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University of South Florida hits fundraising record with more than $151 million in gifts

"These funds will provide scholarships and enhanced learning environments for our students – preparing them for their entrance into the workforce," Law said.

Philanthropic gifts from the University of South Florida community exceeded $151 million in fiscal year 2021-22, the highest amount in the institution’s nearly 70-year history.

Rhea Law

“Our university has a history of setting ambitious goals and surpassing expectations,” said USF President Rhea Law, in a statement. “I want to convey my deep gratitude to the thousands of USF donors who made this remarkable, record-setting achievement possible. It demonstrates how our community is investing in USF like never before, which will only help fuel our upward trajectory and lead to even greater impact on our students, faculty, region and beyond.”

The $151.8 million raised during the past year represents gifts from more than 34,000 donors, including more than 6,300 new donors who made their first gifts this year, the statement said.

“It is so gratifying to see the aspirations of our students being powered by the generosity of our community,” Law told TBBW. “These funds will provide scholarships and enhanced learning environments for our students – preparing them for their entrance into the workforce.”

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