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
Global Experience Fund (Anonymous)

Founder’s Circle

The Bishton Family Foundation
The Cheng Family Foundation
Bryn K. and Richard A. DeBeikes, Jr.
Michael and Debbie Felix
Joan E. 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 E. Herman and Richard Rasiej
Christine Marie Ofiesh
Renae Williams Niles and Gregory Niles
The Wilkerson Family

Learn more about Naming Opportunities.

Dean’s Circle

Premier ($25,000+)
Elaine A. Klein

Principal ($10,000 – $24,999)
Ron R. Goldie and Ellie Kitta
Alyce Williamson

Soloist ($5,000 – $9,999)
Sherrie and James Evans
Rod and Elsie Nakamoto
Steven W. Neu
Kimberly and Mark Tribus
Vinnet and Daniel Weintraub

Demi-Soloist ($2,500 – $4,999)

Lynn Bailey and Lorine Haynes
Ray Dai and Amy Wu
Lisa and Richard Franklin
Jonathan and Deborah Goldman
Kristin and Gregory Hetzer
Carol and Patrick Kinsella
Ryan and Claire McKenzie
Christine A. Rhoades
Michael Charles Solomon
The Vomastek Family
Alexa D. Isbell and Adam Wolman

Corps de Ballet ($1,000 – $2,499)

Theresa and Chris Allen
Shauna and John Barger|
Irene and Stuart Boyd
Katharine and William Duhamel, Jr.
Susan Friedman
Carmel and Daniel Gardner
Susan Klein and Shil Srivastava
Deborah and Phillip Massiglia
Darla and Trent Mccain
Kathy and Jim Policaro
Donald E. Polk and J. Paul Longanbach
Robert N. Rush
Robert Schulman
Michael Shedlin

Learn more about the Dean’s Circle.


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.