Gifts at Work

The USD Alumni Association has set a $1 million goal for its scholarship endowments by 2012 to support current USD students with financial need. The endowments recently surpassed $380,000, with a significant portion raised through the Alumni Endowed Scholarship Fund. “I appreciate the generosity of alumni who contributed to the scholarship,” says Bess Culp, current USD sophomore and scholarship recipient. More than 90 percent of the endowment is made up of annual alumni gifts ranging from $50 to $250. “ The Alumni Endowed Scholarship Fund is a program that all USD alumni can take pride in,” says Mark Hoekstra ’86. “When alumni tell me their $50 won’t make a difference at USD, I point them to our scholarship fund. Collectively, thousands of individual $50 gifts will enable us to reach our $1 million goal.” Go to www. or call (619) 260-4724.

The School of Business Administration was awarded a $100,000 grant from the Foundation for Enterprise Development, according to an announcement that was made in late November. The money will be used over a 17-month period to study private, employeeowned firms. The La Jolla-based Foundation for Enterprise Development is a private foundation that seeks to promote entrepreneurial scientific and technology enterprises by funding research, education and policy development projects.

Alumni and friends are invited to attend the first annual USD Wine Classic on July 26 to raise money and awareness of the Alumni Endowed Scholarship Fund. Enjoy a wonderful afternoon of wines, food and music featuring USD family wineries. For more information, call (619) 260-4819.