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Gould Heritage Society

The Gould Heritage Society was formed in 2017 to thank generous alumni and friends who have made bequests in their wills or other deferred gifts in support of the USC Gould School of Law. Society members’ gifts demonstrate the vision of an ongoing commitment for support of academic excellence to the law school. All gift amounts are accepted and no dues or fees are required to participate in the Gould Heritage Society.

If you have included a gift for USC Gould in your estate plan or through a planned gift, you qualify for membership in the Gould Heritage Society. Please fill out our member application to let us know about your intended gift and to join the Gould Heritage Society in order for us to recognize you.

Benefits of Membership

  • Specially designed Gould Heritage Society certificate
  • A Gould Heritage Society certificate
  • Invitation to an annual recognition luncheon
  • Invitation to exclusive programs
  • Recognition on the Heritage Society Honor Roll and in selected publications
  • A special commemorative gift

Eligibility for Membership

Any of the following planned gifts qualify you to become a member of GHS:

  • Include a gift for USC in your will or living trust.
  • Include a gift for USC in your will or living trust
  • Name USC as a beneficiary of a life insurance policy or a retirement account (IRA, 401(k), 403(b), etc.)
  • Establish a charitable gift annuity at USC
  • Name USC as the beneficiary of a charitable remainder trust or charitable lead trust
  • Deed your home to USC while retaining a life estate

Application for Membership


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