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A total of $9,822,173 has been contributed to the University of South Alabama by the USA Foundation during the fiscal year 2018. (Please see Detail 2018 link for complete listing.)
$4,661,639 were approved by the Foundation Board at its June 14, 2018 meeting, as contributions to the University of South Alabama to support scholarships, faculty and academic programs.
Highlights of the Foundationís contributions for fiscal year 2018 are:
  • $750,000 for the Whiddon Scholars in the Honors College;
  • $2,241,859 for faculty support, including support of 34 professorships;
  • $474,200 for USA Foundation Research Fellowships and graduate assistantship stipends;
  • $220,000 for Faculty Development Fund of faculty travel support
  • $3,470,098 for the purchase of two da Vinci surgical robots XI;
  • $62,500 for the Alumni Center, which is the second of four contributions totaling $250,000; and
  • $1,080,484 for Clinical Support in the College of Medicine.
Contributions from the Disproportionate Share Hospital Funds (DSH Funds) for the fiscal year 2018 total $5,175,786. The funding by the USA Foundation supported the purchase of two state-of-the-art da Vinci surgical robots, support of clinical faculty and hospital equipment.
More than $173 Million in support of the University of South Alabama

Through June 30, 2018, the Foundation has provided more than $173 Million in support of the University of South Alabama:

Scholarships $21,515,519
Faculty support $70,657,753
Academic programs $80,882,614.

As the Foundation celebrates 50 years of support to the University of South Alabama, highlights are found on the Milestones listed. Among those are:

  • $20 Million in support of USA Childrenís and Womenís Expansion by acquisition of the Brookley property. That investment will benefit the University as it is marketed and developed.
  • More than $20 Million in support of the USA Mitchell Cancer Institute, including the support of four chair positions in the fight against cancer.
  • Supporting more than 100 scholarships, including the Sam and Charlotte Eichold Scholarship for Medical students, the Stallworth scholarships in History, the Thomas and Compton Scholarships and the Dr. Jeanne Sylvestre Scholarship of Accounting, among those 100.
  • Faculty support, including 10 professorships in the College of Arts and Sciences, the Joan M. Sinnott Chair of Comparative Psychology, as examples, with a total of 35 chairs or professorships throughout the University.
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