Giving to USC Earth Sciences

We appreciate the financial help our alumni provide, in fact, your support is key to our success.

Alumni gifts support

  • Graduate Student Summer Support, Travel and Research
  • Undergraduate Student Summer Field Camp and Research
  • Post-doctoral Fellowships
  • Vehicle and department facilities

We have several new initiatives in the works, opportunities to support our department and leave a lasting mark.

One new opportunity involves the creation of the Friends of Earth Sciences, FoES.

A recent addition to our department’s interior walls is a collection of beautiful, polished slabs of metamorphic, igneous and sedimentary rock. These large (4’ x 6’) samples are tangible reminders of why we love the earth sciences, will beautify our hallways and used as teaching tools in our General Education (GE) labs. Special gifts, above the $5K level, will give you the opportunity to dedicate one of these rock samples to commemorate your bond to our department. Your name, or names, or text will be inscribed in a plaque dedicating a rock in your chosen honor: a professor, a classmate, a loved one.

All gifts are likely tax deductible, should be made out to USC-Earth Sciences, and checks mailed to


USC Dept. of Earth Sciences
c/o Karen Young - Giving
Department of Earth Sciences, ZHS 117
Los Angeles, CA 90089-0740.



  • Zumberge Hall of Science (ZHS)
  • Los Angeles, CA 90089-0740
  • Phone: (213) 740-6106
  • Email: earthsci@usc.edu