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USC Celebrates a ‘Decade of Sharing’

by Katharine A. D�az and David Galaviz

Beginning Monday, Oct. 3, employees will have an opportunity to make tax-deductible monetary contributions to the 10th annual USC Good Neighbors Campaign.

“A Decade of Sharing,” the theme of this year’s campaign, celebrates the 10 years that donations from the campaign have been used to fund community partnership grants.

During the past decade, employees have contributed more than $5 million to support the university’s outreach efforts in the communities that surround the University Park and Health Sciences campuses.

Last year’s contributions supported 30 community outreach programs for 2005�06 that benefit local children and families. Programs range from literacy and math to sports, arts and science enrichment, health and safety.

To facilitate the contributions, employees will receive pledge cards sent via campus mail.

Employees may be invited to attend events and receive additional information from campaign leaders within their schools or departments who will help coordinate the fund-raising efforts.

Donations can be made through single, lump-sum contributions or monthly payroll deductions. Staff and faculty who contribute 1 percent or more of their annual salary are invited to a dinner at the residence of President Steven B. Sample.

Contributors also can choose to support the United Way of Greater Los Angeles or a nonprofit agency or program designated by United Way such as USC GNC.

To learn more about the USC Good Neighbors Campaign, call (323) 442-3571 or visit

USC Celebrates a ‘Decade of Sharing’

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