Senior Director of Development and Planned Giving Initiatives

Alexandra Lohse

(213) 821-9326




B.A., European History & Minor in Music History, Union College

M.A., Museum Studies, New York University


Greater Los Angeles, Greater New York



Born in New Jersey, I lived and worked in New York City before venturing to the West Coast 10 years ago.  I have worked in development and fundraising for more than 15 years, including roles with the Lincoln Center for the Performing Arts, Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum, American Ballet Theatre, Los Angeles County Museum of Art and the Los Angeles Philharmonic. I live in Los Feliz with my husband, labradoodle Hugo and cat Sebastian. In my free time, I enjoy traveling, trying new restaurants, visiting museums and attending concerts.

Why USC?

Becoming a fundraising professional was a circuitous journey, but I have found a profession that is incredibly rewarding and inspiring. I enjoy the meaningful relationships I have built along the way with donors, alumni, parents and students.  I believe passionately in USC’s mission and in the innovative research being undertaken by our faculty, staff and students. Though I am not an alumna of the university, USC’s illustrious tradition of scholarship, service, and inclusivity make me proud to be part of the Trojan Family.

A Gift I Helped Raise

Like many of us, cancer has impacted my family deeply. As such, I am in awe of the groundbreaking research conducted by Dean’s Professor of Biological Sciences and Professor of Medicine and Engineering Peter Kuhn and his team at the USC Michelson Center Convergent Science Institute in Cancer. I am delighted to work closely with USC parents and alumni who have a shared interest in transformative cancer research and make generous commitments in support of Professor Kuhn’s work.

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Los Angeles, CA 90015

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