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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.
Helaine and Peter Fazio Retired Office Manager President's Office

"Seeing the end result of providing student scholarships is very rewarding. It is worth a lot to know that you have impacted a life, and we keep trying to do that everyday."

Helaine and Peter Fazio share a great deal in common; they grew up in the same area of the Bronx, were high school sweethearts and have been married for over 34 years. Their commonalities continue in their employment and their philanthropic interests at the University of South Florida.

Shortly after moving to Florida, Peter started working at USF, and the Fazios started giving back financially to USF, an activity that they have continued and strengthened over time. "We started giving because the Faculty & Staff Campaign is a great program and there was a sense of giving back that is important...we keep giving because we think what USF is doing is important...this University is making a difference."

Helaine and Peter set up an endowed scholarship which supports an Honors College student in their academic pursuit. This scholarship served as a way for Helaine and Peter to honor their deceased parents who were strong proponents of education and always said "make sure you get an education; make sure you go to college."

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