Part of the $6 billion Campaign for USC, the gift will support outpatient care at the university's Healthcare Center 2, a five-story facility that houses Keck Medicine of USC clinics dedicated to almost all medical disciplines, from primary care to surgical specialties. With the gift, the foundation adds to the $150 million it provided in 2011 to launch the Keck Medicine Initiative and advance medical research and education at the university.
In recognition of the gift, USC will rename the facility the Willametta Keck Day Healthcare Center in honor one of the Keck Foundation founders, who died in 1985. Day was the daughter of William Myron Keck, who founded the Superior Oil Co. in 1921 and created the W. M. Keck Foundation three decades later.
"We've seen impressive progress from USC in becoming a major medical center in Southern California," said Keck Foundation president Robert A. Day. "The work underway on campus and at Keck Medicine of USC hospitals and clinics every day is inspiring and underscores the importance of continued investment in academic medicine for the benefit of Southern California, where the Superior Oil Co. had its headquarters for many years."