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The Campaign for USC Caruso Catholic Center

Four years ago we embarked on a campaign with two goals: strengthen our annual giving and grow our endowment. Over 1,800 donors have given to the campaign for USC Caruso Catholic Center and Our Savior Parish helping us to raise over $16.3 million in operating support and adding nearly $4.3 million to our endowment.

Unlike traditional parishes, our in-pew offertory is roughly $600 each week, mostly from students, which is not enough to support our $3 million operating budget. We also do not receive financial support from USC or the Archdiocese of Los Angeles.

The reality is that over 80% of our income is from the generosity of alumni, parents, friends, and foundations which vary in amount each year. This is not sustainable for long term success nor sufficient to accommodate our increased growth. Thus, it is imperative that this campaign be a success to ensure that every student who seeks our community can find it and call it home!