Athletics News
    USC's Don Winston Named Athletic Fund Raiser of Year by NAADD

    June 22, 1999

    LOS ANGELES -- USC senior associate athletic director Don Winston was named the university division 1999 Fund Raiser of the Year by the National Association of Athletic Development Directors at the organization's annual convention this month in Reno.

    Winston, who has been with the USC athletic department since 1983, heads up the Trojan athletic development office, which includes all support groups, major gifts and endowments. In his career, he has helped the athletic department raise more than $100 million and guided athletic endowment growth to $70 million (among the tops in the nation).

    Winston also handles the day-to-day supervision of USC baseball (he previously also handled men's golf, tennis, volleyball and water polo).

    He originally came to USC in 1974 as director of development for the university's College of Letters, Arts and Sciences. He was named an assistant vice president for development in 1982.

    Before coming to USC, he was director of development at Davidson College for 4 years, associate director of development at Whitman College for 3 years, and assistant director of development at Pomona College for 5 years. He also spent 3 years with United California Bank in their branch management training program.

    He graduated in 1958 from Cal Poly, San Luis Obispo, where he played varsity baseball. He obtained a master's degree in liberal arts from USC.