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. 


Grateful Giving

Over the years, the generosity of Dean Martin and his late wife, Barbara, created new opportunities for students at USF through 10 named endowments and nearly $650,000 in giving.
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Placemaking for a Better Tomorrow

Lifelong Tampa natives Michael Paonessa and his husband, Robert Iles, are placemakers dedicated to building a better tomorrow.
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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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Endowment Assets Through FY21


FY 2020-21 Total Commitment


Scholarship $ Raised FY21