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FAMILIES THAT CHANGED THE WORLD


Hayutin Fagnano Anderson Murayama Park Cavaney Haddad Lederer and Jenkins McMurray Uranga

GIFTS WITH IMPACT A photo of the Detroit skyline, taken by a Price undergraduate student during the inaugural Detroit Capstone Lab


“Philanthropy at the Price School starts with people and families who want to make a difference in the world. We bring together faculty, students, parents, alumni, and friends, all of whom share a common commitment to the school’s mission to improve the

quality of life for people and their communities.

These ten families have helped to transform our school. If you share their vision, I invite you to join us in our commitment to shape the world.” —JACK H. KNOTT, Dean of the USC Price School of Public Policy

INVESTMENTS THAT TRANSFORMED USC PRICE


“Philanthropy at the Price School starts with people and families who want to make a difference in the world. We bring together faculty, students, parents, alumni, and friends, all of whom share a common commitment to the school’s mission to improve the

quality of life for people and their communities.

These ten families have helped to transform our school. If you share their vision, I invite you to join us in our commitment to shape the world.” —JACK H. KNOTT, Dean of the USC Price School of Public Policy

A photo of the Detroit skyline, taken by a Price undergraduate student during the inaugural Detroit Capstone Lab

INVESTMENTS THAT TRANSFORMED USC PRICE


“Philanthropy at the Price School starts with people and families who want to make a difference in the world. We bring together faculty, students, parents, alumni, and friends, all of whom share a common commitment to the school’s mission to improve the

quality of life for people and their communities.

These ten families have helped to transform our school. If you share their vision, I invite you to join us in our commitment to shape the world.” —JACK H. KNOTT, Dean of the USC Price School of Public Policy

INVESTMENTS THAT TRANSFORMED USC PRICE


1940 the year the NROTC Program at USC was founded—75 years ago 2,200+ the number of NROTC cadets served since the program began This is the largest scholarship to the program to date

THE HAYUTIN NROTC SCHOLARSHIP Celebrating a Legacy of Service and Community

Established in 1940, the University of Southern California’s Naval Reserve Officer Training Corps (NRTOC) program builds character, discipline, and integrity among young servicemen and women. The relationships formed in these intensive years of service last a lifetime; bonded through the rigors of training and their shared commitment to their country, these young men and women are forever impacted by the community and leaders around them. Few gifts have captured the spirit of this community better than the David and Lee Hayutin NROTC Scholarship Fund. Through an estate gift of $2 million, David Hayutin ’52, LLB ’58 and his wife Lee created a scholarship fund in honor of Anna Hawley Searles, who served as the NROTC academic coordinator from 1943-1958, when David was a young man enrolled in the program. Over the course of her tenure at USC, Searles mentored close to 1,000 NROTC midshipman. A scholar in her own right, Searles often wrote about the tremendous privilege and responsibility that officers have to uphold the highest standards of character, both in service and in civilian life. 2


“A good character is a system of refined and reliable habits. You would not be in that uniform unless you had acquired these habits along the way,” Searles wrote in the 1955 edition of the Trojan Sea Horse, the NROTC program’s annual yearbook. “It is a great challenge to wear on your sleeve the evidence of the manner of man you have made of yourself. It is a great achievement to be worthy of the confidence and trust of those in authority who have chosen you for the high test of command.” David Hayutin served as a NROTC cadet at USC over sixty years ago, graduating in 1952 with a degree in physics. He later completed his law degree at the USC Gould School of Law. Now over six decades later, this gift serves as meaningful tribute to the lifelong connections formed in the NROTC program at the USC Price School of Public Policy. Background: USC Naval Reserve Officer Training Corp cadets Inset, above: Anna Hawley Searles, former academic coordinator of the Naval ROTC program at USC

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“Our son’s memory lives on through the Nick Fagnano

Memorial Fund at the Price School. We are so grateful for the tremendous support of friends, family, and the Price School community, who have helped us turn our tragedy into opportunities for other Price students.” — MARY FAGNANO

