Thank you, gracias and merci beaucoup x 59,000!

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In recognition of the USF College of Public Health’s 30th anniversary and Giving Tuesday, members of the college community were invited to participate in a challenge match. A generous group of Bulls donated $40,000 toward COPH student scholarships. Any gifts made in support of the challenge match and Giving Tuesday, would be matched dollar-for-dollar up to $40,000.

Well, the reports are in, and another group of generous Bulls has stepped up to the plate. Big-time!

“The COPH raised just under $60,000 in new gifts and pledges in support of the challenge match opportunity and Giving Tuesday initiative!” said Kara Steiner, USF Health associate director of development. “It’s a wonderful gift for the COPH to offer current and prospective students support via academic scholarships.”

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“Without question, we could not have reached this giving level without the unwavering support of our alumni, students, faculty, staff, donors and friends,” said Natalie D. Preston, COPH director of communication and alumni relations.

Although Giving Tuesday is over, time still remains to help the COPH celebrate 30 years of educating, mentoring and training the next generation of public health practitioners.

To make a year-end gift to the USF College of Public Health, simply visit and enter the personal access code PHD3015.

Again, thank you for sharing our practice, our passion in the College of Public Health. With your support, public health students contribute to healthier and safer populations, and our college has a continued impact on the future of public health—for our community and our world.

In fact, thank you 59,000 times, and “Go Bulls!”

Dean Donna Petersen and public health students strike a bullish pose.

Dean Donna Petersen and public health students strike a bullish pose.

Note that USF is closed from December 24-January 1 for the winter break. This includes most administrative and academic offices, including the COPH. However, a member of the Office of Donor Relations is available during the university closure to assist with any year-end gifts and related questions. Contact or (813) 974-2035 and a staff member will follow up.