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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.
Renee Seay Office Manager/Membership Services Coordinator Campus Recreation Center

“I would like to see the university have the highest contribution possible, the 90th or 100th percentile. That would be Bull-terrific!”

Starting at the University of South Florida in 1989, Renee Seay transferred from University of Florida and began working for Student Employment/Financial Aid. Her journey to now even led her to serving as the Staff Senate President from 2000 until 2006. Presently the Office Manager/Membership Services Coordinator at the USF Campus Recreation Center, Renee has done a little bit of everything at the University of South Florida. She is currently in her second term as the president of the USF Club, a social group for faculty, staff and friends of the university and community!

Renee has been a dedicated donor since her beginning at the University. Renee and her husband continually supports the Campus Recreation Fund, Dollars for Scholars and Athletics. Their pledge is automatically renewed. Being able to give back to USF provides Renee with a sense of doing her part to help others. Being part of the USF community is extremely important to her. “We can make a change.”

On her office walls you will find multiple word art quotes, all positive and uplifting. One particular phrase stands out when discussing philanthropic acts. “The journey of a thousand miles begins with one step”. Renee adds, “our philosophy needs to change.” She believes that one does not have to contribute a lot, even small amounts add up. She stresses giving to the campaign by way of payroll deduction. “Payroll deduction process provides Faculty & Staff the opportunity to give just a dollar or two bi-weekly without even realizing it was deducted. That is less than a Starbucks cup of coffee or even a soft drink. Every little bit is important and worthwhile, no matter what the contribution.”

How exactly does Renee influence others to give back? "Small giveaways help and they can provide an incentive to those that may want a little something in return." More importantly, Renee wholeheartedly believes in being charitable. She explains that it is not just students who benefit from donor’s kind contributions. Certain funds are set up to solely to aid staff who are in the process of acquiring an education. To Renee, giving has “just been a full circle”. While obtaining an education of her own at USF, she first handedly reaped the benefits of the Faculty & Staff Campaign Fund. Her vision of the Faculty & Staff Campaign? “I would like to see the university have the highest contribution possible, the 90th or 100th percentile. That would be Bull-terrific!”

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24% of USF employees have participated in the Faculty & Staff Campaign.THANK YOU!