Carol and Frank Morsani commit additional $7 million to support the University of South Florida

Carol and Frank Morsani’s commitment to the University of South Florida community is undeniable. The first time they saw USF’s campus back in the 1970s, it only had a handful of buildings. The Morsanis’ first gift to USF came in 1978, and their philanthropy has elevated programs across the enterprise, including the USF Health College of Medicine that bears their name. They continue to embrace the university because they see the energy and positive movement happening in every area, from health care and athletics to business education and arts appreciation. They were key figures behind the formation of USF football in the 1990s, and the Bulls football team trains at the Frank Morsani Football Practice Complex that opened in 2011. In addition to the $5 million gift to support USF’s on-campus stadium announced at the Board of Trustees meeting in March, the Morsanis have pledged another $7 million to benefit students and others within the university community. Specifically, the gift will endow the Morsani Scholars, which will offer scholarships to USF students; create an endowed chair in geriatrics; and a directorship and professorship focused on ethical leadership in business.

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