Founder’s Circle

The Founder’s Circle will create a lasting legacy of support for generations of dancers, choreographers and dance leaders as they discover, experiment, create and innovate at the USC Glorya Kaufman School of Dance.

Limited to the first 25 individuals who endow a scholarship in their name or that of a loved one, the Founder’s Circle legacy gift will be linked to the establishment of the preeminent school of dance in the western United States and the founding of USC’s sixth and final arts school.

Through permanent recognition in the lobby of the Glorya Kaufman International Dance Center and other premier acknowledgment opportunities, the 25 Founder’s Circle members will enjoy the appreciation they deserve for their vision and commitment to the future of dance in the 21st century.

Join the legacy. Become a Founder’s Circle member today.


Q: What does it mean to endow a scholarship?

A: Your gift as a Founder’s Circle member is invested in the USC Endowment to assure continued growth of the principal. Each year, interest from this investment is given to a student as a scholarship. This arrangement assures that the principal will continue to grow and more scholarships can be awarded in the future.

Q: What is the financial commitment of the Founders Circle?

A: Named scholarships start at a minimum contribution of $100,000. Your legacy gift can be payable in up to 5 annual installments ($20,000 per year for 5 years), or as a bequest.

Q: How will Founder’s Circle members be recognized?

A: As an integral part of this historic moment, you will be recognized permanently in the lobby of the Glorya Kaufman International Dance Center and in various USC publications. You will also receive invitations to private and special events.

Q: Will I get to know the students who are scholarship recipients?

A: As a member of the Founder’s Circle, you will receive information about your scholarship recipients and be invited to meet these students and see them perform as they progress through the program into dance leaders of tomorrow.