Senior Director of Development

Muna Deriane




B.B.A., International Finance, Loyola Marymount University

M.B.A., Marketing, Loyola Marymount University

D.P.P.D., Philanthropic Studies, University of Southern California


Southern California, Arizona and Nevada



I am excited to be back at USC supporting the expanse of academic subjects at USC Dornsife College of LAS. Dornsife’s interdisciplinary approach and aim “to improve and enrich society” are especially close to my heart.  Previously, I had the privilege of fundraising for our awesome doctors and research at the Keck School of Medicine and the USC Norris Comprehensive Cancer Center. I have worked in the nonprofit sector for more than 15 years including at RAND Corporation and a private foundation. I am a native Los Angeleno and hail from a family with three generations of Trojan graduates.

Favorite USC Initiative

I love Dean Amber Miller’s signature initiative The Academy in the Public Square. Rethinking the role of a university and how our academic research can best serve communities and the world is inspiring to me. The Public Exchange program, a component of the initiative, follows through on the vision by directly connecting our world-leading scholars with civic, business and nonprofit partners. I see a bright tomorrow, knowing these diverse perspectives are coming together to find innovative solutions to the complex problems we are all facing.

Why USC?

USC is one of the top research universities in the world and excellence is at its core. It is a privilege to connect donors with its outstanding research, programs and centers, while creating life-changing opportunities for students through scholarships. With its innovative agenda and dynamic network, USC has positioned itself as leader in improving people’s lives for many decades to come.

Favorite Spot on Campus

One day, I stumbled upon the USC Hoose Library of Philosophy. I was captivated by the beauty of its architecture, the intricacy of its design elements and the clever homage to philosophy embedded throughout – a true hidden gem!

Connect With Us

USC Dornsife Office of Advancement

1150 South Olive Street, Suite 2400
Los Angeles, CA 90015

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USC Advancement Gift Services
1150 South Olive Street, Suite 2500
Los Angeles, California 90015

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