For many alumni, parents and friends, planned giving is an attractive way of supporting the USC School of Cinematic Arts (SCA) while fulfilling personal financial planning objectives.

A planned gift allows you to define your legacy and can be as simple as including a bequest provision in your will or naming SCA as a beneficiary of your life insurance policy or retirement plan. Options are available that can pay income to you during your lifetime, or pass assets to your heirs with little or no tax penalty. Regardless of its size, your gift will definitely make a difference in the lives of students and faculty at USC School of Cinematic Arts. 

Planned gifts to SCA can offer a wide variety of benefits for you:

  • Annual income for you and/or a beneficiary
  • Tax reductions associated with capital gains on appreciated assets help gifts go farther
  • Potentially significant tax savings
  • Creating a permanent legacy at USC
  • Membership in the SCA Leadership Circle and USC Trojan Legacy Circle

USC’s Gift Planning team can work with you and your advisors to customize a gift that is best for you.  Their webpage includes a survey to explore which option will best meet your individual financial goals.

For more information, please visit the USC Office of Gift Planning page or contact their team at 213-740-2682.  Or you may contact Bhanu Cruz, Senior Associate Dean of Advancement at USC School of Cinematic Arts at 213-740-2804.