Ambition is our Tradition
In 2014 Pam and Les Muma made a historic gift to name the USF Muma College of Business. Their gift recognized decades of hard work, innovation and excellence in education. For faculty and students alike, private philanthropy is the lifeblood of growth, helping us reach new heights, attract top talent and continue to elevate the prestige of our academic programs, research and corporate partnerships. In 2023, USF was invited to join the most prestigious organization in the country, the Association of American University (AAU). As an AAU member, our peers have become the most competitive schools in the country. To compete at this level, we need philanthropic support now more than ever before. There are many opportunities to support the college and its students and myriad forms of giving to consider. We invite you to be our partner in what is quickly becoming one of the greatest and fastest institutional rises in higher education history.
Top Three Giving Priorities
There are many opportunities donors are welcome to support. We ask that you consider the top priorities which will have the greatest impact on our long-term success.
Enhance Professorships and DirectorshipsCompeting against our AAU peers, we need to recruit and retain the most outstanding talent from across the globe. The primary way we can achieve this is through the endowment of faculty positions.
Unrestricted Funds for Unbudgeted PrioritiesAs we all know, life is full of surprises. At our dynamic, fast-paced institution, it is expected that situations will arise that call for additional financial support. By funding unbudgeted priorities, you empower us to address the needs of our students and faculty with haste so objectives can be reached without interruption or delay.
ScholarshipsIn the Muma College of Business, we award hundreds of thousands of dollars annually in scholarship funds. Student scholarships enable students in need to focus more of their time on their educational and research endeavors. This leads to a higher rate of student success and lifelong career success. If you are a student interested in applying for a scholarship and have questions, please contact our scholarship coordinator.