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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. 


For the Love of Science

On the heels of his retirement, Gerhard "Gerry" Meisels is making one last drive to bolster the University of South Florida — a generous legacy gift to create an endowed chair in chemistry.
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Cancer Survivor and Grateful Patient Gives Back

To show his gratitude to his doctor for giving him the opportunity to continue living a normal life, William Jacobsen established the William Jacobsen Program for Colorectal Education and Research to support the Division of Colon and Rectal Surgery at USF Health.
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A Life of Service, Honored

WLP member Dee Garcia established the WLP/Margaret Ann Susko "Counting Angels" Scholarship as a way to memorialize her mother on what would have been her 100th birthday.
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A Secure Legacy

Before the late Joe Rogers got his first computer — a toy from Radio Shack he held on to his whole life — before he helped build the USF computer network or won the DEFCON hacking competition, he was just a little boy, curious about the way things worked.
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Beautiful Inside and Out

Rachel Barcellona ’21 is a model, singer and award-winning beauty queen. Her outward appearance, however, pales in comparison to the light that shines within.
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Coming Full Circle

After a lifetime of championing scholarships for others, Margarita Gonzalez ’85 is attending the USF Latino Scholarship Ceremony as the founder of her own endowed scholarship.
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Total Donors in FY21


FY 2020-21 Total Commitment


Endowment Assets Through FY21