In Memoriam: Nick Fagnano

July 28, 2014

On behalf of the entire USC Sol Price School of Public Policy community, I extend our heartfelt condolences to the parents, family, and friends of Nick Fagnano, who passed away tragically following injuries related to yesterday’s lightning storm at Venice Beach.

Nick was to begin this fall at USC Price as a transfer student to our undergraduate program in policy, planning, and development. He looked forward to becoming a member of the Trojan Family and was eager to engage with fellow students, faculty, and his coursework. Nick had a particular passion for downtown Los Angeles, having grown up in a 100-year-old house near Koreatown. It was his desire to play a significant role in the development of downtown L.A. and try as best as possible to accommodate the needs of the community.

His goals truly embodied the mission of the Price School to improve the quality of life for people and their communities. He left a lasting impression on all who came in contact with him at the Price School, and his presence will be greatly missed.


Jack H. Knott, Dean
USC Sol Price School of Public Policy

Nick Fagnano Memorial Fund

Jay and Mary Fagnano have requested donations be made to the Nick Fagnano Memorial Fund. The Memorial Fund will establish a scholarship for transfer students based on character and merit.

Donations can be made by mailing a check to:
Kristen DesCombes
1150 S. Olive Street, Suite 1500
Los Angeles, CA 90015.

Please make checks payable to USC Price with Nick Fagnano Memorial Fund on the memo line.

Gifts can also be made online.

For any additional questions please contact:
Kristen DesCombes
(213) 821-0417
[email protected]