Why You Give

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Why YOU Give

Paying it forward. Investing in your community. It's the right thing to do.  There's no one reason why you give to USF, but you and all of our supporters do share one thing in common: you trust us to use your donations to make a difference. 


A Historic Gift from a History-making President

Longtime Honors College supporters Judy Genshaft and Steven Greenbaum make a transformative gift to construct a new building for the college.
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Support in Every Way

Though Cindy Kane ’76 has invested countless hours of her time into WLP, Kane and her husband, Mark, recently decided to make a generous financial investment in the future of the organization.
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A Boost for Promising Female Scholars

Jane Applegate, who served as dean of the USF College of Education from 1997-2001, knew she wanted to do something advance women at USF. But it wasn't until a couple of friends pointed her toward WLP that she found the right fit for her gift.
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Alumnus’ Winning Ticket for Bulls Engineers

When Tampa business owner Krishna Barri ’03 won $14.5 million in a December 2018 Lotto drawing, he decided to share his good fortune.
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The Opportunity to Choose

Recognizing how pivotal his experiences with the Real Estate Society and his internship were to his career success, Noah Shaffer wanted to provide future students the ability to have similar experiences.
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A Lifetime of Service, a Commitment to USF

Being in the Peace Crops was one of the most exciting times of their lives, and what they observed there would plant the seed for their philanthropic support of the University of South Florida decades later.
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Supporting Supply Chain in a Big Way

Supply chain and logistics is a multibillion dollar industry that created 30,000 jobs in Florida alone over a two-year period. Monica Wooden helps USF students get a seat at the table.
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First Time Individual Donors FY17


Scholarship $ Raised FY17


Total Donors in FY17