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.
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.
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.
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.