In the arts world, they call her "the dancing philanthropist." And now, with her latest and largest endowment to date, Glorya Kaufman has a new dance partner in the University of Southern California.
Her groundbreaking gift for the USC Glorya Kaufman School of Dance will establish the first new endowment-funded school at the university in 40 years. (The last was the USC Annenberg School for Communication and Journalism, which opened in 1973 with a gift from Walter H. Annenberg.) Robert Cutietta, dean of USC's music school, who will head the new dance school, calls the gift one of the largest donations in the history of dance.