School of policy receives $50-million naming donation


USC has received a $50 million donation from the Price Family Charitable Fund to endow the USC School of Policy, Planning and Development, which will be renamed the USC Sol Price School of Public Policy, the school announced Monday.

The new endowment will provide USC Sol Price School with the resources to expand its social justice goals through the creation of the USC Sol Price Center for Social Innovation and make the USC Sol Price School the leading public policy schools in the nation.

“This gift allows us to achieve excellence in innovation and become the best school of public policy in the country,” USC Sol Price School Dean Jack Knott said. “It will also allow us to increase our social justice and urban development programs in partnership with the Price Family Charitable Fund.”

  • Brian

    Um… what about the other elements of this new “school of policy” aka “planning and development.”

    • Anon

      SPPD never had the word “administration” in it either but you never heard the PA students complaining.

      • Brian

        Good point. Never thought of that.