$4M for S. Florida – Gift boosts medical research

Medical researchers at the University of South Florida have been given $4 million by Joy McCann Culverhouse, widow of former Tampa Bay Buccaneers owner Hugh Culverhouse.

The gift will be matched by the state of Florida to create an $8 million endowment for research on allergies and swallowing disorders. 

The gift lifts the school’s $220 million capital campaign beyond the $200 million mark. The campaign ends in 2001.

The Culverhouse family has given 65 gifts totaling $14.5 million to the university.  State matches have boosted that total to nearly $30 million.

Those gifts have established the largest specialized swallowing center in the United States, and have supported the university’s breast cancer research.

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