Campaign Watch

JOSEPH ARESTY CAME tThanks to the commitment, generosity and enthusiastic involvement of the Trojan Family, USC’s record-breaking Building on Excellence campaign total exceeded $2.099 billion as of December 31, 2001. Some gifts made to the campaign in recent months:

• The late Robert C. Packard LLB ‘47 bequeathed $9.9 million to the university, including $6 million to establish two trustee chairs in the Law School, nearly $3 million to help fund a law scholarship endowment and $1 million for intercollegiate golf and baseball.

• Herbert V. Nootbaar and his wife Elinor gave more than $700,000 to establish the Herbert and Elinor Nootbaar Marching Band Scholarship Fund. A charitable remainder trust of approximately $1 million from the couple will benefit the Athletic Department.

• Wendy Benjamin Smith and Barry M. Meyer gave $210,000 to the School of Social Work to create the Meyer Endowed Scholarship Fund and to support two Meyer Scholars for the current academic year.

• The Bixler family gave the USC Andrus Gerontology Center a lead gift of $150,000 to purchase an urgently needed DNA sequencing machine.
• George Cassady ’55 donated a collection of materials about Charles Dodgson – better known as Lewis Carroll – to the Doheny Library at USC, and also gave $100,000 to endow a series of symposia on Carroll’s life and work.

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