Stories by Lynn Lipinski:
Marc and Lynne Benioff’s $20 million gift to USC supports research and treatment innovations to fight cancer
The gift benefits the Lawrence J. Ellison Institute for Transformative Medicine of USC, a new center in Los Angeles.
University Club receives $6 million endowment from Amy King Dundon-Berchtold
Over the years, alumna’s family has funded student scholarships, the education library and an endowed chair for USC Rossier dean.
$60 million gift names USC Suzanne Dworak-Peck School of Social Work
The historic gift is an investment in the school’s future and the future of the profession on a global level.
Cohen Military Family Clinic at USC is a bold step forward for veterans
A $15.7 million gift from philanthropist Steven A. Cohen brings free mental health services to military veterans and their families.
In memoriam: USC trustee and benefactor Harlyne Norris, 83
A longtime USC supporter, she built on her family’s legacy in health and the arts.
In memoriam: Simon Ramo, 103
The eminent aerospace engineer co-founded TRW, taught electrical engineering at USC Viterbi and was a generous donor to the university.
USC scientists train the next generation of researchers
Training grants of all types allow students to conduct research that could ultimately contribute to key discoveries and new thinking.
In memoriam: Verna B. Dauterive, 93
The philanthropist and educator was a remarkable individual and stellar role model who touched many in the Trojan Family with her integrity and generosity of spirit, USC President Nikias says.
Entrepreneurs Wenxue Wang and Michael E. Adler elected to USC Board of Trustees
Wang provides civic leadership in China; Adler lends his business and legal acumen when needed.
USC releases student and faculty diversity numbers
Student diversity rates are strong in many categories, including several in which the university is No. 1 among private U.S. institutions; ‘PhD pipeline’ is focus of faculty efforts.
USC Trustee David C. Bohnett gives $15 million for residential college
The college at USC Village will focus on the principles of social justice and community service.
For community college transfer student, challenges before success at USC
A lack of support once held back a USC Marshall student, but transferring to USC changed the direction of her life.
$200 million gift launches Lawrence J. Ellison Institute for Transformative Medicine of USC
One of the largest recent donations supporting cancer research and treatment will harness proteomics, molecular biology, genetics and nanotechnology for new ways of ending cancer
Visionary gift names the USC Roski Eye Institute
$25 million gift from Gayle and Edward Roski supports USC’s initiatives to restore and preserve the sight of patients worldwide.
Attorney Charles Cale named USC trustee
Alum has played a prominent role with the U.S. Olympic team over the years.
In memoriam: USC President Emeritus Steven B. Sample, 75
The visionary educator led the university from 1991 to 2010 and helped launch it into the ranks of the nation’s elite research institutions.
Campaign for USC reaches $5 billion mark
The effort is building the endowment for faculty, research and student scholarships as well as advancing the university’s academic priorities.
Fulbright teaching assistant brings back lessons from Taiwan
Teaching English overseas makes USC Rossier alum an ideal choice for social studies classes at Arcadia High.
In memoriam: USC trustee, entrepreneur Alfred E. Mann, 90
Entrepreneur dedicated himself to developing technologies that dramatically improve patients’ lives.
Gift from alumnus Harlan A. Helvey to benefit USC accounting program
$15 million gift will support renovation of 90-year-old structure to be renamed Harlan A. Helvey Hall.
Not your conventional chief financial officer
Jim Staten talks about what drew him to USC and what he hopes to accomplish in his new role.
Philanthropist Shelly Nemirovsky named USC trustee
Devoted to educational causes, the USC alumna serves as a fundraiser in her hometown of Boston.
New scholarship program aims to attract top law school students
USC Trustee Stanley Gold and wife Ilene give $2.5 million for scholarship, mentorship program at USC Gould School of Law.
USC 2015: Gifts that keep giving
Led by the university’s generous trustees, friends of USC continue to step up and support the university and its academic, scientific, athletic, health and community-service efforts.