SPECIAL EDITION: USF Health In the News – Morsani College of Medicine

The announcement of the new USF Health Morsani College of Medicine made major headlines last week! This generous gift will help USF transform the future of health care.  Here’s a summary of television, radio, print and online coverage of this historic event.



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USF to rename medical school after Frank and Carol Morsani donate

St. Petersburg Times
The University Of South Florida plans to rename its medical school today after philanthropists Frank and Carol Morsani, whose $20 million donation to construct a new college of medicine is the largest in USF‘s history.


From Morsanis, a giant gesture of generosity

St. Petersburg Times (editorial)

The University of South Florida announced that the couple donated $20 million toward the university’s medical school, which on Thursday was renamed the Morsani College of Medicine.


Morsani wants USF philanthropy to prompt more wealthy Floridians to give where they live

St. Petersburg Times (column)

And Morsani, along with wife Carol, both 80, are quietly pleased USF’s new Morsani College of Medicine will carry their entrepreneurial mandate to educate more rounded doctors trained to collaborate with nurses, pharmacists and, yes, even patients.


Morsanis give $20 million for new USF medical school

Tampa Tribune

The University of South Florida is receiving $20 million, the biggest single gift in its history, from Tampa philanthropists Frank and Carol Morsani to help build a new medical school bearing the couple’s name.  It “signals what I think is going to become a bonanza of philanthropy for USF Health,” said USF College of Medicine Dean Stephen Klasko.


Donor: Colleges need private help

The Tampa Tribune

USF accepted a $20 million gift Thursday from Frank and Carol Morsani. In return, the university renamed its medical school the Morsani College of Medicine.


The Morsani millions
Tampa Bay Online
The Tampa Tribune reported the Morsani family donated $20 million to the University of South Florida (“USF given $20 million,” front page, Dec. 8) to help build a new medical school.

USF College of Medicine Takes Name of $20 Million Donor


The Morsani College of Medicine will advance the vision that university president Judy Genshaft and USF Health CEO Stephen Klasko have for the school’s medical program specifically and the teaching and practice of medicine in general.


Morsanis to USF Health: $37 million and new moniker

Tampa Bay Business Journal

“We believe it will bring in new companies and new ideas. We hope to have spin-offs,” Klasko said. “It’s exactly what Frank wanted to support. He has built his career around new ideas.”


Morsanis want $20M gift to USF Health to inspire others

Tampa Bay Business Journal

As a result of the gift, USF will build a new Morsani College of Medicine building located on the western edge of the USF campus, on the site of a former USF medical clinic.


In Education: Large Gifts for Duke, University of South Florida

The Chronicle of Philanthropy

In other education news, the University of South Florida’s medical school will be renamed for Frank and Carol Morsani in recognition of a $20-million donation, the St. Petersburg Times writes. The gift is the largest in the Tampa university’s history and brings the couple’s total giving to the institution to $43-million.


Florida Couple Gives $20 Million for Medical Building at University of South Florida
Philanthropy News Digest

The University of South Florida has announced a $20 million gift from local auto dealer Frank Morsani and his wife, Carol.


A historic moment: Morsanis donate $20 million to USF College of Medicine
Frank and Carol Morsani made history when they donated $20 million to the USF Health College of Medicine — the biggest gift to the University of South Florida to date. The money will be used to help build a new educational facility for the college and to start the Stephen K. Klasko Institute for an Optimistic Future for Healthcare.

New Morsani College of Medicine Presentation

You Tube

The University of South Florida has renamed its medical college the USF Health Morsani College of Medicine in honor of the philanthropic commitment of Frank and Carol Morsani.


University of South Florida receives $20 million donation for new medical college

ABC Action News

The University of South Florida is renaming its medical college in honor of a $20 million philanthropic commitment by Frank and Carol Morsani.


New name symbolizes future vision


A few minutes later, Dr. Stephen Klasko, dean of the new college and CEO of USF Health, choked up himself, joking that he needed to borrow Morsani’s water bottle. “Our vision for the Morsani College of Medicine could not be more clear or dramatic,” he said.



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