The USC University Club at King Stoops Hall, a private, members-only restaurant and meeting space, was gifted $6 million by Amy King Dundon-Berchtold on Tuesday. Dundon-Berchtold received her bachelor's degree in education from USC Rossier in 1972. The club will bear the King name twice as the USC Amy King Dundon-Berchtold University Club at King Stoops Hall, which is named for her late mother and late stepfather.
The Office of University Advancement said that the endowment will most likely be used to maintain historic buildings, and foster the development of more University Club programs.
"We are looking to do a variety of programming. We are looking to reach out into the community both outside of the USC community as well as inside the community," said former University Club president, Rebecca Weintraub.
Some undergraduate students, who make up a small portion of club members, feel they are not receiving much benefit.
"I should be getting free Ubers before 7p.m. since I never use this place. It makes sense that this is the second most successful business in L.A. behind Disneyland because they make a lot of money that never makes it [to the students]. I think it says a lot about what [USC's] interests are," said Brentan Walter, an undergraduate.
King Dundon-Berchtold's contribution pushes total funds raised by USC closer to the school's $6 billion fundraising goal. USC just passed it's $5.5 billion mark.