We invite you to give now to help build a legacy of support that will impact students, educators, choreographers and audience members for generations to come.
For a limited time, two extraordinary opportunities exist to be part of “The New Movement” at USC: the Founder’s Circle (scholarship gifts) and Naming Opportunities (within the new building). For ongoing support, you can also join the Dean’s Circle.
“We are creating a new and visionary school that will be at the forefront of developing dancers, choreographers and dance leaders. The USC Glorya Kaufman School of Dance promises to transform the landscape of dance, making an impact on a national scale through its development of a New Movement model and its collaboration with leading artists from Los Angeles and around the globe. We invite you to partner in an enduring legacy that will support generations of talented students in their intellectual and artistic development.”
–Robert Cutietta, Dean
This fall, three new members joined the USC Kaufman Board of Councilors: Gale Luce, Sue Tsao, and Ann Gianopulos. As a part of the board, they will work with Dean Robert Cutietta and the USC Kaufman staff to advance the school’s development.
Sarah Haggerty joins USC Kaufman as Associate Director of Individual Giving. We spoke with her a little bit about joining our team, and her role as a part of the USC Kaufman family.
Our Kaufman Tailgate was definitely a highlight of the month of October! Check out the photos from that memorable afternoon.
USC Trustee and our visionary founder Glorya Kaufman was featured in USC Trojan Family for her enduring passion and historic gift to USC Kaufman, including the brand new building that houses the program and its students.
We have a few Welcome Week traditions of our own here at USC Kaufman, including our Meet the Dean event and our Hollywood-themed Kaufman Dance Party! Here’s a quick photo recap of the week’s highlights…
This month, seasoned fundraiser Patrick Morrow joins the USC Glorya Kaufman School of Dance as its new director of advancement. Morrow, who began his career in philanthropy at The Da Camera Society at nearby Mount St. Mary’s University, has since served on the development teams of some of L.A.’s most prominent cultural institutions.
Philanthropist and dance enthusiast Jennifer Cheng explains that she does not “give and run.” In her roles as president of the Cheng Family Foundation, founder of the Dance Conservatory of Pasadena and executive director of the Los Angeles dance company Diavolo | Architecture in Motion, she is as generous with her time as she is with financial support.
The brand new Glorya Kaufman International Dance Center is filled with the latest equipment, including six gleaming new pianos placed in its studios. Thanks to the generosity of the family of Lenai Wilkerson, a BFA student in the inaugural class, one of these pianos now has been named.