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Karen Holbrook stands at the podium near rendering of new building.

Brunch on the Bay raises $537,000 for Nursing/STEM building and student scholarships on USF Sarasota-Manatee campus

The 28th Annual Brunch on the Bay, the marquee benefit event for the University of South Florida’s Sarasota-Manatee campus, raised a record $537,000 — and counting — for construction of a new Nursing/STEM building and student scholarships.

November 8, 2022USF Foundation

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USF to receive $6 million gift to support biomedical engineering research

Anonymous donor's planned gift to benefit College of Engineering, Morsani College of Medicine.

October 18, 2022USF Foundation

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Tampa health care startup Verséa gifts COVID-19 test kits to the University of South Florida

Tampa-based health care startup Verséa has given thousands of diagnostic COVID-19 test kits to the University of South Florida for use by students on all three campuses. This gift – valued at over $1.1 million – aligns with Verséa's and USF's shared commitment to supporting the development and health of the Tampa Bay community.

September 23, 2022COVID-19, Community Partnerships, USF Foundation

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Tampa Electric to invest in visionary partnership with the University of South Florida

The $5 million gift will support the College of Engineering’s Clean Energy Research Center – the largest, single gift ever made to the college.

August 31, 2022Research and Innovation, USF Foundation

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University of South Florida Muma College of Business receives $5 million gift from Baldwin Risk Partners to grow the risk management and insurance program

Gift represents the largest donation in USF Sarasota-Manatee campus history. USF will re-name the school the Baldwin Risk Partners School of Risk Management and Insurance.

August 24, 2022USF Foundation, University News

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University of South Florida breaks fundraising record with over $151 million in gifts

Philanthropic gifts from the University of South Florida community exceeded $151 million in fiscal year 2021-22, the most generous level of support in the institution’s nearly 70-year history.

July 26, 2022USF Foundation, University News

Carol and Frank Morsani

Carol and Frank Morsani commit additional $7 million to support the University of South Florida

Latest gift will advance geriatrics, business and provide student scholarships. Combined with $5 million announced in March for an on-campus stadium, the couple have recently committed $12 million to USF.

June 28, 2022USF Foundation

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Record number of donors gave more than ever during University of South Florida’s Giving Week

A record number of donors — nearly 5,000 — gave more generously than ever to make a positive impact in the lives of students on all three University of South Florida campuses during Giving Week earlier this month.

April 21, 2022USF Foundation

Senior Vice President of Advancement & Alumni Affairs and USF Foundation CEO Jay Stroman, USF student Xiomara Montes Gil, Lynn Pippenger Dean of the Muma College of Business Moez Limayam, Ellen Cotton, Kate Tiedemann, USF President Rhea Law, House Speaker Chris Sprowls, St. Petersburg Mayor Ken Welch, USF St. Petersburg Regional Chancellor Martin Tadlock

Kate Tiedemann, Ellen Cotton give $14 million to enhance USF finance program

The $14 million gift will support the USF Muma College of Business’ vision to become a “hub of excellence” in fintech. Fintech, short for "financial technology," impacts everything from mobile banking and insurance to crowdfunding, blockchain, cryptocurrency and investment apps.

April 18, 2022Student Success, USF Foundation, University News

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