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. 

Two Longtime USF Bulls Football Fans Go Deep With their Support – In the Form of a Planned Gift

Shari Gray, a USF alumna and a fiscal and business analyst at the university, and husband David Gray are diehard Bulls football fans. But they also happen to be proud donors to USF Athletics. Their recent estate gift, made through the Office of Gift Planning, will help student-athletes who transfer to USF from junior college complete their degrees if their scholarship money runs out before they graduate.
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Not Missing A Beat

University of South Florida alumnus Bill Daggett knows the meaning of hard work and perseverance. A retired Temple Terrace police officer, Daggett has selflessly served his community both in his career and personal life. He’s passionate about giving back, and knows that small, steady efforts – made over a long period of time – can add up to something big.
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Lorene Hall-Jennings: Anonymous Scholarship Support

I was a recipient of the staff “Dollars for Scholars” scholarship when I was finishing my degree at USF. Someone anonymously, and generously, donated to this fund and it really touched my life and helped alleviate some of the financial burden of going back to school.
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Helping Veterans Transition

Her gift helps USF provide a pathway to success for student veterans.
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Tapping into a new career

A new brewing arts program at USF St. Petersburg is helping aspiring beer-makers learn their craft.
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Lending a Helping Hand

Firsthand experience inspired Alan and Sandee Steinberg to create a scholarship to help a qualified student attend USFSP.
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A Philosophy to Live By

Betty Schoenbaum has always believed that the joy of giving is the joy of living.
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