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USF to receive $3 million gift to support writing and communication students

The gift from Honey Rand, a USF alumna, local public relations practitioner and author, will establish a creative writing retreat in the college’s Humanities Institute and support students who are studying writing and communication.

May 8, 2024USF Foundation

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Giving Week 2024 breaks all campaign records

Alumni and friends came together to champion a wide variety of programs, from student scholarships to food pantry support. Of the record-setting 9,259 Giving Week donors, 1,408 gave to the university for the first time. The overall total included a 70% increase in alumni donors from the previous year.

April 25, 2024USF Foundation

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USF receives $1 million gift to provide St. Petersburg campus students with scholarships

The generous gift comes from Tampa Bay area resident Johnnie Giffin, who established a new USF Women in Leadership & Philanthropy scholarship to honor her late mother and USF alumna, Fay Baynard, who died in 2017.

April 1, 2024USF Foundation

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USF receives $2.7 million gift to support student scholarships

The gift from late Palm Harbor resident and former NASA engineer Tom Tiedemann will support students in the College of Engineering, the College of Nursing and the School of Physical Therapy & Rehabilitation Sciences, which is housed in the Morsani College of Medicine.

March 19, 2024USF Foundation

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Surprise celebration honors Tampa Bay philanthropists Carol and Frank Morsani

The enduring impact Frank and Carol Morsani have had in the Tampa Bay area and beyond was commemorated in a joint show of appreciation hosted by representatives from USF, the University of Tampa, Moffitt Cancer Center and the Straz Center for the Performing Arts – institutions the Morsanis have supported over the years.

February 5, 2024USF Foundation

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USF Sarasota-Manatee celebrates progress on new student center and residence hall with scholarship, naming announcements

USF students who live in the new residence halls set to open this fall on the Sarasota-Manatee campus are eligible for up to $4,000 in scholarships to help shape the campus’s first residential community.

January 22, 2024Campus Life, USF Foundation

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USF releases first renderings of new on-campus stadium, announces $6 million gift

USF has revealed a first look at the university’s transformational on-campus stadium by releasing three renderings of the new facility and announced a $6 million gift from the USF Federal Credit Union. A groundbreaking ceremony is scheduled for fall 2024.

December 5, 2023USF Athletics, USF Foundation, University News

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USF Sarasota-Manatee's Brunch on the Bay raises $465,000 for student scholarships, campus initiatives

A sold-out crowd gathered for the marquee fundraising event for the University of South Florida Sarasota-Manatee campus, taking place in the shadow of a new $42.3 million, 100,000-square-foot student center and residence hall under construction.

November 7, 2023USF Foundation

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Tampa General Hospital and USF team up to strengthen pipeline of nurses with training and education

TGH is investing $4.4 million over six years to support the planning, construction and implementation of the new lab, which will be named the Tampa General Hospital USF Health College of Nursing Simulation Lab.

September 28, 2023USF Foundation

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USF receives $25M gift from Tampa General Hospital to support USF Athletics District

The $25 million investment will name the USF Athletics District and the Tampa General Hospital Center for Athletic Excellence, which will feature key space for clinical behavioral health services.

September 7, 2023USF Athletics, USF Foundation, University News

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USF Muma College of Business sets record with over $1 million in student scholarships

The University of South Florida Muma College of Business kicked off the new school year by hitting a major milestone: more than $1 million dollars in scholarships awarded to students for the 2023-2024 academic year.

August 28, 2023Student Success, USF Foundation

University of South Florida sets new records for total donors and funds committed in a single year

University of South Florida sets new records for total donors and funds committed in a single year

The University of South Florida received more than $157 million in philanthropic commitments last fiscal year from over 37,500 donors, setting records for both financial generosity and the number of supporters who chose to invest.

July 25, 2023USF Foundation

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