USC Kaufman Donors

When Glorya Kaufman gave her transformative gift to establish the USC Glorya Kaufman School of Dance, she launched a legacy for us all and created an opportunity for other patrons to support a pioneering vision for dance at California’s oldest private research university. Thank you to our donors for their generosity.

Principal Benefactor

Glorya Kaufman

Program Support

The Choi Family Artist in Residence Endowed Fund
Los Angeles Philanthropic Committee for the Arts (visiting artists)
Claude and Alfred Mann Professorship in Dance
Cheng Family Collaborative Projects Fund

Founder’s Circle

The Bishton Family Foundation
The Cheng Family Foundation
Bryn K. and Richard A. DeBeikes, Jr.
Michael and Debbie Felix
Joan Herman and Richard Rasiej
Anita Mann Kohl and Allen D. Kohl
Jim and Gale Luce
Nigel Lythgoe
Christine Marie Ofiesh
Robin Rae Robinson
The Simms/Mann Family Foundation
Sue Tsao

Learn more about the Founder’s Circle.

Naming Gifts

Ramona L. Cappello
Joan Herman and Richard Rasiej
Christine Marie Ofiesh
The Wilkerson Family
Renae Williams Niles and Gregory Niles

Learn more about Naming Opportunities.

Dean’s Circle

Premier ($25,000+)

Principal ($10,000 – $24,999)
Beate Caso
Alyce Williamson

Soloist ($5,000 – $9,999)
Steven W. Neu
Kimberly and Mark Tribus

Demi-Soloist ($2,500 – $4,999)
Ray Dai and Amy Wu
Sherrie and James Evans
Lisa and Richard Franklin
Kristen and Gregory Hetzer
Patrick and Carol Kinsella
Rod and Elsie Nakamoto
Christine A. Rhoades
Alexa D. Isbell and Adam Wolman

Corps de Ballet ($1,000 – $2,499)
Lorine Haynes and Lynn Bailey
Shauna and John Barger
Michelle & Steven Clark
Katherine and William Duhamel, Jr.
Michael and Debbie Felix
Cindy Flame
Susan Friedman
Harlequin Floors                                                                                                                                              Fred Lott
Susan Klein and Shil Srivastava
Susie Norris and Jacob Epstein
Donald Polk and Paul J. Longanbach
Robert N. Rush
Michael Shedlin
Robert Schulman

Learn more about the Dean’s Circle.

Annual Giving

Laura Boon
Candice Bravo
Eric J. Carpio
Patricia Craig
Rohin B. Deb
Bobbi Elliott
Lisa and Richard Franklin
Susan Friedman
Janice & Craig Furniss
Carmel P. & Daniel Lee Gardner
Mary Ann & Glenwood L. Garvey
Lori & Jules Jomsky
Carol H. and Guy P. Kroesche
Sue Lapin
Deborah & Philip Massaglia
Arun K. Mathai
Demetria & Thomas Moritz
Melissa Joseph & Andrew Platt
Tonia Pyle
Shawn Orkuda-Sakamoto & Dr. Milton Sakamoto
Talia Laura Saraceno
Justina Schenk
Michael Charles Soloman
Jovita Tolbert
Lisa Wayans

The Campaign for USC

The USC Kaufman School’s fundraising initiative is a crucial part of the Campaign for the University of Southern California, which seeks to raise $6 billion to fuel USC’s success and impact far into the future. The campaign will touch and transform every aspect of the university.

Learn more about and support the Campaign for the University of Southern California.