School of Management Giving Opportunities


The School of Management Discretionary Fund to be used to benefit the School of Management’s highest priorities, as identified by the Dean.  


The Cassou-Shan Scholarship provides access for students to attend the USF MBA program, where they learn practical skills to be principled business leaders. The scholarship is granted at the discretion of the Dean, without regard to nationality, to students who have demonstrated unique promise, exceptional intelligence, and outstanding personal discipline. 


The Harari Conscious Leadership and Social Innovation Initiative aims to establish a bridge between theory and practice in the fields of leadership and social innovation. Through a unique and innovative set of experiences, this program will develop School of Management students as the next generation of conscious leaders. Some of the programs that are funded by this initiative include the Harari Executive in Residence Program which invites distinguished executives into campus to co-teach with faculty and mentor students, the  Conscious Leadership and Social Innovation Speaker Series and the  Social Entrepreneurship and Innovation Conference.


The School of Management Student Managed Fund allows selected second-year Master of Science in Financial Analysis candidates to invest real money in the stock and bond markets. The faculty-supervised group engages in all aspects of portfolio management, investment analysis, asset allocation and trading strategies, as would a professional management team. Students are responsible for all administrative details of managing the fund and also conduct research projects with selected companies.


The China Business Studies Initiative aims to connect Chinese industry, public policy and academia with the larger community through the production of high impact research, publications, development programs, and resources. It also provides a platform for collaboration with the influential China business community in San Francisco.


The Gellert Family Business Resource Center is committed to working with family businesses to promote networking, facilitate an open exchange of ideas and advance the field through consultation and scholarship. The goal of the Gellert Foundation Family Business Center is to provide academic programs that support the current and future managers of family-owned firms. The graduates of our undergraduate and MBA programs assume leadership positions in family businesses (large and small) around the globe.   


Professional Edge is a four-year co-curricular program to provide business majors the practical skills and knowledge to make a successful transition from student to working professional in today’s competitive business world. Beginning freshman year, students will participate in workshops and activities that will develop their marketable skill sets, provide unique opportunities for professional growth and development and enhance their capability to secure valuable internships and career options upon graduation.

Department of Hospitality Management

Bob Puccini was a significant player in the world of hotel and restaurant design and was incredibly supportive of USF's Hospitality program and students. Over the years he sponsored interns to work with his design firm, hired graduates, spoke in classes, and hosted student/alumni exchanges and dinners at his restaurant here in the City. He was a speaker at and a corporate sponsor of our Annual Hospitality Industry Symposiums held at downtown hotels at which 300-400 industry executives and students attended. He even arranged private tours of his hotels and restaurants in NYC when we took students to the International Hotel & Restaurant Show there.

Graduate Student Scholarships

Have your funds matched, contribute to your passion, or develop a scholarship of your own.

Albert & Sophie Yu International Business Scholarship
Awarded to an MBA student with an interest in Asian studies, particularly in socio-economic issues.

Laura Sypin Scholarship
Awarded to female students, preferably working women or temporarily retired working women re-entering the work place.

Robert J. Smith Memorial Scholarship
Originally dedicated to those pursuing rehabilitation careers, but now open to all MBA students.

Richard Puntillo First Generation Scholarship
Awarded to an MBA student who is the first generation of his or her family to attend college, with priority given to students who completed their undergraduate business education at USF.

Bernie Martin Scholarship
Awarded to an MBA student based on a competitive essay.

Contact SOM Development

Monday-Friday 8:30 a.m. - 5 p.m. and by appointment

University of San Francisco, Malloy Hall Suite 415
2130 Fulton Street
San Francisco, California 94117
(415) 422-4359

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Development: Give to the School of Management

Monday–Friday 8:30 a.m.–5 p.m. and by appointment

University of San Francisco
Main Campus
Malloy Hall, Suite 415
2130 Fulton Street
San Francisco, CA 94117
(415) 422-4359

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