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The Mumas: A Legacy of Service

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A Culture Built on Ethics - Sigma Nu Fraternity
Starting a company from the ground up gave Les Muma the opportunity to create the organizational culture he wanted – a culture built around sound business ethics.

With their naming gift of $25 million - the largest single individual donation in USF's history - Pam and Les Muma leave an indelible mark on business education.

But, this is far from the only display of the Mumas' generosity. The couple, both USF alumni, have long been known for their civic service at USF and beyond. Today's gift brings the couple's total giving to $41.2 million, making them the largest individual donors in USF's history.

Since 1998, the Mumas have been changing lives at the College of Business through a full four year scholarship to graduates of Winter Haven Senior High School, which both Pam and Les attended. The Mumas' previous giving to USF has also made a difference in several other areas of the university, including USF Athletics, which features the Pam and Les Muma Basketball Center, and USF Health/Tampa General Hospital, which features the Muma Chair of Neonatology at USF Health, the Lisa Muma Weitz Cell Laboratory at USF Health and the Jennifer Leigh Muma Neonatal Intensive Care Unit at TGH.

Les Muma is a noted businessman in the technology field. In 1984, he co-founded Fiserv, Inc., a Fortune 500 company providing technology products and services to more than 17,000 financial institution clients worldwide. He served as president of the company from 1984 to 1999, and retired from Fiserv in 2006. Les had more than four decades of business experience when he retired, in a range of career positions in fields from data processing to information technology.

Les has served as both chair of the USF Foundation Board of Directors and as chair of the first phase of the USF: Unstoppable Campaign. He has also received USF's highest alumni honor, an Honorary Doctorate of Business Administration. The university has presented him with many other awards.

In 2003, he received the College of Business Free Enterprise Award. He has been named a community honoree by USF's Beta Gamma Sigma honor society as well.

Pam Muma is a noted philanthropist and community leader in Tampa Bay. A founding member of USF Women in Leadership & Philanthropy, she also serves as the chair of the Board of Directors of the Tampa General Hospital Foundation, is a member of the Florida Health Science Board of Directors, and is the past chairman of the board of Junior Achievement of Tampa Bay.

In 2008, Junior Achievement selected her from more than 138,000 volunteers nationwide to be honored with the Gold Leadership Award, the organization's highest award for volunteerism. In 2008, the local Association of Fundraising Professionals recognized both of them with the Philanthropist of the Year award.