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Bovard Administration Building stands at the heart of the USC University Park Campus. (USC Photo/Michael Owen Baker)

The goals of the historic Campaign for USC went far beyond the funds the effort raised. The campaign aimed to improve the quality of USC’s education. It boosted scholarships for students. USC’s influential research and outreach accelerated. The campaign also supported contributions to the arts, humanities, sciences and professional disciplines. And it created a stronger university for future generations.

The more than 400,000 donors who stepped forward to support the Campaign for USC since its public launch in 2011 made that happen.

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The Campaign for USC supports outreach to the community. (Photo/Courtesy of Shaliz Aflatooni)

By the time the campaign ended on Dec. 31, 2018, trustees, alumni, parents and friends provided more than $7 billion for vital projects across USC. The campaign was the second largest fundraising effort in the history of U.S. higher education. From modern research labs to new spaces for students to live and learn, the campaign has made a tangible difference for Trojans. Here are a few examples of its lasting contributions.
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University leaders gave credit to alumni, faculty, staff and other members of the Trojan Family who gave gifts of all sizes before the Campaign for USC ended. The campaign reached its goal of $6 billion about 18 months early.

In a letter of gratitude to the community, interim President Wanda Austin and USC Board of Trustees Chair Rick Caruso wrote, “Thanks to you, more USC students benefit from scholarships, more faculty members have resources to support bold ideas, more patients have access to outstanding healthcare and more of our neighbors thrive as a result of our community-engagement efforts.”

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