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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. 


Hortons Support Education at USF and Academy Prep

Through their investment in education — both at the University of South Florida and Academy Prep — Miriam and Oscar Horton are paving a pathway to success and helping grow both the academy and university to be as big as their students' dreams.
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PAR: Combining Psychology and Philanthropy

Giving is in Psychological Assessment Resources Inc.'s DNA, says founders Bob and Cathy Smith. Over the last 35 years, they have helped train the next generation of psychology professionals by supporting scholarships, research and internships in the USF College of Arts and Sciences' psychology department.
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Easing the Way

Dan Johnson worked his way through college, and always thought it would be wonderful if students didn't have to work so hard to put themselves through school. Now, Dan and his wife, Tina, are taking action on that thought by supporting students in the USF School of Accountancy.
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An Eye Doctor with a Big Heart

According to Dr. Robert Fier, the real key to eye surgery is in the heart. Since the beginning of his career, Fier has generously given back his time and capital to help students and people in need.
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Young Alumnae Establish Scholarship to Pay it Forward

For these four alumnae, the scholarships they received as students sparked a desire to pass the gift on to the next generation of business women.
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A Bold Way to Connect with Young Alumni

Bulls of the Last Decade (BOLD) underscores the power of philanthropy and how important private support is to the university in transforming lives.
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