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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.
Eric Wheeler Computer Support Specialist Office of Research & Innovation

"By encouraging donations to causes at USF, you end up creating an effect where everyone ends up benefiting...the employees become more invested within the Institution. I think that provides a climate that makes everyone more supportive of the cause of USF."

Eric Wheeler received his Master's of Fine Arts from the University of South Florida in 1998, and upon graduation, "I switched gears so that I could remain at the University and I got a job which I thought would be 'temporary' at the time in the Fall of 1998, within the Office of Research, and now, even though my job titles have changed I am still working in the Office of Research."

As an employee of USF, Eric has been involved with the Faculty & Staff Campaign for the University of South Florida. Even though his day to day work involves computer support, presentations, web development, and technical expertise, Eric's giving is routed in his experience as a USF student. "When I was in my MFA program I received the Jean Rozier Winter Fellowship and it was a nice financial support. When I got involved with the Faculty & Staff Campaign my eyes focused right in Fine Arts, and I wanted to give back to that department...giving back to what supported me when I was in graduate school."

Eric sees giving to the University of South Florida as an opportunity to support the Institution outside of your professional capacity. "I think there are other ways to support your staff, and by encouraging them to donate to causes at USF, you end up creating an effect where everyone ends up benefiting...the employees not only are able to take classes and do other things besides work at the University, but they also become more invested within the Institution. I think that provides a climate that makes everyone more supportive of the cause of USF."

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33% of USF employees have participated in the Faculty & Staff Campaign.THANK YOU!