The memories from a milestone continue to fill us with pride as we reflect on another year of giving at the University of South Florida. It seems hard to believe that a year has passed since we stood shoulder to shoulder on a stage inside the Amalie Arena, basking in the glow of boldly raising a billion dollars as a result of your unstoppable generosity.

Whether you were there with us in person, or there in spirit, your selfless giving and desire to continually elevate and enrich USF is never something we take for granted. Thanks to your unwavering support, we raised nearly $86 million during the 2017-18 fiscal year to create new scholarships, broaden our academic programs and celebrate a new momentous achievement: being officially designated as Preeminent by our State University’s Board of Governors, the highest designation that a university in Florida can achieve. USF was also awarded a chapter of the Phi Beta Kappa Society, the most distinguished national honor organization in America.

This Performance Report reflects many of the highlights you have helped make possible - such as a look back at our historic USF: Unstoppable campaign; a glimpse of USF’s highest fundraising priorities this year – USF Health at Water Street and the USF Football Center; the transformative impact of Helios Black Leadership Network Scholarship Endowment; Bank of America Charitable Foundation’s gift to USF St. Petersburg to provide students hands-on experience in wealth management in a state-of-the-art new center; the establishment of a major pre-nursing scholarship fund at USF Sarasota Manatee; and much more, including an uplifting tale of the last official gift made to the USF: Unstoppable campaign.

We’ve said it before, yet can’t say it enough. Thank you for all you do, year after year, through your constant commitment and determination to take USF to new heights.

USF Foundation Board


CEO, USF Foundation
Senior Vice President
University Advancement & Alumni Affairs