$50,000 Investment Builds Financial Support for USF Students
USF announces a major investment to the Vivien Wang International Student Ambassador Fund in support of School of Management students.
Learn how generous gifts from donors have lasting impact on students, faculty and the campus community at University of San Francisco.
Ryan Sittauer ’04 and Nick Cirbo ’04 were instant friends after meeting as roommates and baseball teammates freshman year. They’ve since experienced numerous milestones together — graduation, weddings, fatherhood. Most recently, they each included USF in their estate plans.
USF's Muscat Scholars Program has a long history of helping first-generation students like Lina Vu ’23 acclimate to college life on the hilltop. Learn how the program has boosted her self-confidence and ensured success long beyond her first year.
Craig Newmark, the founder of Craigslist, made a $195,000 gift in support of the Leo T. McCarthy Center for Public Service and Common Good, an investment that will provide essential funding to the McCarthy Center’s fellowship programs and student awards.
Despite having to celebrate commencement season virtually, USF continues to find new and unique ways of recognizing the accomplishments of its diverse student body. Juno Chambers MA ’21 shares their experiences at USF and what it meant to them to be honored at this year’s Lavender Commencement for LGBTQIA+ graduates.
After being established last year, USF’s inaugural engineering cohort has had to adapt and grow under trying circumstances. Quang “Steven” La ’24, one of the 29 students to join the cohort, shares how his first year at the university has exceeded all of his expectations and more.
64 years ago marked the beginning of alumnus Hal Urban's ’62, MA ’66, EdD ’78 inspiring journey at USF. Decades later he continues to carry the values and spirit of what it means to be a USF Don. Learn more about how Urban is opening doors for future generations at the university
Janet Fogarty BA ’85, JD ’91, was joined by fellow alumna and philanthropist, Eva Monroe BA ’72, to discuss Women & Your Financial Future at the University of San Francisco’s Women in Leadership & Philanthropy Symposium. The pair offered five reasons to create and update your estate plan.
Reserve your spot for the 2022 Women in Leadership & Philanthropy Symposium. This year's event will be held at the St. Regis in San Francisco on March 10, 2022, and will feature Dr. Ellen Snee author of Lead: How Women in Charge Claim their Authority, and Sister Simone Campbell, a religious leader and attorney known for spearheading “Nuns on the Bus”.
USF is driven by a community that puts its passion for social justice to work every day. With the help of our donors, USF’s School of Education continues to cultivate new programs to raise enrollment rates and aid students and faculty members impacted by financial hardship.
Giving Tuesday is a global day of generosity where people from around the world give to organizations that aim to better our communities. The University of San Francisco Women in Leadership & Philanthropy Advisory Board came together and pledged over $21,000 to USF scholarships.
Two top Silicon Valley executives, Alfred Chaung ’82 and Vishal Sikka joined Moira Gunn, USF alumna, and professor in a virtual panel to discuss how their accomplishments in the tech world were influenced by values fostered through their Jesuit education.
Evelyn Fernandez Pedraza ’21 embodies the university’s core values as a dedicated social justice advocate. She credits USFs mentors, professors, and donors for helping her discover her voice and her passion.
Thu Huong Cao, a first-year student in the Master of Arts in Urban Education & Social Justice Program is the inaugural recipient of the Marin Diverse Educators Scholarship. Learn more about her commitment to educating youth of color.
USF longtime supporter Joe Cotchett established a scholarship to support undergraduate students at USF in memory of his close friends, Tessa and William Newsom. So far, he’s been joined by eight other donors to grow the scholarship. For Joe, this is only the beginning.
Susi Collins, a diversity, equity, and inclusion practitioner, is on a mission to empower women of color. Her passion for helping others led her to obtain a Masters in Nonprofit Administration at USF, and mentor others who aspire to do the work of diversity and inclusion.
On June 19, 2020, Dr. Clarence B. Jones, director of USFs Institute for Nonviolence and Social Justice sat down with Stephen Curry of the Golden State Warriors to discuss the power of generational activism and the importance of moving forward.
On June 24, the University of San Francisco’s Women in Leadership & Philanthropy initiative hosted a panel with alumni entrepreneurs who discussed navigating work, life, success, and balance in a world that has been altered during a pandemic. Learn how these entrepreneurs are learning to thrive in a new normal.
When COVID-19 was labeled as a worldwide pandemic, there was an exponential increase in demand for virus-fighting agents. USF education prepared Arthur Tay ’81 to step up to meet this challenge and provide the products that would help to keep residents safe from the life-threatening virus across Southeast Asia.
Shelter-in-place forced Bay Area teachers to reimagine their classrooms. While many things have changed, one thing hasn’t: their dedication and love for their students. Be inspired by a USF student and a USF alumna who sought to provide quality education for students during this challenging time.
More than $22.5 million in aid has been donated to support youth development and education in low-income communities around the Bay Area by the Warriors Community Foundation. Under the leadership of Nicole Lacob, the foundation continues to grow and provide opportunities for students in need.
As the hospitality industry faces major setbacks due to the pandemic, USF alumni-owned restaurants have had to make difficult decisions to stay afloat. Though the future is uncertain, they are giving back, supporting their staff, their communities, and reimagining their business models.
Miriam Uribe ‘17 and Audrey Cortes ‘09 needed guidance during their undergraduate years at USF. That’s where the Alumni Mentor Program came in. The program brings together the potential of current students and the life experience of alumni. Read more
As a result of the philanthropy of an anonymous donor, animals are getting a voice. The anonymous alumna donated $6.1 million to the School of Law in order to establish an endowed animal law chair, one of the largest in the university’s history.
Effective teaching doesn’t come in a single way, shape, or form, and the University Ministry Tutoring Program knows that. For the past twenty years, the program has continued to thrive off of the constant innovation and passion driven by its USF student tutors.
A big part of our story at USF is the university’s ongoing commitment to providing scholarships to students. To mark the end of 2016, we told you about several scholarship recipients — and you responded, making December a record-breaking month for alumni donors at USF.
Marcia Syufy knew she could make a difference for middle-income families at USF. She decided to make a lasting investment in these students’ lives by giving $1 million to fund an endowed scholarship at the university for students from families whose income falls in the middle range of the nation's population.
"I have so much to be grateful for in terms of the friendships that I’ve made, and everything I’ve learned here," says Jacob Gateman '16, a philosophy major who graduates May 20 and has accepted a full-time job with Strava, a website and mobile app for athletes.
Kalyn Simon talks about her strong focus on academics and how grateful she is for the opportunity to attend USF and fulfill her dreams. A member of the championship women's basketball team at USF, her goal is to join the Peace Corps after graduating.
USF received a $750,000 legacy grant from San Francisco RBI, a nonprofit that integrated reading and baseball to raise literacy levels of under-resourced youth in San Francisco, now winding down its operation. The generous funds will be used to continue literacy work through Engage San Francisco.