“I think it was appropriate to give back so that the next generation will have the same opportunities if not better. It’s just a wonderful feeling to be able to give back to USC.”
A former walk-on swimmer who eventually became team captain in 1983, Fred Uytengsu made an $8.5 million contribution to the Uytengsu Aquatics Center. This is the largest gift to Athletics by a former student-athlete.
“When I came to the United States, I left my country and my family and I didn’t know what to expect. I was all on my own. USC became my second home, and I learned life lessons that helped shape me into the person I am today. Being a student-athlete at USC impacted my life in a positive way, and I was able to compete professionally because of what I learned at USC.”
A former USC three-time All-American women’s tennis player, Heliane Steden endowed a scholarship in her name for the Women of Troy tennis program, the largest gift to the Trojan Athletic Department by a former USC female student-athlete from the Title IX era.