Corporate and Foundation Relations


The USC Viterbi School of Engineering has a rich tradition of successful partnerships with corporations and foundations, many of which have led to breakthrough discoveries and the establishment of innovative educational initiatives designed to address the world’s most complex challenges.

The USC Viterbi Office of Corporate and Foundation Relations works to build sustainable, mutually beneficial partnerships between USC Viterbi and the local, national and international organizations that share our research, teaching and social service missions. CFR helps organizations navigate USC Viterbi, identify opportunities for collaboration, find faculty and programs of interest, and arrange for campus meetings. The office also facilitates the grant process from initial conversations to funded partnerships.

Contact Information

For all questions related to Corporate and Foundation Relations at the USC Viterbi School of Engineering, please contact:

Maurena Nacheff-Benedict
Executive Director, Corporate and Foundation Relations
(310) 766-1223

Blair Lake
Senior Director, Corporate Relations
(323) 203-7802

James Hale
Senior Director, Corporate Relations
(650) 533-3478

Lisa Mitchell
Senior Director, Foundation Relations
(323) 422-0994

Published on July 26th, 2017

Last updated on November 1st, 2021