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THE NICK FAGNANO MEMORIAL FUND Honoring the Life of a Trojan Lost Too Soon Like many incoming transfer students, Nick Fagnano, class of 2016, was bright, ambitious, and eager to begin his education at USC. Nick’s dream was to contribute to the revitalization and rebirth of downtown Los Angeles; a few years ago, he had encouraged his parents to relocate from Hancock Park and move into the heart of downtown Los Angeles. He spent his nights working as a waiter at the Ace Hotel while he finished his general education, and looked forward to his new life as a Trojan. Nick died tragically on July 27, just three weeks before he would have started his coursework at the USC Price School of Public Policy. Inspired by Nick’s passion for urban revitalization and his love of USC, Nick’s parents, Mary and Jay Fagnano, turned their tragedy into opportunities for other aspiring young students. They established the Nick Fagnano Memorial Fund, which will provide scholarships to highcaliber transfer students who demonstrate the same exceptional merit, character, and commitment to community that Nick possessed. When they established this fund with a gift of $3,400, neither Mary nor Jay could have anticipated the profound ripple effect their tribute would have. As the weeks went by, contributions poured in from alumni, parents, volunteers, Price faculty and staff, and friends of the school who were moved by the Fagnano’s story. The Nick Fagnano Memorial Fund is now over $110,000. With each scholarship awarded from the fund, we will remember Nick and honor the legacy he left behind. Background: Exterior of the Ace Hotel, where Nick Fagnano worked as a waiter Inset, above: Jay, Mary and Nick Fagnano vacationing in Maui

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THE WASHINGTON D.C. UNDERGRADUATE LAB

Inspiring the Next Generation of Public Leaders Students in the USC Price undergraduate program pursue careers in every area of public policy. From healthcare to housing, from education to immigration, our students work to advance positive change in every facet of our society. We know that in order to prepare our students to lead in these fields, we must provide them with not only the very best in classroom curriculum, but also offer hands-on learning opportunities that prepare them for the real world. The Price School’s new Washington D.C. Undergraduate Lab does just that. Thanks to a generous gift of $25,000 from The Anderson Family — which includes Jerry Anderson ’87, his wife Christi ’82, and his

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“Our family is happy to support enriching

opportunities for undergraduate students at Price. These students are talented, ambitious, and committed to changing our world for the better. It gives us great pleasure in knowing we are helping to develop the character, integrity, and expertise of tomorrow’s leaders.” —JERRY ANDERSON

parents, Dana and Sue Anderson — eleven undergraduate Price students spent a week in Washington D.C., where they gained experience in the national legislative and policymaking process, as well as engaged with nonprofit organizations headquartered in Washington, D.C. Students also received a private tour of the United States Capitol, met with representatives from the Department of Housing and Urban Development, and visited the office of Senator Harry Reid. This gift is just one example of the Anderson Family’s dedication to the Price School. Jerry Anderson serves on the school’s LEAP Steering Committee, raising critical support for undergraduate education. Anderson is also a member of the USC Associates and serves on the Board of Counselors for USC Athletics. Background: Price students participate in the inaugural Washington D.C. Undergraduate Lab, held in March 2015 Inset, left: Jerry Anderson ’87, member of the LEAP Steering Committee

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A FAMILY GIFT OF GRATITUDE Recognizing Faculty Leadership at USC Price

Cara Murayama is a Price alumna two times over. She received her undergraduate degree in 2011, and completed a dual graduate degree in health administration and gerontology in 2013. Her sister, Jaimie, is also a two-time USC grad.

“It is a joy to get to know the families of our students. I am grateful and proud that the Murayama Family made this gift in my honor... their continued support has made it possible to provide students with new professional opportunities and events.” —DR. MICHAEL B. NICHOL, Director, Graduate Programs in Health at USC Price

Despite both of their daughters being out of school for over two years, Jared and Donna Murayama have stayed connected to the Price School. As a testament to the longevity of 8


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% of the Price School’s Parents are responsible for almost philanthropic support in the past four years.

