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 Bull Still Paying it Forward

While his friends and family used their experience at USF as a launching point for their careers, Dominic “Dick” Puglisi dedicated himself to advancing the university that changed his life.
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Planning Ahead, Way Ahead

J.B. Wright ’05 wanted to leave a legacy for the USF College of Engineering, which has taken the shape of $50,000 in his estate plan to create the J.B. Wright Scholarship Fund.
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Honoring Quincey Upshaw

After Quincey Davidsen Vierling Upshaw died of cervical cancer in 2018, her family created an award to carry on her legacy.
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Scholarships for Future Doctors

Worried the expense would deter students from enrolling in medical school, Morton "Phil" Stanson and Bill Toshok wanted to help relieve some of the cost for the next generation of doctors.
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A New Way to Give

In November 2019, Jerry and Sue Ellen Addicott celebrated their 25th wedding anniversary, which also marked 21 years of consistent giving to WUSF Public Media. And thanks to supporters like the Addicotts, the music they love plays on.
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Powerful Women Powering Philanthropy

Visionary women have created a culture of philanthropy at USF that has inspired others to give.
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Endowment Assets Through FY19


Total Donors in FY19


Total First Time Individual Donors in FY19