Women in Leadership & Philanthropy

The Women in Leadership & Philanthropy (WLP) program at USF is focused on engaging and educating its members in support of women and women's initiatives throughout the USF System and in our communities.

WLP was formed in 2005 with the leadership of USF System President Judy Genshaft, longtime USF supporter Carol Morsani, and Tampa Bay's leading philanthropists, business professionals and entrepreneurs to support a common purpose: promoting the educational and research endeavors of women throughout the university system. Members of WLP have opportunities to create bonds with students, faculty and each other and, in the process, help develop the next generation of women leaders.

Since our founding, WLP has distributed nearly $1 Million in scholarships and faculty research awards.  We celebrate the fact that WLP scholarship recipients have a 97% graduation rate. The significance of our impact is undeniable!

We invite you to join other WLP members, all leaders and philanthropists in their own right and who are committed to enhancing opportunities for women throughout the USF System. Your unique passion and experience are sure to improve our ability to fulfill our mission and to contribute to our local, national and global communities. Together, we can strengthen opportunities for women and in doing so, make Tampa Bay a better place to live and work.

WLP Leadership


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Executive Director
Women in Leadership & Philanthropy
University of South Florida Foundation
4202 E. Fowler Ave, ALC100 | Tampa, FL | 33620
Tampa, FL 33620

Meet Our Team

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Staff Assistant

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