How To Give

The USC Viterbi School of Engineering has made a meteoric rise among the best engineering schools, recently placing in the top ten of the U.S. News & World Report’s annual ranking.

To secure our place among the elite schools of engineering in the country, we are constantly in search of funding for student scholarships, cutting-edge research, faculty chairs and professorships, upgraded facilities and equipment for classrooms and labs, and curriculum innovations for academic programs.

Your gift to the Viterbi School helps ensure that the necessary resources are available to attract and equip the best and brightest students, faculty and researchers from across the country and around the world.

The Viterbi Advancement Office is prepared to help you with any questions about your charitable giving.

Mail your check

USC Viterbi School of Engineering
Viterbi Advancement
1150 South Olive Street, Suite 1510
Los Angeles, CA 90015

Please make checks payable to “The University of Southern California”. Please indicate your area of support within USC Viterbi on the memo line of your check.

Call us

Call us at 213-821-2921.

Give online

Visit the USC Viterbi Giving Page here.

Mobile giving

Text “viterbi” to 41444

Company Matching Gifts

Did you know that your gift can be doubled or (in some cases) tripled in size at no additional cost to you? If your company matches gifts in support of higher education, you may participate in their Matching Gift Program. All you need to do is fill out and submit your company’s matching gift form and send it back to our office once you have made your gift to USC Viterbi.

For more information on matching gifts to USC Viterbi, please contact viterbi.giving@usc.edu, or call 213-821-2921.

Endowment Gifts

When you make a gift to the USC Viterbi School of Engineering, you have the opportunity to direct your gift into an endowed account that will fund activities for future years, as the account continues to generate interest.

Endowment gifts are extremely important to the Viterbi School because they provide long-term security by expanding the School’s permanent financial base and by creating an annual source of future income. A robust endowment enables the School to make long-range strategic plans, and to continue to recruit and retain the very best students, faculty and researchers from all around the world.

To learn more about how to establish an endowment gift or make a gift to an existing endowment fund, please call us at 213-740-2502.

Gifts of Stock, Securities or Bonds

Gifts of stock, securities or bonds earn an income tax deduction equal to the fair market value of their securities and help avoid the capital gains tax on the transfer. If you wish to transfer stocks from a broker or make a gift of physical securities, please contact our office at 213.740.2502 for more information.

Gifts of Tangible Personal Property

Gifts of tangible personal property including property, residences, books, artwork and equipment are welcomed by the School. The charitable deduction is the market value of the item donated. Please contact our office at viterbi.giving@usc.edu or at 213-740-2502 for more information.

Planned Giving

For more information on making a planned gift to the Viterbi School, please visit our planned giving page.