April 15, 2014

Our Story

It started with a conviction. One centered on the notion that all students deserve the opportunity to succeed no matter their learning style or learning difference. The conviction led to a commitment, that USC would stand at the forefront of both research and support of students with learning differences. 

In 2010, Walter and Marcia Kortschak’s commitment to educational excellence manifested in a $10 million gift to fund an endowment for a one-of-a-kind center on the USC campus. And eight years later, the Kortschak Center continues to lead the way in providing innovative services to students with dyslexia, attention deficit hyperactivity disorder and other identified learning differences.