relationships formed between parents, students, and faculty at the school, the Murayama family recently made a gift of $25,000 in honor of Professor Michael Nichol, who serves as Director of Graduate Programs in Health at the Price School. Nichol directed the school’s Master of Health Administration program throughout Cara’s graduate program, and his leadership left a lasting mark on the Murayama Family. Parents have always played a significant role at the Price School. These gifts are not just an immediate investment in students and faculty. They represent an unwavering dedication to their child’s future, a belief in the power of education, and above all else, a commitment to the Price community. Background: Dr. Nichol, Director of Graduate Programs in Health, speaks to Master of Health Administration students Inset, right: The Murayama family on vacation in New Zealand

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“I am pleased to establish the Ki Suh and Ildong C. Park Undergraduate Lab at the USC Price School of Public Policy...I believe this lab will provide students with a rich and dynamic experience in urban planning and community development, and it gives me great pride to make this gift in honor of my late husband.”

—ILDONG C. PARK

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THE KI SUH AND ILDONG C. PARK UNDERGRADUATE LAB An Enduring Gift to Urban Planning

Ki Suh Park was one of the most highly regarded architects and urban planners in Los Angeles. His work shaped the entire city; the Los Angeles Convention Center, the 105 freeway, Koreatown Plaza and the Segerstrom Concert Hall in Orange County are just a few of the landmarks that bear his legacy. He immigrated to the United States in 1953, after sending a letter to the Los Angeles Times asking for a sponsorship to study architecture in the United States so that he could rebuild Korea after the conclusion of the Korean War. Prominent Americans, including Norman Rockwell and James Michener, read the letter and helped secure his sponsorship. Despite his original plan to return to Korea, Ki Suh instead became an American citizen and spent his career dedicated to shaping architecture and urban planning in world cities including Los Angeles, his adopted hometown. When Ki Suh passed away in 2013, his widow, Ildong C. Park, chose to honor his legacy by establishing the Ki Suh and Ildong C. Park Undergraduate Lab, a week-long professional learning lab for undergraduate Price students pursuing careers in urban planning and community development. Under the supervision of Price faculty, this lab will annually provide students with a week-long intensive program in which they study the dynamics of neighborhoods and urban development and complete a culminating capstone project for real-world clients in Los Angeles. In addition to honoring Ki Suh’s professional legacy, this lab will honor his many years of service to the Price School. Ki Suh was a dedicated mentor and supporter of the next generation of community planners, serving as a member of the Price School’s Board of Councilors and the Advisory Board for the Master of Planning program. Above all, Ki Suh was a man of great integrity, who dedicated his life to improving the community around him. Through the Ki Suh and Ildong C. Park Undergraduate Lab, his legacy will continue to inspire current and future generations of Price students. Background: Downtown Los Angeles, the adopted hometown of Ki Suh Park Inset, above: Ki Suh and Ildong Park stand in front of the Segerstrom Concert Hall, which Ki Suh helped design

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SCHOLARSHIPS FOR NONPROFIT LEADERS Advancing Excellence and Innovation in the Nonprofit Sector The challenges of nonprofit leadership are fundamentally different from any other industry. Nonprofit executives must balance the complexity of multiple funding sources with the demands of service provision. They must collaborate with government and business, be mindful of the sector’s unique legal and regulatory environment, and manage the often competing interests of board members and clients. And above all, they must stay true to the mission of their organization. When Red Cavaney ’64 and his wife Sheri learned about the Price School’s new Master of Nonprofit Leadership and Management degree, they knew this was a program worth investing in. With a gift of $100,000, the couple established the Red and Sheri Cavaney Endowed Scholarship for Nonprofit Leadership. Given the couple’s longstanding involvement in professional organizations, Red and Sheri are hopeful that this scholarship will help students pursue careers in professional and trade organizations.

“The nonprofit sector will play an increasingly vital role in our nation and in the global world in the decades ahead… as the past Chairman of the American Society of Association Executives, I am particularly honored to be among the first to help support USC’s emphasis in training leaders for the association management profession” Beyond their generous philanthropic support, Red and Sheri’s commitment to USC is demonstrated through their service and volunteerism across campus. Red is a member of the Skull and Dagger Society (the university’s oldest honor society) and recently served on his 50th Reunion Committee. He and Sheri are also members of the USC Associates. The family’s ties to USC span three generations—both of Red’s parents attended USC, as did his siblings and his sister-in-law. Red and Sheri’s niece enrolled at USC last fall. Background: Red and Sheri Cavaney smile in front of Tommy Trojan Inset, above: Red and Sheri Cavaney celebrate during USC Reunion Weekend

