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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

A rendering showing the Student Leadership Center in the Judy Genshaft Honors College

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

Student plays the guitar in front of an LED wall donated to USF

Gift of more than $500,000 in cutting-edge technology equipment will benefit USF mass communications students, faculty

The University of South Florida today announced a gift from Diamond View Studios and Vū Technologies to the College of Arts and Sciences to support virtual production education and training in the Zimmerman School of Advertising & Mass Communications.

September 15, 2021University News

Rendering of USF Football Indoor Practice Facility

University of South Florida raises more than $100 million in private gifts for the third straight year

Even in the midst of the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic, the University of South Florida community rallied together during fiscal year 2021 to support students, faculty and staff by raising in excess of $110 million.

August 3, 2021University News

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USF receives $1.4 million gift to support student access to higher education

The University of South Florida today announced a $1.4 million gift from Helios Education Foundation to benefit the Florida College Access Network, a statewide organization hosted at USF with a mission that supports student success.

March 24, 2021University News

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USF receives $3 million gift to benefit the College of Marine Science

The University of South Florida today announced a $3 million gift to the USF Foundation that will benefit students in the College of Marine Science. The estate gift from Anne Von Rosenstiel, who passed away in December 2019, will be divided between two existing endowments established by Von Rosenstiel and her late husband, Werner.

January 25, 2021University News

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Celebrating the life and work of Skip Gandy

The USF Libraries celebrate the life and work of George “Skip” Gandy IV, 1942-2020. A Florida native, Gandy’s childhood on Davis Islands shaped him into becoming an avid outdoorsman, environmental activist, and an honored donor to USF.

December 23, 2020University News

David Miga

USF receives $2 million gift from local entrepreneur to benefit the College of Engineering

The University of South Florida today announced a $2 million gift to the USF Foundation that will benefit students and faculty in the College of Engineering. The estate gift from David Miga, owner and president of Electronic Design Specialists, will establish the David Miga Endowed Scholarship for Electrical Engineering and create the David T. Miga Innovation Facility Fund.

December 9, 2020University News

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Helios Education Foundation awards grant to USF to help grow Black student enrollment

The University of South Florida announced today that it has received a grant from Helios Education Foundation to further the university’s long-standing commitment to student success for underrepresented populations.

December 2, 2020University News

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