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USF College of Education joins state-wide ElevatED Giving Challenge

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The ElevatED Challenge aims to receive 500 donations during the week-long giving campaign, taking place Nov. 22-30.

The University of South Florida (USF) College of Education has joined eight other Florida colleges and universities for the ElevateED Challenge— a donor participation competition aimed at raising money in support of education.

Gifts can be made to support USF in this challenge by visiting With a focus on the total number of participants rather than specific dollar goals, gifts of as little as five dollars will count toward overall participation goals.

Launched in 2019, Project ElevatED is an initiative created to help change the conversation surrounding education careers and to help recruit, prepare and retain the next generation of educators in Florida.

Gifts to USF’s College of Education support ongoing initiatives to attract accomplished, articulate and passionate individuals to the education profession. Areas of focus for the College of Education that are supported by private donations include:

  • Increasing Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion
  • Strengthening Partnerships with School District Partners and Community Organizations
  • Improving the Quality of USF’s Teacher Preparation Programs
  • Bolstering the SunCoast Area Teacher Training program, the College of Education’s Honors Program

“The USF College of Education is proud to participate in the ElevatED Challenge and to partner with other Florida universities to shine a spotlight on the teaching profession and inspire our donors to give in support of education,” said R. Anthony Rolle, PhD, Dean of the USF College of Education. “It’s because of the generous support of our donors that we can build upon our incredible momentum and continue offering world-class programs, conducting innovative research and supporting the talented faculty, staff and students who call our College of Education home.”

As part of this initiative, the USF College of Education is challenging its students, faculty, alumni, and friends of the university to help elevate education by making a gift of any size to a USF fund of their choosing. This giving challenge will close on Giving Tuesday on Nov. 30.

More information about Project ElevatED is available on the initiative’s website at

The goal of Project ElevatED is to have 500 donors to participate in this collaborative challenge. By supporting the USF College of Education, you will empower the next generation of educators and enable them to become leaders in their communities.

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About the USF College of Education:

As the home for more than 2,200 students and 130 faculty members across three campuses, the University of South Florida College of Education offers state-of-the-art teacher training and collegial graduate studies designed to empower educational leaders. Our college is nationally accredited by the Council for the Accreditation of Educator Preparation (CAEP), and our educator preparation programs are fully approved by the Florida Department of Education.