USF Foundation Sets Record

The Foundation received $111 million in donations for the USF: Unstoppable Campaign this fiscal year.


By Lara Wade

USF News


TAMPA, Fla. (Aug. 25, 2011) – The University of South Florida Foundation announced the successful completion of a historic fundraising year, with more than $111 million raised for the ongoing USF: Unstoppable Campaign.  Giving during the 2010-2011 fiscal year outpaced the best previous year for the USF System by more than $30 million.


During the course of the fiscal year, benefactors to the USF System provided more than $72 million in support of academic programs, $20 million toward facility construction and over $11 million toward new scholarships. USF System President Judy Genshaft and her husband, Steven Greenbaum, gave $1 million to create a new passport scholars program. The endowed fund allows USF System students realize their dreams of pursuing educational opportunities overseas.


“The success of the USF: Unstoppable Campaign is a credit to everyone who believes that education is the key to creating a successful future for our students, our region and our nation,” Genshaft said. “Together, the tens of thousands of people who have contributed to our campaign are building a dynamic, optimistic and forward-moving university that is having a true global impact.”


The number of donors represented by this record generosity was equally impressive, with 44,837 benefactors giving to the USF System.


Among those giving to the USF System were members of the System’s faculty and staff. More than 2,700 faculty and staff members gave more than $4 million to the USF: Unstoppable Campaign.


Joel Momberg, CEO of the USF Foundation and Senior Vice President for Advancement, said that the year is reflective of the passion so many feel for the USF System and its educational mission.


“Our fundraising success is further proof of the tremendous investment of time, talent and treasure that our communities have made in the USF System.  People have seen firsthand the extraordinary benefit that a strong university system provides to almost every aspect of everyday life,” said Momberg. “Their generosity has, in turn, improved the living and learning environments enjoyed by our faculty and students, and furthered progress in reaching new frontiers of knowledge.”


Lara Wade can be reached at 813-974-9060.