broad, life-changing impact.

Expertise on a Mission

James Mihelcic, the Samuel L. and Julia M. From Endowed Professor in Civil Engineering, uses his expertise —and network of contacts around the world — to help reduce lead in drinking water in Madagascar.

Orchestrating a Legacy for WSMR

The music of WUSF’s classical station, WSMR enriched Bob Euwema's life and fueled his resolve to honor the station. The man known for his quiet, low-key manner did so with a surprising crescendo in his final act.

Record number of donors gave more than ever during USF’s Giving Week

A record number of donors — nearly 5,000 — gave more generously than ever to make a positive impact in the lives of students on all three University of South Florida campuses during Giving Week earlier this month.

Tiedemann, Cotton give $14 million to USF finance program

The University of South Florida today announced new gifts totaling $14 million from St. Petersburg philanthropists Kate Tiedemann and Ellen Cotton that will support the USF Muma College of Business’ vision to become a “hub of excellence” in fintech.


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