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Class Campaign for UT

The Class of 2018 is leaving a legacy… Will you be part of it?

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Join your fellow class members by contributing $20.18 to the Class Campaign for UT today. 

Since 1931, The University of Tampa has provided students with a quality education, a beautiful place to learn and grow, and priceless memories that will last a lifetime. From scholarships to professorships to arts programs to new facilities to technology, private funding has become the backbone of UT's success. Annual gifts from alumni, parents and friends better the lives of University of Tampa students every day.  The Student Giving Committee is asking 2018 graduates to consider donating $20.18, or whatever amount that they can, to help create the class legacy. 

It is important to remember when donating that someone you have never met has helped you reach your educational goals. Class of 2018, this is your chance to pay it forward and leave our legacy!
You also have an opportunity to show your Spartan pride at graduation when wearing a limited edition philanthropy cord with your cap and gown. The only way to get this special red cord is by making a donation of $20.18 or more to The Class Campaign for UT.

How Do Annual Gifts Make a Difference? 

  • Support operating budgets of student organizations.
  • Fund new academic initiatives and expand existing programs.
  • Fund professorships and awards that keep UT from losing outstanding faculty to peer institutions.
  • Construct buildings, residence halls and parking facilities.
  • Provide scholarships to the 92 percent of UT students who qualify for financial assistance.
  • Enhance student life, career development and leadership development.
  • Fund student awards that pay for travel and conference opportunities.
  • Fund laboratory equipment and classroom technology.

What do I Give?

Students are asked to consider a gift of $20.18 (or their class year equivalent) in honor of their graduation year. However, gifts of all sizes make a difference. Whether one can spare $20 or $100, the gift will be added to the class total and will make an immediate impact on UT and future students.

How to Give

The easiest way to give is by making a donation online with a Visa, MasterCard or Discover.

Visit to make a gift right now.
Donors can also send a check or cash to:
UT Development Office
401 W. Kennedy Blvd.
Box H
Tampa, FL 33606
Attn: Kathryn Watkins

Why Give

Giving to the annual fund helps afford future students the opportunity to experience UT and all it has to offer. But it also helps you. Many publications (such as US News and World Report) rank UT as compared to other Universities. The percentage of alumni (including seniors!) that donate to the University is a factor in determining the University's ranking. The higher UT ranks, the more attractive your degree becomes to prospective employers.

Plus, you will be making a big difference on campus. All gifts make a difference. Even gifts that may seem small to you will combine with similar gifts from thousands of other students, alumni, parents and friends of the University to create a big impact. Last year the Annual Fund raised more than $1 million from more than 5,000 donors. Some of those donors may have thought their gifts were small, but combined, they were able to provide a lot of support for UT.

(See Campaign Goals)


Visit the Questions and Answers Web page for quick answers on the Class Campaign for UT, or contact the committee chair at the information below.

Kathryn Watkins
Assistant Director of Annual Giving
Email: or
Phone: (813) 253-6200