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. 

A Boost for Promising Female Scholars

Jane Applegate, who served as dean of the USF College of Education from 1997-2001, knew she wanted to do something to advance women at USF. But it wasn't until a couple of friends pointed her toward WLP that she found the right fit for her gift.
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Sound Values to Live By

Farr said his Sigma Nu experience at the University of South Florida provided a positive foundation that has carried through the rest of his life — through graduate school, through his career as a real estate attorney and through his personal life, raising two daughters.
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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 Corps 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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