USFSP Receives Generous New Gifts

USFSP is experiencing tremendous momentum in fundraising, sparked by Kate Tiedemann’s transformational gift in September to name the College of Business. The university recently received two new gifts to support the Kate Tiedemann College of Business, including one from Ellen Cotton, whose contribution will support the student experience.

(From left) Campus Board member Judy Mitchell, businesswoman and donor Ellen Cotton, and Campus Board Chair and USF Trustee Debbie Nye Sembler

“We are so pleased and proud to announce the establishment of the Ellen Cotton Fund for Student Engagement,” said Helen Levine, regional vice chancellor for University Advancement. “This fund will support our student organizations and a new Student Organization Hub will be named for Ms. Cotton.”

These gifts follow a $100,000 gift from Smith & Associates in the fall. Also this month, Pinellas County Administrator Mark Woodard made a $25,000 gift to support students from any of the colleges who are seeking a career in public service.