From its launch in 1995 until 2007, USC's annual Good Neighbors Campaign has raised $9 million from faculty and staff donors to support university-community partnerships benefiting the neighborhoods surrounding USC's campuses. USC's 2008 campaign aims to raise $1 million. The future of L.A. depends on the well-being of its families, the vitality of its neighborhoods and businesses, and the education of its children, said USC President Steven B. Sample. Through our Good Neighbors Campaign, our faculty and staff fund the programs that help local businesses grow and that help young people learn about science and music, improve their skills in reading and teamwork, and prepare them for college.