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Planned Giving

Why Give to Dentistry?

Throughout its history, the Ostrow School of Dentistry of USC has relied on the generosity of alumni, friends, corporations, and foundations that endorse the schools mission of eminence. This support has played a vital role in creating a legacy at the Ostrow School of Dentistry as one of the leading institutions of dental education and clinical practice. Now, more than ever, philanthropic funding is essential for recruiting the best students through generous scholarships; for hiring and supporting the world’s foremost clinicians, researchers, and educators; and for offering state-of-the-art clinical technology.

The reasons for making a gift to the dental school are personal and varied. Perhaps you are grateful for your USC experience and want to give something back. Maybe you would like to leave a legacy to benefit Trojans for generations to come. Perhaps you feel passionate about supporting an important cause, such as cutting-edge research or the development of new technology. Or you may wish to take advantage of the tax benefits of making a gift.

Whatever your motivation, you’ll find many ways to make a difference at the Ostrow School of Dentistry of USC.  In addition, if you give a planned gift and the School does not see the money for years to come, you still can reap the benefits and be acknowledged for your gift now.

Support The Campaign for USC with a Planned Gift!

As the University of Southern California embarks on the largest comprehensive campaign in the history of higher education, we hope you will consider the various ways in which you can participate and support the school towards its goal. Planned gifts will play an important role in the Campaign for USC. There are a number of tax-advantaged planned giving techniques you might consider, including:

  • Life income gifts that pay you and/or other designated beneficiaries an income for life, such as charitable gift annuities and charitable remainder trusts;
  • Gift of real estate, including life estates;
  • Gifts through wills and living trusts;
  • Successor beneficiary designation for retirement plans;
  • And more.

Contact Karen Williamson in the Office of Development at (213) 740-0428 or email her at karen.willliamson@usc.edu with questions or more information on giving.

Learn more about planned giving at USC.