Four newly created endowed scholarships will help provide financial support to USC Leonard Davis School students in perpetuity.
Dick Cook, Jacqueline DuPont, Dick Oxford and Kathy Rose all have recently made gifts to the school that ensure that students would have the ability to study at the world’s leader in gerontological education and research. Endowed scholarships create a legacy for the donor and ensure that students in need and the best quality students are able to attend the Leonard Davis School without financial barriers.
Jacqueline DuPont MSG ’94, wanted to give back to her alma mater and create a named scholarship like the one that she benefitted from as a graduate student at the USC Leonard Davis school.
Dick Oxford has been a member of the Board of Councilors for decades and chose to create an endowed scholarship in his and his late wife’s name as a lasting legacy at the school. Dick joined the board as a local businessman and attended USC in the late 1950s and early 1960s (BS ’59 and MBA
’62). He was a member of the Trojan Knights and played for the Trojan Men’s Tennis team.
Kathy Rose, also an alumna of USC (MS ’75) is one of the school’s newest Board of Councilors members and feels passionate about helping the school advance its education mission.
Lastly, Dick Cook is no stranger to USC. He played on the Trojan Baseball team, earned his BA in 1972, served on the university’s Board of Trustees, served as president of the Alumni Association, and sits on the USC Verdugo Hills Hospital Foundation’s board of directors in addition to the USC Leonard Davis School Board of Councilors. His wife, Bonnie, serves on the Vibrant Living Retreat Planning Committee. Their recent gifts to the Davis School have created the Richard and Bonnie Cook Endowed Scholarship Fund.
We are grateful to all of the leaders who have made significant gifts to the school and who help enable students realize their dreams at the Leonard Davis School.