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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 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

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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, 2022USF Athletics, 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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