U Of Southern Calif School Of Public Policy Gets $50-Million Gift

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Friday, December 2, 2011

The USC School of Public Policy is getting a $50-million donation from the charity established by the founder of the Price Club warehouse-style shopping chain, university officials plan to announce Tuesday.

The school will be renamed for the late Sol Price, who earned an undergraduate and law degree from USC and went on to success in discount membership retailing and in real estate investments.

Price died in 2009 and his wife, Helen, who also graduated from USC, died the year before.

Robert Price, their son and president of the San Diego-based Price Family Charitable Fund, said USC's public policy programs in real estate, urban planning and health administration dovetail with his father's endeavors.

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