Gifts at Work

The School of Leadership and Education Sciences received a bequest of $25,000 from the estate of Professor Emeritus Joseph Rost. The Dr. Joseph C. Rost Scholarship Fund will award scholarships to qualified students who seek to earn a degree through the SOLES curriculum.

Steve ’86 (J.D.) and Lisa ’85 (J.D.) Altman have provided the School of Law’s Center for Intellectual Property Law and Markets with a gift of $50,000. The gift will support the newly established center in its work in exploring current intellectual property policy issues. The center also will provide a forum where lawyers, clients, judges and policymakers can share ideas about IP doctrines and policies.

The Todd and Mari Gutschow Foundation
provided scholarship support for school leaders from throughout San Diego County to participate in USD’s Educational Leadership Development Academy Summer Institute in July 2009. The theme of this year’s institute was “Leading Schools in a Flat World: Globalization and Its Implications for Education.”

Nadine Thomas ’58 will receive lifetime income due to a $10,000 gift annuity that was established by her aunt, Marie Weber. The annuity will pay a fixed income to Weber; upon Weber’s passing, income will be paid to Thomas. The gift will eventually support USD’s Department of Chemistry.

The university recently received a partial distribution of $250,000 from the estate of an anonymous friend of USD. It was designated in the donor’s living trust that the residual estate be divided equally among four charities; additional funds will be distributed during the 2009-2010 fiscal year.