Why I Give

Stories of your generosity

Why I Give

Giving to the University of South Florida is an investment, not only in USF, but in the community. That's why your gift is so profound. It elevates the university, makes the community a better place and perhaps best of all, encourages others to make an investment. 

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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Support in Every Way

Though Cindy Kane ’76 has invested countless hours of her time into WLP, Kane and her husband, Mark, recently decided to make a generous financial investment in the future of the organization.
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Endowment Assets Through FY19


FY 2018-19 Total Commitment


Scholarship $ Raised FY19