Chief Financial Officer
"I was able to take advantage of funds other people donated to ensure employee education and it is my responsibility to continue that legacy."
"USF has always been my institution..." Allison Madden grew up in Tampa, and came to USF upon graduation from high school. She worked in the Office of Research, while at the same time working on her education at USF. Allison graduated with her B.S. with Honors in Information Systems and Decision Sciences from the College of Business Administration.
Allison was aided in the pursuit of her degree by scholarship opportunities, and she has not forgotten the assistance she received. In fact, it has made a lasting impression, inspiring her to donate to a scholarship fund that will benefit others. "I was able to take advantage of funds other people donated to ensure employee education and it is my responsibility to continue that legacy."
Allison thinks of her contribution to the Office of Research Faculty / Staff scholarship as a gift to her fellow colleagues, "...I want to make sure the people in my organization have the funds to pursue their education should they choose to do so." Allison feels that her contribution is adding value, noting that she can see the results of her gifts to the scholarship fund..."People are graduating, are doing well and are successful. That speaks for itself."
Allison is currently the Chief Financial Officer for the Research Foundation; she has been working at USF for eighteen years.