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About Us

Proudly helping students succeed since 1960.


From the earliest days, benefactors of the University of South Florida have focused on helping students achieve the dream of a college education.


From the beginning, the Women's Club has raised money for the University in fun and enjoyable way through events such as Bridge parties.


Proceeds raised at these parties and the Club's sponsored gala dinners were first used to purchase televisions for the USF Infirmary and were eventually used to fund our two endowments: the Grace Allen Library Endowment and the Grace Allen Endowment Scholarship.



The USF Women's Club exists to enhance the social and cultural life of its members and to provide service to the University community. Every year, we ward several full-tuition scholarships as well as enable the USF Library to make some special purchases. To fundraise for all of our philanthropic initiatives, we sell various goods and hold events such as luncheons and auctions.


An important function of our group is to help newcomers make new friends and become better acquainted with the University. This is why we hold monthly meetings, usually on campus. Throughout the year, we organize several events through our interst groups, including Book Discussion Groups, Supper Club, Day Trippers, Bridge and Bunco games, Chick Flicks, Walk and Talk Group, and an Art Group. We also have a holiday party and a year-end fashion show.


We are always delighted to welcome new members! Feel free to reach out to us with any questions through our contact form on this website or via email at



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Founded in 1960 by Grace S. Allen, the wife of Dr. John S. Allen, USF's founding President, the Women's Club was the first organized group on campus. Employees of the University, spouses of the University personnel, friends, parents, alumni, and anyone interested in the club's goals are all eligible to join the USF Women's Club. The purpose of the club is to promote social and cultural activities among its members.

Our Mission



Fundraising events are usually held in the spring. Thanks to our members and to matching funds from the state, the Grace Allen Scholarship Fund is now fully endowed, awarding several tuition scholarships each year. The Grace Allen Library Endowment is also fully funded and its proceeds are used to purchase much needed materials to support instruction and research.



Club members have the opportunity to volunteer their time in support of many areas in the University community. Services have included WUSF Telethon, Metropolitan Ministries, and the USF Library



Members receive a monthly newsletter, a yearbook with information on meetings, interest group contact persons, a list of current members, and interest groups. Activities afford the opportunity to get to know other members of the USF community.

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