Challenge for Charity (C4C) is a 37-year-old nonprofit 501(c)(3) that puts teams from eight elite West Coast MBA programs against each other in a year-long effort to demonstrate their commitment to community outreach and social responsibility.
Despite Covid-19 challenges, Marshall MBAs have remained involved in supporting C4C core charities through service and fundraising. USC’s C4C chapters have raised over 2 million dollars and volunteered over 60,000 hours for our core charities.
Throughout the year, USC Marshall students volunteer and raise money for three charities, including:
Special Olympics: Southern California Branch
Special Olympics Southern California provides year-round sports training and athletic competition in a variety of Olympic-type sports for children and adults with intellectual disabilities, giving them continuing opportunities to develop physical fitness, demonstrate courage, experience joy and participate in a sharing of gifts, skills and friendship with their families, other Special Olympics athletes and the community.
Junior Achievement of Southern California
A volunteer-driven organization that focuses on teaching business and economic concepts to young students from Kindergarten through High School in the Los Angeles Unified School District.
Heal The Bay
Heal the Bay is an environmental nonprofit established in 1985 that is dedicated to making the coastal waters and watersheds in Greater Los Angeles safe, healthy, and clean. We use science, education, community action, and advocacy to fulfill our mission.
I love C4C! It was how I met many of my best friends first year, and it was the organization I poured my heart into second year. I was constantly amazed at the generosity of our students, both with their time and their money. And working with the three organizations (Special Olympics, Junior Achievement and A Better LA) is so rewarding. While winning both years I was at Marshall was incredible, it was seeing so many of my classmates volunteer their time that really made me smile.
Rachael Stoddard Class of 2013