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. 

 
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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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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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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Empowering the Next Generation of Engineers

Growing up, Chris Dennis always felt a strong sense of duty and honor. At 18 years old, he enlisted in the United States Navy, eager to serve his country and begin his career. Years later, that same drive would lead to a significant gift to empower the next generation of students at the University of South Florida.
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49,046

Total Donors in FY17

4,455

First Time Individual Donors

323,370

Proud USF Alumni