University of Southern California

Giving to USC

Giving Opportunities

As a donor, you may designate your contribution for a specific Campaign goal, or you may make your gift without restrictions. Gifts may be in cash, pledges payable over five years (or longer in special circumstances), securities, real estate, and select types of tangible property. You may discover that you can make a substantial gift through planned giving, or that you may increase the value of your gift by requesting matching funds from your employer. You may make a gift in honor of someone or to associate a donor’s name with a major project, facility, or endowment through the opportunities listed below.

Endowment for Faculty and Research Programs

  • Named Schools, Departments, Institutes, Centers, and Programs
  • Deanships
  • Chairs and Professorships
  • Center and Institute Directorships
  • Early Career Professorships
  • Visiting Professorships
  • Research, Innovation, and Bridge Funds
  • Named Libraries, Collections, and Laboratories
Endowment for Student Scholarships

  • Undergraduate Scholarships
  • Discovery Scholars, Global Scholars, Renaissance Scholars
  • Ph.D. and Postdoctoral Fellowships
  • Flagship Professional Degree Programs
  • Preeminent Graduate Fellowships for Pacific Rim Artists
  • Scholarships for Student-Athletes in All Sports
Academic Priorities

  • Enriching the Undergraduate Experience
  • Strengthening Graduate Programs
  • Transforming Human Health
  • Discovering Solutions through the Social Sciences
  • Fostering the Arts and Humanities
  • Exploring the Intersections of Technology and Communication
  • Engaging with the Local Community
  • Extending Global Connections and Impact
  • Creating the Environment for Excellence.
Capital Projects

  • New Buildings on the University Park Campus
  • Interdisciplinary Social Sciences Building
  • Building for Research in Convergence of Molecular Science and Engineering
  • Interdisciplinary Arts Building
  • Marshall School Undergraduate Instructional Building
  • Named Residential Colleges
  • University Village, including Graduate Student Housing
  • New Buildings on the Health Sciences Campus
  • Interdisciplinary Instructional Building
  • Health Consultation Center III
  • Facilities for Basic and Translational Research
  • Hospital Expansion
  • Student Housing
  • Beautification and Amenities
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