How to Give

The USC Leonard Davis School Advancement Office is prepared to help you with any questions about your charitable giving.

Mail Your Check

USC Leonard Davis School of Gerontology
Development Office
3715 McClintock Avenue, Suite 110
Los Angeles, CA 90089-0191

Please make checks payable to “The USC Leonard Davis School of Gerontology.” Please indicate your area of support within the USC Leonard Davis School on the memo line of your check.

Call Us

You may make a gift over the phone simply by calling us at (213) 740-0777.

Give Online

You may make a gift online at the USC Leonard Davis Giving Page.

Company Matching Gifts

An easy way to double or even triple your donation to USC is to find out if your company has a matching-gift program. Such programs typically match all or a percentage of employee contributions to charitable organizations, making the employer a partner in employees’ personal philanthropy. Simply obtain a matching-gift form from your employer’s personnel office, fill it out, and provide it to the USC Leonard Davis School with your contribution. For more information on matching gifts to the USC Leonard Davis School, please contact gerodev@usc.edu, or call (213) 740-0777.

Endowment Gifts

When you make a gift to the USC Leonard Davis School of Gerontology you have the option to designate your gift for current use or endowment. Contributing to USC’s endowment, supporters are able to provide enduring sources of funding for the people, programs, and activities they care about and wish to nurture. Because the principal is not spent and a portion of the income is reinvested, an endowment lasts in perpetuity. Endowment gifts provide security over the long term by expanding the university’s permanent financial base and source of future income for such things as endowed faculty positions, student scholarships or fellowships, broad-based interdisciplinary research projects, or even entire academic programs.

To learn more about how to establish an endowment gift or make a gift to an existing endowment fund, please call us at (213) 740-0777. 

Gifts of Stock, Securities or Bonds

Gifts of stock, securities or bonds provide considerable tax advantages when transferred to USC before they are sold. If you have held your securities for more than one year, you may find that your gift will provide a twofold tax benefit, creating an income-tax deduction as well as helping avoid the capital-gains tax that would have been due on their sale. If you wish to transfer stocks from a broker or make a gift of physical securities, please contact the USC Leonard Davis School at gerodev@usc.edu or call (213) 740-0777 for more information.

Gifts of Personal Property

Including rare books, works of art, valuable collectibles, and tangible items of demonstrable value — in some cases may enable you to make a significant gift to support USC with outstanding tax benefits to you. Likewise, gifts of intangible personal property, such as copyrights, patents, and mineral rights, can generate income for the program of your choice on a continuing basis. Please contact our office at gerodev@usc.edu or at (213) 740-0777 for more information.

Planned Giving

To learn about deferred or planned gifts, including bequests, life-income plans, and other options for your estate — and for information about increasing your income, earning valuable income-tax deductions, and reducing your estate taxes — please visit the USC Office of Planned Giving Web site.