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Recognition Opportunities

Your donations help support student scholarships, endowed faculty chair positions, and facility improvements, as well as bolster USF’s academic programs and community service efforts.

Join One of USF’s Giving Clubs

Become a President’s Ambassador. Join the Edward J. Whelan, S.J. Society. Or, support your alma mater as a Lo Schiavo Legacy member.

President’s Ambassadors

Donate $1,000 or more during the USF's fiscal year (June 1 - May 31) to become a member of our premier annual giving society.

President's Circle
$25,000 or more

Provost's Circle


Gold Circle


Silver Circle




Recent Graduate President's Ambassador
(undergraduate only)


Class of ’06, 05, ’04: $500

Class of ’09, ’08, ’07: $250   

Class of '13, ’12, ’11, ’10: $100                             

Current Undergraduate Students: $50



Ambassador Benefits
  • An Invitation to the President's Ambassadors annual champagne brunch and Mass with USF President Stephen A. Privett, S.J. (a small charge may apply)
  • Access to Koret Health and Recreation Center: President's Circle (15 visits), Provost's Circle (10 visits), Gold Circle (5 visits), or Silver Circle (3 visits) members only
  • Access to Gleeson Library|Geschke Center and borrowing privileges
  • Discount of 10 percent at USF bookstore on non-textbook items
  • On-campus parking from 5 p.m. to 12 a.m. weekdays and on weekends (does not apply to current USF students, faculty, or staff)
  • Special communications from USF leadership
  • Impact, a publication for donors and friends of the university
  • Provost's Circle members will be invited to an exclusive special event with Provost Jennifer Turpin, Ph.D.
  • President's Circle members will be invited to an exclusive special event with USF President Stephen A. Privett, S.J.
  • Provost's and President's Circle members will also be invited to a special annual USF stakeholder update with information provided by Provost Jennifer Turpin, Ph.D., and President Stephen A. Privett, S.J.


In addition to these benefits, student President's Ambassadors also receive a medal to be worn as part of their graduation regalia.                        Edward J. Whelan, S.J. Society

USF is pleased to recognize donors whose cumulative giving to the university is $25,000 or more as members of the Whelan Society. Donors whose cumulative gifts equal $1,000,000 or more are recognized as members of the society’s Founder's Circle. The society’s name honors USF President Edward J. Whelan, S.J. (1925 to 1932) who oversaw the move to Fulton Street and the
renaming of the school from
St. Ignatius College to the
University of San Francisco. 


Did You Know?

  • USF has more than 100,000 living alumni.
  • Outside of California, which has more than 65,000 USF alumni, Washington is the state with the next largest population of USF alumni, followed, in decreasing order, by Oregon, Texas and Arizona.
  • Talk about international! China claims nearly 500 alumni, more than any country outside the United States. Indonesia isn’t far behind with 433 USF alumni.

Lo Schiavo Legacy

Acknowledges those who have made a planned gift through a will, trust, life-income or pooled-income fund, charitable gift annuity, or life insurance. Members are invited to the annual Lo Schiavo Legacy reception and receive a Lo Schiavo Legacy pin and certificate. Visit the Lo Schiavo Legacy page for more information.