Alumni & Giving

Your support is an investment in new generations of leaders, research that improves human health locally and globally, and innovations in practice, education and policy. 

Our generous alumni and donors share their time, expertise and financial resources. The majority of our 400 preceptors are alumni, modeling best practices in clinical pharmacy and mentoring current students. Graduates of our pioneering regulatory science, health economics and other unique programs are shepherding life-improving advances and shaping policy decisions that improve access to care while reducing costs. And our pharmaceutical sciences alumni are discovering cures and novel treatments for a host of conditions.

Donors fund scholarships that ensure an exceptional education remains within reach of talented students in need. They also fund endowed chairs and research and programmatic initiatives that propel the entire field forward.  

Lifelong, Worldwide

Alumni, students and faculty are part of the renowned Trojan Family—a strong, connected community known for professional achievement, community outreach, and innovative curricular and care models. Our motto “lifelong, worldwide” reflects alumni dedication to supporting new generations of USC students and graduates on every continent.

Launching the USC South Los Angeles Pharmacy

Conveniently located pharmacies foster healthier communities. But one in three urban neighborhoods is a pharmacy desert, meaning people there have no options for filling prescriptions within a half mile of their home without transportation—or a mile if they have cars. We invite you to become a philanthropic investor in this life-changing enterprise aimed at greening one of the nation’s most pronounced pharmacy deserts.  


How did your time at the USC Mann School impact you?

“My experiences at USC equipped me with the leadership and clinical skills to propel my career. The lifelong friends and colleagues I made continue to show up in my personal and professional life.”

Eno Inyang

PharmD ‘16

Clinical Pharmacy Manager and PGY-2 Oncology Residency Program Director Dana-Farber Cancer Institute

What motivates you to support the USC Mann School?

“It’s a generational thing for me. I truly love the University of Southern California as my family has had a connection with it since 1931. And now in the current time, the students at USC Mann are just so darn brilliant and stimulating. I continually want to encourage them.“

Bill Heeres

PharmD ‘63

Chairman Emeritus, USC Mann School Board of Councilors

Why do you give to the School?

“As a student, I benefited from the mentorship and support of established Alumni. I want to pay the gratitude forward to future generations of pharmacists so our profession can continue to prosper.”

Lilia Xu

PharmD '12

Vice President of Business Development , 986 Degrees Corporation
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What inspired your career choices after USC?

“I became interested in finding innovative ways to improve health outcomes for patients because I spent nearly a decade leading advocacy efforts in California to change pharmacy laws to improve patient access to care. I became interested in improving access to patient care, because I was looking for ways for pharmacists to create next-gen business models. The possibilities truly are endless.”

Komal Patel

PharmD ’04

VP Healthcare Operations at Interwell Health