A NOTE FROM THE FOUNDATION
As we close the books on the 2018-19 fiscal year, we must thank Judy Genshaft, who retired as president on June 30. Judy ended her 19-year tenure as president just as those who know her would expect, by making a historic $23 million gift to name the Judy Genshaft Honors College and endow the college’s deanship with her husband, Steven Greenbaum.
You’ll read more about their significant gift in this Performance Report, along with several other highlights from another year of giving at USF.
Your generosity pushes USF to new heights. Because of your continual support, we raised nearly $112 million during the 2018-19 fiscal year for new scholarships, academic programs and research. It should also be a mark of great pride for you and all of us that our endowment has reached $513.5 million. By achieving this goal, USF has met all twelve metrics for preeminence.
Several of the stories in this Performance Report highlight the growing trend of women making significant gifts to the university. In addition to the Genshaft/Greenbaum gift to the Honors College, these include a naming gift from Monica Wooden to the Monica Wooden Center for Supply Chain Management and Sustainability and an endowed deanship from USF St. Petersburg benefactors Kate Tiedemann and Ellen Cotton.
You’ll also read about how Don and Penny Butz and Dr. Julian Newman are supporting the areas they are passionate about through planned gifts; why a young alumnus is setting up an endowment for future students in the Muma College of Business; how an engineering alumnus’ Florida Lottery windfall allowed him to pay it forward; and much more.
We say it every year, but it really can’t be said too often. Thank you for everything you do, for your unwavering commitment and determination to make USF one of the best universities in the state, the nation and the world.
It is a time of significant growth and change at USF as we welcome Steven C. Currall, Ph.D., as our seventh president. We are a university with great momentum and are excited for the new chapter that has only just begun.
RAY "CHIP" NEWTON III
USF Foundation Board
Retired CEO, USF Foundation
Senior Vice President
University Advancement & Alumni Affairs