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35,000+ nonprofit organizations in Los Angeles alone 30% of Price alumni work in the nonprofit sector The nonprofit sector is the third largest workforce in the nation, employing approximately 10% of the U.S. workforce

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DIVERSITY IN URBAN PLANNING

Investing in the Next Generation of Community Builders As a young man living in Lebanon during the civil war, Emile Haddad witnessed first-hand the destruction of the community around him and the long lasting impact that had on the country. When he immigrated to the United States, he chose a career in community development because he recognized the transformative power that communities have to shape the lives of individuals and families across the world. As the founder and CEO of FivePoint Communities, Haddad dedicated his life to building healthy, safe, and truly livable communities. He has not only the vision to imagine a community that does not yet exist, but also the skill required to turn that vision

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“It is a great pleasure to support the Price School’s

Diversity in Urban Planning Program. I truly believe in the value of this program. I have met the students in these workshops, and I know that the future of urban planning is bright.” —EMILE HADDAD

into a reality. And he recognizes the need for urban planners to represent and celebrate the many diverse communities that our nation houses. Recognizing the need to increase minority representation in the field of urban planning, Haddad pledged $100,000 to support the Price School’s annual Diversity in Urban Planning Program. Designed to introduce underrepresented minorities into the field of urban planning, this program offers young men and women an opportunity to experience the field through a series of intensive workshops, panels, and other programming. Through the generous support of Emile Haddad, these workshops will cultivate the next generation of urban planners, who will not only represent the diversity of our communities, but who will have the vision and skill to shape the world around them. Background: A workshop participant shares her community plan as part of the 2014 Diversity in Planning Workshop Inset, left: Emile Haddad, Founder and CEO of FivePoint Communities

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students spent days meeting with elected officials, nonprofit organizations, and business leaders. Students produced capstone reports on

4 policy areas: public

transit, education, nonprofits, and land use.

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THE DETROIT UNDERGRADUATE LAB Empowering Students and Igniting Urban Renewal What happens when you take a major urban city in crisis, mix in twenty of the Price school’s best and brightest undergraduate students, and let them experiment? Innovation.

“These students are the people who are going to be leading our country in the next few decades, and I know we are in good hands. The students at USC Price are worth investing in.” —MIKE LEDERER, Chair, LEAP Steering Committee With a combined leadership gift of $50,000, Mike Lederer ’89 and his wife Stacy, and John Jenkins ’89, JD ’92 and his wife Jeffrie established the inaugural USC Price Detroit Capstone Lab in May 2014. Hosted by the nonprofit organization Detroit Future City, twenty Price undergraduate students spent an intensive week working to understand and address the greatest urban revitalization challenge of our time. They met with elected officials, nonprofit executives, business leaders, and community activists, and worked around the clock to develop innovative solutions to the city’s most pressing challenges. The impact that this lab had on the students was profound. In just one short week, these undergraduate students blossomed into confident, self-assured, creative, and highly capable young professionals ready tackle society’s most pressing challenges. It’s the type of transformation that only a real-world experience can provide. Background: Student photo of Diego Rivera’s “Detroit Industry” murals, taken at the Detroit Institute of Arts Inset, top: John Jenkins ’89, JD ’92; Inset, bottom: Mike Lederer ’89


DIVERSITY IN HEALTHCARE LEADERSHIP Advancing relevant, inclusive, and high-quality healthcare for all As regions throughout California continue to experience dynamic shifts in the ethnic, cultural, and linguistic dynamics of their communities, it is critical that healthcare professionals reflect the populations that they serve. Time and again, research shows that a diverse workforce is better equipped to provide patients with relevant, culturally competent, and high-quality care.

The Price School is and management

ranked #4 in the nation for health policy

The Price School’s Master of Health Administration program has been training leaders in health management and policy for more than

35 years.

