Newspaper article St Louis Post-Dispatch (MO)

George Lucas Gives Another $10M to USC for Student Diversity

Newspaper article St Louis Post-Dispatch (MO)

George Lucas Gives Another $10M to USC for Student Diversity

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Lucas gives $10 million to help USC find diverse 'storytellers'

George Lucas has given $10 million to the University of Southern California's School of Cinematic Arts to fund the student diversity program he helped establish.

The donation was announced Monday by USC, Lucas' alma mater. The George Lucas Family Foundation made an initial $10 million gift last fall.

Michael Renov, vice dean of academy affairs, said the gift will help "recruit storytellers whose voices are underrepresented."

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