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More than 150 friends and supporters of the USC Leonard Davis School of Gerontology participated in the 18th annual Rod Dedeaux Swing for Healthy Aging Golf Classic on September 22, 2014 at the Virginia Country Club in Long Beach, Calif. The event honored Keith Renken, former chairman of the golf tournament, current Board of Councilors member, and recipient of the Dean’s Medallion for his incredible service.

The golf tournament, named for USC “Coach of the Century” Rod Dedeaux, raises scholarship funds for USC Leonard Davis School students. This year’s tournament was one of the most successful in history, raising over $350,000 in funds and establishing the Renken Scholars program, which will provide $10,000 in support for the best and brightest gerontology students.

The scholarship program is a step towards honoring Renken’s years of support for the USC Leonard Davis School of Gerontology. He has served as a member of the Board of Councilors for over 18 years and as chairman of the golf committee for almost as long.

“We are so grateful for the support and generosity of Keith and his family and are eager to honor his legacy through the creation of the Renken Scholars program,” said Dean Pinchas Cohen.

USC Leonard Davis Dean Emeritus Edward L. Schneider also expressed his gratitude for Renken, saying, “Keith has impacted the Davis School in so many ways. He helped me build a strong Board of Councilors and was integral in preserving the Leonard Davis School of Gerontology’s future.”

The USC Leonard Davis School is also greatly indebted to the generosity of Tournament Sponsors:

The UniHealth Foundation
The Renken Company
The Annenberg Foundation
Whittier Trust
East West Bank
G&L Senior Care Properties, LLC
Care Trust REIT
Dart Entities
Key Bank
Al Plamann
Lancaster Pollard
Kevin Lyman
Mountain View Packaging
O’Melveny and Myers LLP
Silverado Senior Living
Trader Joe’s
Roger & Michele Dedeaux Engemann
Jeff Glassman & The Wallis Foundation
Ron Barnes & The Norris Foundation
Care & Compliance
Citizens Business Bank
Dean Emeritus Edward L. Schneider
Kazanjian Bros.
Catharine Reed & The Auen Foundation
Shari Thorell
Torrey Pines Bank

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