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The donation, which will be paid over a few years, will be added to the University’s endowment fund to generate additional revenue for Kaufman to use for the coming years. Leder-Morrow said that currently no decision had been made regarding the allocations of the funding, but discussions about utilizing the money have started. Leder-Morrow said the funds will lead to increased collaboration with other schools in terms of artists working together. “This is really just an opportunity for faculty to dream,” he said. “They can imagine what future collaborations might be.” “Oftentimes when donors make a significant contribution, it’s essentially setting up an endowment fund that might be paid over a few years,” Leder-Morrow said. “We tap into that income to support [school] collaborations but the million dollars stays in the [endowment] fund forever, generating additional revenue for the school to use year after year.” “The Choreographers & Composers Concert — that’s an established collaboration that happens year over year,” Leder-Morrow said. “One thing that’s been sort of in talk about was doing a similar program with popular music in addition to classical music.” “There’s nothing planned yet,” Leder-Morrow said. “This is all still very new, but I know that conversations are happening among faculty both on the Kaufman side and the Thornton side to figure out the best way to put this new resource to good use.” The schools work together on programs such as the annual Choreographers & Composers Concert and want to use the funds to work on other projects in the future, according to Kaufman Director of Advancement Patrick Leder-Morrow. The Kaufman School of Dance received a $1 million gift from an anonymous donor earlier this month. The funding will benefit both Kaufman and the Thornton School of Music, increasing collaboration between the two schools. The donation was gifted by an anonymous donor to the Kaufman School of Dance and will be added to USC’s endowment fund to generate additional revenue over the next few years. (Vincent Leo | Daily Trojan)
The late Shane PattonA MAN has been charged with causing death by dangerous driving of a Co Donegal teenager.Shane Patton, who was 18, lost his fight for life following a two car collision outside the N13 Service Station in Drumkeen on Wednesday, July 12, 2012. The incident occurred at around midnight when his black Volkswagen Bora was exiting from a minor road opposite the filling station onto the main Letterkenny to Ballybofey road.However, a black Toyota Celica travelling from Ballybofey to Letterkenny crashed into the driver’s door of his car. Mr Patton died the next day in Letterkenny General Hospital.Sgt Derek Lynott told today’s sitting of Letterkenny District Court that this morning he had charged 40-year-old Eamonn Lynch, from Glentain Manor, Letterkenny, with causing death by dangerous driving.Sgt Lynott told Judge Paul Kelly that when Lynch was charged, the accused man had replied: “I’m really sorry it happened.“I’m sorry for the family. My heart goes out to the family. I did not mean for anything like this to happen. It was an accident.”Lynch also faces separate charges of failing to remain at the scene of a road traffic collision on October 5, 2011. He was also charged with having no driving license or insurance on the same date.Inspector David Murphy asked for the case to be adjourned until February 2014 to allow for the service of a book of evidence.Lynch was released on his own bail of €500 on condition that he sign on at Letterkenny Garda Station three times per week, that he does not drive any vehicle, that he does not apply for a passport and he does not leave the Republic of Ireland.MAN CHARGED WITH CAUSING DEATH BY DANGEROUS DRIVING OF DONEGAL TEENAGER SHANE was last modified: December 10th, 2013 by John2Share this:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Reddit (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pocket (Opens in new window)Click to share on Telegram (Opens in new window)Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window)Click to share on Skype (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window) Tags:DEATH BY DANGEROUS DRIVINGDistrict CourtDrumkeeneamonn lynchletterkennyshane patton