Corporate and Foundation Giving


USC Rossier’s corporate and foundation partners are essential to achieving the school’s mission to prepare leaders to achieve educational equity through practice, research and policy. The generous support of organizations helps fund critical research and special initiatives to ensure high-quality educational opportunities for all students.

We create long-term relationships with corporations and foundations whose interests and giving priorities are aligned with USC Rossier’s mission and goals, academic programs, field-based projects and scholarly research. These partnerships and financial support are crucial to realizing impact and results.

Scott Benson, program officer for the Next Generation Learning Models

Scott Benson, Program Officer, Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation

If we want to radically alter student outcomes within our K-12 education system, we cannot just innovate on the margins. We must also encourage models of schooling that look radically different than prevailing models. USC Hybrid High is an example of such a model. read more


Dr. Jerry Lucido, USC Rossier School of Education

Jerry Lucido, Executive Director of the Center for Enrollment Research, Policy and Practice (CERPP)

California students lack adequate access to college guidance, and this is especially detrimental for students who are less likely than their more affluent peers to have friends or family members who have navigated the college process. read more

There are many ways for an organization to be part of Rossier. For more information on corporate and foundation partnership opportunities, please contact:

Lisa Shapiro

Director of Foundation Relations
(213) 740-5080