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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. 

 

Five BOLD Donors Create Endowed Scholarship for Entrepreneurs

Though they each followed a different path to and through the University of South Florida, five Bulls who have graduated in the last decade found common ground in their love for the university and a passion for entrepreneurship.
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Engineering Scholarship Honors Joy O'Shields

Lakecia Gunter '95 established the Joy O’Shields Honorary Scholarship in Engineering to both honor one of her most cherished mentors and provide support to full-time graduate students in the College of Engineering with preference for historically underrepresented minority students.
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The Power of the Collective: 15 Years of Women in Leadership & Philanthropy at USF

In the 15 years since its founding, WLP has raised more than $6 million to assist students and faculty members. More than $1 million of that has been in scholarship support awarded to almost 1,000 students.
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Charting a Groundbreaking Course, Together

The USF Jabil Innovation Institute will provide new experiential learning opportunities and skills for students in the College of Engineering and Muma College of Business, which will ultimately make them more competitive in the job market.
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A Step Up for the Underserved

Christine Schlesinger always knew she had a calling. An immigrant bornin Germany, caring for the underprivileged and underserved was her passion and soon became her life’s work.
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Vision and Generosity

When planning her estate, Clara Cooper wanted to leave a significant legacy for both her students and the university that had given her so much. When she passed away, Cooper left the bulk of her estate to create the Clara Cooper Endowed Fund for the Humanities Institute at USF.
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119,411,948

FY 2019-20 Total Commitment

37,893

Total Donors in FY20

9,837,240

Scholarship $ Raised FY20