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The Faculty & Staff Campaign for the University of South Florida is a fundraising effort that allows you, the employees of USF, to make a gift to the area of your choice at the University. These gifts stay at USF, and make a lasting impact in each area that you choose to support.
Ben Ellinor Associate Vice President for Finance and Administration USF Sarasota-Manatee

"The Faculty & Staff Campaign for the University of South Florida allows people to contribute to any aspect of the University. People generally are supportive of the Campaign because it allows them to support what they want to support."

For Ben Ellinor, giving has always been a part of who he is. "I am from a family that has always given, it is just a part of who we are. I learned from my grandmother - she was the inspiration for me, and that is why I do it. You do it for the areas that you are passionate about."

The Faculty & Staff Campaign for the University of South Florida has facilitated Ben's giving to the USF area of his choice. "We have found that the Campaign allows people to contribute to any aspect of the University...people generally are supportive of the Campaign because it allows them to support what they want to support." Employees of USF Sarasota-Manatee are an example of that, "...specifically, here in Sarasota-Manatee we have this brand new facility. Last year, employees were very eager to contribute to that; it was a very physical, tangible thing that you can put your hands on and the result is a really nice building with enhancements that would not have been possible had employees not been able to contribute to that specific cause."

Ben changes his USF areas of support from one year to another based on what opportunities there are to contribute to, but he remains a loyal donor to the University, because he believes it is the right thing to do. "The University enhances us personally and professionally and I think this is an opportunity for us to give back to the University."

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54% of USF employees have participated in the Faculty & Staff Campaign.THANK YOU!