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Donor Profiles

We thank all our planned-gift donors for their generous support. Here are some of their stories.

Lt. Walter Michal Ross

Honoring Our Veterans with an Endowed Scholarship

The G.I. Bill made it possible for 1st Lt. Walter Michal Ross to earn a degree from USC in 1949.

Today, almost 70 years later, his daughter Cindy Ross Schrank ’68 hopes to help more military veterans and active-duty service members follow in her father’s footsteps.

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Judy Hunter

A Planned Gift to Cheer About

Judy Hunter’s devotion to USC’s outstanding athletic programs spans half a century. That’s why the 1963 graduate made a bequest to USC to support athletic scholarships for women.

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John and Trudy Armer

Guaranteed income for life, and support for three good causes

When John and Trudy Armer began exploring charitable giving options, they had two priorities: setting up a gift annuity that would provide reliable income to them for the remainder of their lives, and making sure the ultimate beneficiary of the annuity would use the funds to support causes they believe in.

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Helen Graffen Donegan (B.A., '49)

A Chance Encounter: College Alum Gives $500,000 for International Study

A young student in Shanghai inspired Helen Graffen Donegan ’49 to establish a gift annuity to create a scholarship fund–for international students who wish to study at USC and current USC students who wish to study abroad.

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