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. 

Alumnus’ Winning Ticket for Bulls Engineers

When Tampa business owner Krishna Barri ’03 won $14.5 million in a December 2018 Lotto drawing, he decided to share his good fortune.
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The Opportunity to Choose

Recognizing how pivotal his experiences with the Real Estate Society and his internship were to his career success, Noah Shaffer wanted to provide future students the ability to have similar experiences.
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A Lifetime of Service, a Commitment to USF

Being in the Peace Crops was one of the most exciting times of their lives, and what they observed there would plant the seed for their philanthropic support of the University of South Florida decades later.
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Supporting Supply Chain in a Big Way

Supply chain and logistics is a multibillion dollar industry that created 30,000 jobs in Florida alone over a two-year period. Monica Wooden helps USF students get a seat at the table.
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A Father’s Influence Motivates Giving to USF

$1.2 million planned gift added to Newman Endowed Scholarship Fund
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A Historic Gift from a History-making President

Longtime Honors College supporters Judy Genshaft and Steven Greenbaum make a transformative gift to construct a new building for the college.
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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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