2014-2015 News

#USFGivingTuesday is a New Holiday Tradition and It’s Not Too Late to Give!

On December 2nd, the Office of Community Engagement and Partnerships launched a #USFGivingTuesday campaign. It's not too late to give to the OCEP fund at the USF Foundation–just click here.

Charitable organizations all over the country are turning the Black Friday, Cyber Monday fervor into a movement to create a national day of giving. Giving Tuesday was started in 2012 by the 92nd Street Y and the United Nations Foundation as a response to commercialization and consumerism in the post-Thanksgiving season. In its first year, Giving Tuesday raised $10 million worldwide, and last year, it nearly doubled to $19.2 million.

This year, the #unselfie phenomenon began, and we will soon learn the impact of this cyber phenomenon.

All of us at OCEP believe strongly in the importance of philanthropy, so we joined the #USFunselfie revolution. #unselfies provide the opportunity to share with others why you give and to get others in the community involved in the spirit of giving. We hope that this will be the start of a bigger movement to make selflessness a major part of the holiday season. We know the power of giving of one's self, and we hear the messages over and over again from students and faculty who love participating in service-learning. Our office is here to facilitate service-learning, engaged collaborative research, and community engagement opportunities at USF.

It's not too late. If you still wish to give to the OCEP fund at the USF Foundation, click here. We are fund 600028.

Or, if you want to make a donation through the Faculty/Staff campaign and payroll deduction, click here. When you have the opportunity to select a fund, add 600028 and click "Add fund" to be able to donate directly to the Office of Community Engagement fund.


                                                                                 Harold Keller


                                                                    Barbara Lamphere


                                                                             Jo Averill-Snell


                                                                             Bonnie Silvestri


                                                                                         Louis Gray


                                                                                 Jennifer Webb


                                                                                 Floyd Ballard


                                                                             Elizabeth Dunn