SARASOTA (May 7, 2014) – The University of South Florida Sarasota-Manatee has secured a pair of private gifts, guaranteeing that all donations made during the 24-Hour Giving Challenge—which ends at noon today—will be matched 100 percent, before they are then matched a second time by the state of Florida.
The donations were generously given to USFSM by the Michels family and the Tarr Charitable Family Foundation, a private foundation managed by attorney David Band.
“We are extremely grateful for the generosity shown to USF Sarasota-Manatee by the Michels family and the Tarr Charitable Family Foundation,” said Regional Vice Chancellor for Advancement Dennis Stover. “These gifts ensure that all donations made to USFSM during the Giving Challenge will actually earn a double match, because they will be directed to the Florida First Generation Matching Program, which provides scholarships for first generation college students. We will be able to help so many more students reach their goal of a university degree thanks to this double matching opportunity!”
USFSM is also currently in the running to win an additional $4,000 incentive grant, for being one of the top six organizations driving the most web traffic or “clicks” to our Giving Partner profile page during the 24-hour challenge.
For more information, visit USFSM.edu/Guaranteed.
About USF Sarasota-Manatee (USFSM)
USF Sarasota-Manatee is a regional campus of the University of South Florida system, offering the prestige of a nationally ranked research university with the convenience of a hometown location, including classes in North Port, in Manatee County and online. USFM is ideal for those interested in pursuing a baccalaureate or master’s degree, professional certification, or continuing education credit in a small, personal setting with distinguished faculty and a dynamic curriculum of over 40 academic programs. Website: www.usfsm.edu