Future students at the USC Leventhal School of Accounting will take courses in a modernized, state-of-the-art center, thanks in part to Harlan A. Helvey ’64, MBA ’71.
Helvey recently provided a generous $15 million gift that will help support the renovation of USC’s historic accounting building, upgrading and customizing the 1920s-era structure to support today’s and tomorrow’s technology. The building will be named Harlan A. Helvey Hall in his honor.
“Over the years USC Leventhal has provided an exceptionally strong accounting education to generations of students,” said William W. Holder, dean of USC Leventhal. “This magnificent gift enables us to develop a technologically advanced and sustainable physical facility, thereby allowing Leventhal to provide a truly elite educational experience.”
Helvey, a dean’s list student during his time at USC, earned his bachelor’s degree in accounting in 1964 and went on to become a Certified Public Accountant and real estate investor. A member of the Alpha Gamma Sigma and Beta Gamma Sigma honor societies, Helvey earned an MBA with an emphasis in accounting from the USC Marshall School of Business in 1971.
“I have been fortunate to be able to give back to the USC accounting school something of value,” Helvey said, “hopefully comparable to the value the accounting school gave to me.”