Giving

Your donations toward student scholarships, educational programs, mentoring opportunities and professional development workshops are an investment in our students—an investment in the future.

Gifts to the USC Latino Alumni Association can transform lives by empowering Latino students at USC and helping them achieve their potential.

You may designate your tax-deductible gift to go to a specific endowed scholarship or give to the LAA endowment fund to help support LAA in perpetuity.

Online donations

To make your gift online, visit the USC Giving website.

  • Select “Please direct my gift to a specific school or program”
  • Click on “USC Alumni Association”
  • Check the box next to “USC Latino Alumni Association”
  • Provide your name and payment details

Giving Website

Donating by mail

Send checks (made payable to USC Latino Alumni Association) to:

USC Latino Alumni Association
3607 Trousdale Parkway, TCC 324
Los Angeles, CA 90089-3104

We can help you find a way to contribute that’s right for you. Contact us for more information:
(213) 740-4735
latinoalumni@usc.edu

Ways to Give

Here are some of the ways you can give:

Endowed scholarships

You can create an endowed scholarship in your name, the name of a loved one or the name of your company. Each year the interest earned on the endowment will be used to provide scholarships while the principal is reinvested.

Donor-advised fund

By contributing a lump sum to LAA through a donor-advised fund, you get an immediate tax deduction. LAA then legally controls the money but you advise us on how the funds will be disbursed.

Charitable remainder trust

Through a charitable remainder trust, you transfer assets to an irrevocable trust and receive regular payments from the trust. At the end of the trust’s term, the remainder goes to LAA. You receive an income-tax deduction for the amount estimated to remain with LAA, though the payments you receive from the trust are generally taxable.

Charitable lead trust

Essentially a reverse of a charitable remainder trust, with a lead trust you make a donation to a trust and LAA receives regular payments for a specified term. At the end of the trust’s term, the remainder of the funds are returned to you.

Charitable gift annuity

With an annuity, LAA receives a donation then regularly pays a fixed amount to the donor for life. Although a portion of the annuity payments are taxable, you receive an immediate income-tax deduction for the amount estimated to remain with LAA.

Matching gifts

Many corporations match employee gift contributions to charitable institutions. Consult your company’s benefits office for details.

Gifts in kind

Gifts or services—such as printing, furniture, catering, office supplies—may also be donated to LAA. The value of the gift will be credited to your name, and the contribution is tax deductible.