Year after year, it's exciting to watch the University of South Florida grow and exceed all expectations. And this past year was no exception. We know all of the progress and achievements USF has earned stems from a simple - yet powerful - philosophy that has guided this institution for six decades:  All that we do flows from all that you do.

And once again, you - our donors - have risen to the occasion. Each one of you helped make this past fiscal year an historic one. We raised more than $89 million to create scholarships, enhance our academic programs and fuel our strategic growth. In the process, your generosity and drive pushed us beyond our $1 billion fundraising goal.

The fact that we accomplished this a year ahead of schedule is a testament to your commitment and determination to help USF reach new heights. This Performance Report showcases stories that define the unstoppable spirit - a refusal to settle for anything short of excellence - that guides all of us. That trait was demonstrated powerfully by Emaleigh Rivell, a USF sophomore who lost her life too soon. Her parents are continuing her legacy through a gift, fittingly named the Emaleigh Dawn Rivell "Never Settle" Scholarship. 

As you read on, you'll learn how they turned their loss into hope by helping students fulfill their educational dreams. They are not alone in their desire to make a difference in the USF community. The stories that follow show how each and every gift comes together to make a comprehensive and transformational impact upon this university. And we at the University of South Florida Foundation proudly, and gratefully, say thank you.

As we said, we reached our $1 billion fundraising goal a full year early. That doesn't mean we're done; it's incentive to see how successful we can make these final months of the USF: Unstoppable campaign.

We're pretty sure it's going to be incredible - thanks to you!

USF Foundation Board


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