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Johnnie Giffin and Amy King

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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Three USF start-ups receive grants to commercialize new inventions and antibiotics

An AI-driven technology that can improve communication abilities for individuals with speech or language impairments, a new surface coating that reduces heat retention to cool surfaces during hot weather and a novel medicine to combat antibiotic resistance are the products of three start-up companies that have recently received Foundation Bull Ring Accelerator Grants.

March 4, 2024Research and Innovation

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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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University of South Florida names College of Public Health building after Samuel P. Bell, III

The late Samuel P. Bell III, is considered the “father” of USF’s College of Public Health and was a longtime champion of USF and Florida residents. The former House leader and husband of USF President Emerita Betty Castor passed away on March 14.

October 10, 2023USF Health

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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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USF and Truist Foundation to launch smart manufacturing certificate program in East Tampa

Truist Foundation has awarded USF a $684,000 grant, facilitating a multiyear effort that benefits local residents and small to large manufacturers.

June 23, 2023Community Partnerships, USF Foundation

Board of Trustees Chair Will Weatherford, Judy Genshaft Honors College Dean Charles Adams, President Rhea Law, President Emerita Judy Genshaft, Steve Greenbaum and former Board of Trustees Chair Jordan Zimmerman

USF unveils historic new Judy Genshaft Honors College building

The five-story, 85,000-square-foot facility will serve USF’s most accomplished and talented students from every undergraduate college and strengthen the university’s position to attract the top talent within the state of Florida and beyond.

May 12, 2023USF Foundation, University News

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Record number of donors support University of South Florida during Giving Week

More than 7,000 donors — a new record — gave generously to support students on all three University of South Florida campuses during Giving Week 2023.

April 24, 2023USF Foundation

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