Two University of Southern California alumni donated $20 million to their alma mater's school of education, specifying only that it be used to help educate the poor and learning-disabled.
USC will rename the school of education in honor of Roger Rossier and his wife, Barbara.The Rossiers, who are from Tustin, operate the Rossier School, a private institution that helps children with academic, social and emotional problems.
In Pasadena, the California Institute of Technology announced it will use an $18 million grant to create a center for its biological sciences department. The money was donated by Eli Broad, chairman and chief executive of SunAmerica Inc.
The Howard Hughes Medical Institute donated $1.4 million to the University of California, Los Angeles, to fund undergraduate research and improve laboratories and computer stations in its biological sciences education program.