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Pride Month celebrates USF’s LGBTQ+ community

The University of South Florida is proud to support its LBGTQ+ community during Pride Month and throughout the year with an active network of organizations that host events, provide resources and work to serve and support these communities.

June 1, 2022Campus Life, Community Partnerships, Student Success

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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

Jeff and Penny Vinik

USF receives $5 million gift from Jeff and Penny Vinik to support an on-campus stadium

The University of South Florida’s plan to build an on-campus football stadium received a significant vote of confidence and generous philanthropic support with the announcement of a $5 million gift from Jeff and Penny Vinik – longtime supporters of USF.

April 6, 2022Athletics, University News

USF celebrates the announcement and grand opening of the new Bellini Center for Talent Development.

USF receives a $10.6 million gift to establish center focused on enhancing the talent pipeline for Tampa Bay employers

The University of South Florida today announced a $10.6 million gift and celebrated the grand opening of a new center, which will benefit all students in the Muma College of Business and ultimately businesses in the Tampa Bay area.

March 24, 2022University News

John and Naida Ramil

Longtime trustee announces $1.1M gift, USF alumni courtyard named in honor of John and Naida Ramil

The University of South Florida’s longest serving member of the Board of Trustees, whose historic time on the board started when it was formed in 2001, has ended his tenure with the announcement of a $1.1 million gift to support his alma mater.

March 8, 2022University News

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USF committee recommends site for on-campus football stadium, $5 million gift announced to advance the project

The University of South Florida’s vision to build an on-campus football stadium took a significant step forward today, with a recommended site selected and a $5 million gift for the project announced.

March 8, 2022University News

University of South Florida: A Preeminent Research University

Philanthropist Timothy Ubben gives $5 million to USF Health to fight pulmonary fibrosis

The University of South Florida announced today a $5 million gift to the USF Foundation from Timothy Ubben to create the Ubben Family Center for Pulmonary Fibrosis. Housed in the USF Health Morsani College of Medicine, the center will increase research to fight pulmonary fibrosis, a disease that causes lung scarring.

December 13, 2021USF Health, University News

USF faculty and administrators receiving a $1 million check from Reliance Medical Centers

USF receives $1 million gift to support aging education and research

The University of South Florida today announced a $1 million gift from Reliance Medical Centers to the College of Behavioral and Community Sciences and USF Health to support innovative programs that focus on geriatric health care.

November 18, 2021USF Health, University News

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Gift of $1 million will benefit USF honors students

The University of South Florida today announced that the Student Leadership Center in the new Judy Genshaft Honors College building will be named in recognition of Claudia McCorkle, a passionate supporter of the college who donated $1 million to the USF Foundation in support of the facility’s construction.

November 9, 2021University News

Donors and recipients at a recent Latino Scholarship Program event

Celebrating 30 years of the USF Latino Scholarship Program at USF

Founded in 1992 by generous members of the Latino community, the Latino Scholarship Program creates pathways to higher education for Latinx students and provides them with tools for success upon graduation. Since its inception, LSP has awarded more than $4.2 million to over 600 graduates. With nearly 70 endowed and annual scholarships, the program currently supports more than 40 new and 100 returning students.

October 7, 2021University News

The first cohort of students participating in the Eileen Hoffman Hafer UMatter Program with the program team at USF’s St. Petersburg campus.

USF receives $1.2 million gift to expand assistance to students with intellectual disabilities

The University of South Florida today announced a $1.2 million gift from Andrew and Eileen Hafer to benefit UMatter, an innovative, inclusive postsecondary education program in the USF College of Education created to provide young people with intellectual disabilities the opportunity to experience higher education and campus life.

September 30, 2021University News

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