As a leader in the field of health administration, Michael Uranga ’95, President and CEO of Companion Management Group, recognized the need to increase diversity among healthcare leaders. An alumnus of the Price School’s Master of Health Administration program, Uranga pledged $200,000 to support the Diversity in Healthcare Leadership Initiative. This gift provides scholarship funds, professional development opportunities, and mentorship programs for high-caliber underrepresented minority students enrolled in the Master of Health Administration program. Uranga’s generous gift reflects not only his professional insight into the current challenges in health administration, but also his dedication and loyalty to the Trojan Family. In addition to his role as a donor to the school and mentor to Price students, Uranga serves on the Master of Health Administration program board, helping to shape the program’s vision and long-term impact on future generations of healthcare leaders. Inset, above: Michael Uranga ’95, President and CEO of Companion Management Group

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A LIFETIME OF PUBLIC SERVICE Reflecting on the Past and Investing in the Future University professors play a profound role in the lives of their students. They not only encourage students to pursue their passion, they nurture new interests and mentor students throughout their personal and professional lives. University professors inspire excellence, and they help students grow into the very best version of themselves. Such was the case for James McMurray ’86, who credits much of his professional success to Dr. Elizabeth Graddy, Vice Dean and the Jeffrey J. Miller Chair in Government, Business, and the Economy. McMurray recently gave a scholarship gift of $250,000 in honor of Dr. Graddy, who served as a mentor while he earned his Master of Public Administration degree.

“I was delighted to endow a scholarship fund in honor of Dr. Elizabeth Graddy. It was Elizabeth’s support and guidance that set me on the path to success.” McMurray received his Master of Public Administration degree in 1986. He went on to excel in law enforcement, serving as a detective in the Los Angeles Police Department for over 30 years. He retired in 2004 as Chief of Detectives. Throughout his laudable career in public service, McMurray remained loyal to his Trojan Family. He recruited and mentored two of his colleagues through graduate programs at the Price School, and credits much of his success to the support that Dr. Graddy provided. Inset, above: James McMurray ’86 and his wife Deborah attend an event at the Los Angeles Police Museum in 2003

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At the USC Price School of Public Policy, we seek innovative, unique, and bold ideas that embody the mission of our school: to improve the quality of

life for people and their communities, here and abroad. There are countless ways to support USC Price; here are just a few of the areas where your gift can have a profound impact on our students:

GIVE A SCHOLARSHIP Each year, the Price School awards over $5

MILLION in scholarships to students

50% of undergraduate students at Price receive scholarships The Price School has raised over $250,000 for safety-net funds, which provide

Over

temporary assistance for students facing an extreme financial hardship

SUPPORT INCLUSIVITY 37% of the Price School’s undergraduate students are from underrepresented populations.

Over 40% of graduate students are from underrepresented populations In the past three years, the Price School has raised over $1 MILLION to support diversity programming for current students and other members of the community

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SUPPORT EXPERIENTIAL LEARNING The Price School has raised $250,000 to establish undergraduate labs in three cities

215 students were paired with professional mentors during the 2014-15 academic year.

Graduate students have visited 10 international cities in the past five years through international labs

IMPACT & OUTREACH With 12 RESEARCH CENTERS housed in the school, the Price School hosts hundreds of events each year, focused on a wide range of policy issues Each year, over 12,000 alumni attend events, workshops, lectures, and symposia held across the globe With sponsorship opportunities starting at $10,000 your gift can help bring a wide range of thought leaders to campus

NAME A SPACE With over 75 FACULTY and 1,800 STUDENTS, a capital gift to the Price School is a meaningful investment in the school’s capacity for excellence Price School faculty, staff and students occupy 12 different buildings on campus Starting at $25,000, your gift to name an office, student lounge, outdoor plaza, or classroom provides a meaningful commitment to our faculty, staff, and above all, our students

A photo of the Detroit skyline, taken by a Price undergraduate student during the inaugural Detroit Capstone Lab

Contact us today, and tell us how you want to help shape the world. John Sonego, Associate Dean for Development and External Relations USC Sol Price School of Public Policy | 213.821.8244 | sonego@usc.edu


The mission of the USC Sol Price School of Public Policy is to improve the quality of life for people and their communities, here and abroad. We achieve this mission through education and research that promote innovative solutions to the most critical issues facing society.

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