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Dean’s Fund for Excellence

Perhaps the most powerful support from alumni, parents and friends — gifts to the Dean's Fund for Excellence impact every student, faculty member and partner across all academic, programmatic and research areas touched by the USC Dornsife College of Letters, Arts and Sciences. Gifts to the Dean's Fund for Excellence accelerate Frontline Scholarship—our commitment to addressing society’s toughest challenges to improve our world and the way we live in it. Your gift will empower our students and faculty to take bold, daring leaps to discover comprehensive solutions to complex problems facing us in human health, the environment and our communities. You will make an extraordinary difference in our futures with your gift to the Dean's Fund for Excellence.

Your Impact

In recent years the collective support of alumni, parents and friends has generated more than $4M for the USC Dornsife Dean's Fund for Excellence. Gifts to the USC Dornsife Dean’s Fund for Excellence are in many ways the most valuable contributions we receive. These unrestricted gifts allow the flexibility to provide funding for:
  • academic programs
  • student enrichment opportunities
  • financial assistance
  • support for the areas of greatest need



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Gateway Internship Program

Video by Mira Zimet and Matt Meindl

PWP: Borrego Springs

As part of a Problems Without Passports program, USC Dornsife Professor Jim Haw travels to Borrego Springs with undergraduates to study water and energy issues.

Video by Mira Zimet

A Day in the Life USC Dornsife

Shot over a single day, The "Day in the Life" of Dornsife video shows students, faculty, alumni and staff throughout campus, in our community and around the world.

Video by Matt Meindl and Mira Zimet

The Bridge@USC

Learn how scientists at The Bridge@USC are building the first atomic resolution structure of man to tackle “impossible” health challenges.

Video by Mira Zimet and Matt Meindl

USC Dornsife Holiday Video 2015

Video by Mira Zimet