USF Foundation


An Incredible Year

A message from foundation leadership


Dear Friends of USF:

The University of South Florida continues to be recognized as the nation’s fastest-rising university — public or private. USF has reached its highest ranking ever as reported by U.S. News & World Report. We are No. 42 among all public universities in America and our momentum continues to build. Our remarkable progress is powered by talented students who strive for excellence, world-class faculty, dedicated alumni and generous donors who invest their talent and treasure in USF’s future.

This was a record-breaking year for USF philanthropy with more than $151 million raised in fiscal year 2021-22. We continue to be humbled by your steadfast support and commitment to this wonderful university.

We hope you will be inspired by the many touching stories of philanthropy in this year’s performance report. You’ll read how Black Leadership Network scholar Jaqueria Lacy ’21 was offered more than $1 million in dental school scholarships. You will see how Latino Scholarship Program alumna Kristen Corpion ’10 gave back to support the next generation. You’ll also learn how Bruce Mackey honored his late wife’s final wish by dedicating his life to the service of others. The broad support of donors is felt across all three campuses.

For the first time, the Performance Report is all-digital, saving 100,000 pieces of paper and allowing for more stories illustrating the dramatic impact of your philanthropy. Please keep scrolling to learn about the many lives you’ve changed.

We deeply appreciate your commitment to making a difference at USF. We rise together. Go Bulls!


Jose Valiente ’73
Chair, USF Foundation Board

Jay Stroman
Senior Vice President, University Advancement and Alumni Affairs
CEO, USF Foundation


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Women in Leadership & Philanthropy

Meet Chancellor Hardigree


Philanthropic gifts from the University of South Florida community exceeded $151 million in fiscal year 2021-22, the most generous level of support in the institution’s nearly 70-year history. This marks the fourth straight year that annual charitable giving benefitting the university surpassed $100 million and broke the previous record set in 2015. Gifts of all sizes power USF’s meteoric rise. Read these touching stories of how philanthropy impacted USF and remember to connect with us on social media to stay updated as we continue to rise.

Unlocking the Door to the Dream of College

Unlocking the Door to the Dream of College

This is the story of how the Hafers worked to give students, mostly in their early 20s, the opportunity to experience college and campus life. Enter, UMatter.
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Creating a Hub of Excellence for Fintech

Creating a Hub of Excellence for Fintech

Longtime supporters Kate Tiedemann and Ellen Cotton gave $14 million to boost financial technology education and create the Fintech Center at the USF Kate Tiedemann School of Business and Finance.
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From Heartbreak to New Life

From Heartbreak to New Life

Honoring his wife’s final wish, Bruce Mackey dedicated his life to the service of others. Through volunteerism and philanthropy, his legacy will endure and inspire for generations.
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2011 Grad Remembers Life-changing Gift With Her Own Gift of a Lifetime

2011 Grad Remembers Life-changing Gift With Her Own Gift of a Lifetime

A decade ago, Amelia Foxwell was closing in on a dream. She was just one semester shy of completing her psychology degree when she realized she didn’t have the funds to continue. What happened next changed the course of her life, and today is changing the lives of other students at the Sarasota-Manatee campus.
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Orchestrating a Legacy for WUSF’s Classical Station

Orchestrating a Legacy for WUSF’s Classical Station

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.
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A Million Reasons to Smile

A Million Reasons to Smile

The day Jaqueria Lacy, ’21, learned whether her childhood dream of becoming an orthodontist would come true, she and a few friends went kayaking in Silver Springs. Manatees floated nearby in the crystal-clear water as she pondered if any of the 15 dental schools she’d applied to would accept her. Then her phone rang.
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Built on Tradition

Built on Tradition

There’s a distinct theme in USF Alumni Association Life Members Debbie and Carl Lum’s dual gift to benefit the College of The Arts. Their generosity entwines a passion for preserving the past and building upon tradition. And you might say it all began with a chance encounter Debbie had with a USF legend in a Publix produce aisle some 35 years ago.
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The Bellini Center for Talent Development

The Bellini Center for Talent Development

A generous $10.6 million gift from Arnold F. “Arnie” and Lauren Bellini created the Bellini Center for Talent Development, housed adjacent to the WUSF Public Media building on the Tampa campus. It will help USF take its commitment to students and the Tampa Bay business community to the next level.
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Decades of Impact

Decades of Impact

Jorge Soriano’s personal story is like so many built upon the foundation of the 30-year-old Latino Scholarship Program, reflecting perseverance, gratitude and a deep desire to give back to the program that made such a difference in his own life.
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Growing Generosity on Campus

Growing Generosity on Campus

As the scorching sun beats down on the University of South Florida, a student-led oasis cultivates a generous mission on campus.
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Lifting as She Climbs

Lifting as She Climbs

Attorney. Entrepreneur. Educator. It would be impossible to fit Kristen Corpion, ’10, into just one category.
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Timeline of Major Gifts


Vū Studio technology donated to Zimmerman School. Read More »
Andrew and Eileen Hafer give $1.2M to UMatter. Read More »


USF Latino Scholarship Program celebrates 30 years. Read More »


Student Leadership Center named for Claudia McCorkle. Read More »
Reliance Medical Centers gives $1M to innovate geriatric care. Read More »
William Jacobsen gives $1M to honor his doctor. Read More »


Late Timothy Ubben gave $5M to pulmonary fibrosis. Read More »


Dr. Gerry Meisels creates endowed chair upon retirement. Read More »


Bellini Center for Talent Development opens through $10.6M gift. Read More »


Tiedemann, Cotton give $14M for fintech hub. Read More »
Nearly 5,000 donors support USF for Giving Week. Read More »


Bob Euwema leaves $1M gift to WSMR. Read More »


Carol and Frank Morsani generously commit another $12M. Read More »


Alumni $12,662,768
Corporations $60,405,084
Employees $1,046,525
Friends $48,362,187
Parents $1,870,554
Foundations $16,254,966
Estates $1,905,500
Other $9,258,613
Total $151,766,197

By the NumbersFY 2022

604,516,638 Endowment Assets
151,766,197 Total Commitment
16,367,602 Scholarship Dollars Raised
34,247 Total Donors
5,849 First-Time Individual Donors

Who We Are

The USF Foundation is guided by a mission to promote private financial support and advocate for the university’s teaching, research and activities that positively impact the community. The USF Foundation Board includes some of the university's most enthusiastic supporters and the community's top leaders.


Contact Info

  USF Foundation, Inc.
4202 E Fowler Ave., ALC100
Tampa, FL 33620
  USF Foundation