Benefiting the USC Voice Center Fund

USC Voice Center Mission

The mission of the USC Voice Center is to improve the quality of life for individuals with voice, swallowing and airway disorders.

Did you know?

April 16 celebrates World Voice Day (WVD), during which otolaryngologists and other voice health professionals worldwide join together to recognize and promote awareness of vocal health. They also encourage members of the general public to assess their own vocal health and take action to improve or maintain good voice habits.

Why is World Voice Day important?

Voice is our primary means of communicating and working in a modern world. People who experience a loss of voice not only lose their ability to communicate with others, they often lose their ability to work and contribute to society This can lead to a marked loss of personal identity. Maximizing awareness educates our community on the variety of medical conditions that can lead to voice problems, which include benign vocal cord lesions, aging voice and voice tremors, among others.

What role does support play in vocal health?

Due to the fact that these disorders often are not life-threatening, public funding for awareness and research for voice disorders is limited. Clinicians who seek to advance the standard of care for people with loss of voice rely on private contributions to help fund crucial research and create novel treatments for voice restoration. Contributions also promote training in the treatment of people with voice loss.

Why give to the USC Voice Center?

Michael M. Johns, MD
Director, USC Voice Center

The USC Voice Center at Keck Medicine of USC is one of the few academic, interdisciplinary and comprehensive voice care centers in the world. Our physicians utilize cutting-edge technology and research outcomes to evaluate, properly diagnose and treat voice and swallowing problems. The use of these technologies and research helps to improve diagnoses for our patients and ultimately results in better outcomes from treatment. Our ability to make advancements in voice health heavily relies on private contributions from our grateful patients, friends and community members.

Thank you for your consideration in partnering with us to continue providing exceptional voice disorder care and research to every person who walks through our doors.

Donations by check

If you would like to make a contribution by check or donor-advised fund, please make the check payable to “Keck School of Medicine of USC” and write “USC Voice Center Fund” in the memo line. Checks should be mailed to the following address with an accompanying cover letter that includes your full name, mailing address, phone number and the designation of the gift (USC Voice Center Fund):

  • Keck School of Medicine of USC
    Office of Development
    1150 South Olive Street 25th Floor
    Los Angeles, CA 90015
    Attention: Tammi Scott-Lynch – PFP

For questions, please contact:
Tammi Scott-Lynch
Senior Director of Development
(323) 865-1293

The Keck School of Medicine of USC is part of the University of Southern California and uses USC’s Federal Tax ID Number: 95-1642394. Donations are tax-deductible as allowed by law.