About Us

USFSM Advancement

The Office of University Advancement at the University of South Florida Sarasota-Manatee is comprised of four departments.  Alumni Relations, Development, Events and Marketing & Communications. These departments work together to advance the overall strategic priorities of the University.

Our goal is to raise awareness of the need for assistance to develop academic programs, scholarships, research, service and campus infrastructure. This help comes in many forms such as monetary gifts, volunteer service, and advocacy at the local, state, and national levels.

Through an integrated program of communications, marketing and engagement, University Advancement seeks to build deep and long-term relationships that foster greater understanding, loyalty, and support for higher education among alumni, friends, stakeholders, and community partners that will ensure increased growth for USFSM into the future.


USFSM Development

The Office of Development at University of South Florida Sarasota-Manatee works with alumni, friends, and donors to support students, faculty, research, and outreach initiatives at the university. Your gift of cash, property, or service plays a key role in the future development of academic programs, scholarships, and facilities and infrastructure support.

Donors and friends of USFSM are our most important asset.  Whether you choose to make a single gift now, a multi-year pledge, or include USF Sarasota-Manatee in your estate planning, we can help you meet your needs and make a difference to USFSM.

Private philanthropy at USFSM is the engine for progress in scholarship, research, outreach, and more. Support for new and existing programs and initiatives made possible by our family of donors touches the lives of untold thousands here on campus and across the region, the nation, and the world.

As a donor to USF Sarasota-Manatee, you join thousands of others who have given their time, money, and talent to promote and sustain our mission; each and every one who gives to USF Sarasota-Manatee becomes a partner in our enterprise of delivering higher education to desirous and deserving students.

Please consider helping us invent the future by making a gift to the University of South Florida Sarasota-Manatee.

For more information about ways to give to USFSM, please contact:

University Advancement
University of South Florida Sarasota-Manatee
8350 N. Tamiami Trail | Sarasota, FL 34243
Office: 941-359-4603

or visit the Ways to Give page.


USFSM Alumni Relations

The Office of Alumni Relations at University of South Florida Sarasota-Manatee develops, coordinates and promotes programs for our alumni, students, and friends to keep them connected and involved with USFSM and one another.

The USFSM Office of Alumni Relations works diligently with the USF Alumni Association to foster a spirit of loyalty and fraternity among USF System graduates, former students, and friends, and by encouraging alumni to become personally involved in and financially support University activities.

For more information on the USF Sarasota-Manatee Chapter of the USF Alumni Association, contact:

Jay Riley
Alumni Relations | USFSM Rowing Club | USFSM Ambassadors
University of South Florida Sarasota-Manatee
8350 N. Tamiami Trail | Sarasota, FL 34243
941-359-4694


USFSM Marketing & Communications

As part of University Advancement, the office of Communications and Marketing identifies and strengthens the university’s image, position, and reputation using a coordinated application of its strategic marketing plan.

Advertising, internal and external communications, media relations, photography, graphic design, public relations, web coordination, digital content development social media and special event support are key functions of Communications and Marketing.  Our aim is to advance the position of key partners with carefully integrated strategies to help achieve shared goals.

University Communications and Marketing provides professional consultation and resources designed to assist the communications and marketing efforts across the colleges and departments of University of South Florida Sarasota-Manatee. This includes help with advertising, editing, graphic design, media relations, photography, publications, public relations and web coordination, along with information about event planning and making speeches and presentations.

For more information about Communications and Marketing at USF Sarasota-Manatee, contact:

Charlie Terenzio
Associate Director of Communications & Marketing
University Advancement
University of South Florida Sarasota-Manatee
8350 N. Tamiami Trail C325 | Sarasota, FL 34243
Office: 941-359-4319
cterenzi@sar.usf.edu


USFSM Events

University Advancement is responsible for coordinating all events hosted on the USF Sarasota-Manatee campus both internally and externally. Events help to showcase the USFSM campus and external events hosted on campus give USF Sarasota-Manatee exposure to community members locally and regionally.

If you plan on hosting an event on campus, or would like more information about hosting events on the USFSM campus, please contact:

Mark Keller
Conference and Events Planner
University Advancement
University of South Florida Sarasota-Manatee
8350 N. Tamiami Trail C325 | Sarasota, FL 34243
Office: 941-359-4251
markkeller@sar.usf.edu


USF Foundation

The USF Foundation is a not-for-profit entity authorized to accept, invest, and distribute private gifts on behalf of the University of South Florida System.  USF relies on private support–gifts from alumni, parents and friends, as well as grants from corporations and foundations–to support every aspect of its mission as a multi-campus, national research university strongly committed to the balanced pursuit of excellent teaching, significant research, and useful public service.

For more than 50 years, the USF Foundation has served as the fiduciary for the philanthropic support provided by alumni and friends to support USF as it touches countless lives in our community, region, and the world.

For more information about the USF Foundation, please contact: 
University Advancement
University of South Florida Sarasota-Manatee
8350 N. Tamiami Trail | Sarasota, FL 34243
Office: 941-359-4603

USF Foundation, Inc.
USF Gibbons Alumni Center
4202 E. Fowler Ave., ALC100
Tampa, FL 33620-5444
813-974-3423