- Chief Development Officer
- Associate Dean External Relations
Trojans Give Back
Trojans Give Back
The 2021-22 Impact Report details positive outcomes of Trojan giving unrestricted funds to support scholarships, experiential learning, and DEI, to name a few.
Trojans are, as anyone who visits campus knows, faithful, scholarly, skillful, and ambitious. Add one more trait: Generous.
In addition to endowment gifts, Trojans and friends of the community gave more than $2 million unrestricted to the USC Marshall and Leventhal funds in the 2021-2022 school year, according to the recent IMPACT REPORT. These funds support the fundamental infrastructure of the Marshall and Leventhal Schools and help strengthen their mission.
“Gifts to our Marshall and Leventhal Funds truly make a difference in the lives of our Marshall faculty, students, staff and community,” said Chief Development Officer Rachel Morrell, who is also associate dean for external relations. “It is through unrestricted support that the school can identify and fund the highest priorities and needs in that given year. Together, all the annual donors are a powerful group and deeply appreciated.”
The majority of these funds went directly to help students access education and thrive.. Some 31 percent of the total was spent on experiential learning, that is, out-of classroom experiences such as the Global Leadership Program and GEMS (Guiding Exceptional Minds to Success) that help students develop their soft skills, while 29 percent went directly to fund financial aid and scholarships, including need-based and merit-based scholarships awards.
“It is through unrestricted support that the school can identify and fund the highest priorities and needs in that given year. Together, all the annual donors are a powerful group and deeply appreciated.”
“We are thrilled to report that funds raised through the Marshall and Leventhal Funds helped us achieve gender parity in our undergraduate program for the second year in a row through funding scholarships to the best and brightest students,” said Morrell.
Diversity, equity, and inclusion efforts also benefitted from generous support, with 15 percent of money raised going directly to new hires and the introduction of the LEADERSHIP DEVELOPMENT CORE, a specially designed series of awareness courses for graduate students taught by Marshall faculty.
· 1,187 unique donors from 10 countries and 40 states. 65 percent of annual fund donors are USC alumni.
· 1,863 total gifts made in the 21-22 year for unrestricted support.
· 1,122 were donations of $100 or less to support our Marshall and Leventhal Funds.
“No matter how much you contribute, please know that each and every gift adds up to make a tangible difference in the lives of USC students and in the education we offer,” said Taylor Stayton, director of annual giving for USC Marshall. “Giving back is one of the easiest yet most important things you can do as a member of the Trojan family, and we are grateful to every donor for getting involved.”
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