What is Viterbi Innovation Partners (VIP)?

V.I.P. is a yearly giving and engagement organization where alumni, parents and friends come together in support of our engineering students and the advancement of engineering here at USC Viterbi. Through this premier academic support group, members of our Viterbi Innovation Partners program generously provide resources for:

  • Engineering scholarships and fellowships
  • Recruiting and retaining nationally renowned faculty members in the field of engineering
  • Acquiring the most advanced and sophisticated research and engineering equipment for classrooms and laboratories
  • Supporting the development of innovative, educational and interactive engineering curriculums and programs

By making a gift at one of our leadership giving circle levels, you are helping us to provide the best educational resources for our students – future engineers.  And you are also:

  • Helping us to secure our place among the world’s elite engineering schools
  • Creating new, and sometimes historic, changes in the field of engineering – from groundbreaking work in biotechnology, information technology and nanotechnology; to advances in education, environmental safety, transportation and other technologies in development now at USC Viterbi

Your leadership annual giving gift will help to invest in the future of the USC Viterbi School of Engineering, our students and advancing the world through engineering.

V.I.P. Giving Levels

In appreciation of each and every one of our loyal supporters who make a gift at one of our V.I.P. giving levels, we would like to offer a few courtesies as a way of showing our gratitude for your support.

Partners Circle ($500-$999)

  • Invitation to executive USC events
  • Subscription to the USC Viterbi magazine
  • Subscription to monthly USC Viterbi e-newsletters
  • Acknowledgment on the online V.I.P. Honor Roll of Donors

G.O.L.D. Alumni (Graduates of the Last Decade):
Make an annual gift of $250 or more in support of any area within the USC Viterbi School of Engineering and receive all Partners Circle courtesies.

Innovators Circle ($1,000-$2,499)

  • All Partners Circle Courtesies
  • One (1) free ticket to a USC Associates Picnic of your choice
    (Home game only)

Sustainers Circle ($2,500-$4,999)

  • All Innovators Circle Courtesies
    Excluding the One (1) free USC Associates Picnic ticket)
  • Two (2) free tickets (total) to a USC Associates Picnic of your choice (Home game only)
  • Free campus parking privileges – Three (3) times a year
    (Not valid during home football games)

Visionaries Circle ($5,000-$9,999)

  • All Sustainers Circle Courtesies
  • A USC Viterbi pin
  • A personal letter from the Dean of USC Viterbi

Dean’s Circle ($10,000+)

  • All Visionaries Circle Courtesies
  • A USC Viterbi Innovation Partners crystal award
    (if a pledge is made, crystal is awarded on the pledge completion year)
  • Opportunity to join the USC Associates, a society of USC supporters (for donors who make a gift of $25,000+)
  • VIP seating at selected USC Viterbi events (When available)

How to Join V.I.P.

To become a part of the USC Viterbi Innovation Partners program, make a gift in support of USC Viterbi at one of our giving levels by:

    1. Going online to the  USC Giving Page
    2. Sending a check* to:
      USC Viterbi School of Engineering
      Office of Annual Giving

      1150 South Olive Street, Suite 1700
      Los Angeles, CA 90015

      *Please make checks payable to: The University of Southern California

      *On the memo line on the check: make sure to write “VIP” along with the area you are supporting (e.g. scholarships, a specific department, a student program, etc.)

Giving Levels

  • Partners Circle ($500-$999)
    G.O.L.D. alumni are eligible when you make a gift of $250+
  • Innovators Circle ($1,000 – $2,499)
  • Sustainers Circle ($2,500-$4,999)
  • Visionaries Circle ($5,000-$9,999)
  • Dean’s Circle ($10,000-$24,999)

Did You Know?
A matching gift from your employer will also count towards your gift to be part of V.I.P.? Contact your human resources/personnel office to find out if your company matches gifts in support of higher education.

Contact Us

Should you have any questions or concerns about V.I.P., need assistance in making your gift, or would like some more information, please contact:

Jane Ong
Senior Associate Director of Development
USC Viterbi School of Engineering
Viterbi Advancement
1150 South Olive Street, Suite 1700
Los Angeles, CA 90015