According to a Los Angeles Times report, outgoing USC athletic director Pat Haden and his family have collected $2.4 million since 1999 for working part-time roles in a California-based charity.
Haden, 63, has been the board chairman of the George Henry Mayr Foundation since 1999. He, his daughter and sister-in-law collected that sizeable amount from 1999–2014, according to the foundation’s federal tax returns, despite a major dive in funding and scholarship spending over that time period. The Times reports the foundation’s spending hit a three-decade low, with the size of its endowment staying put.
Haden reportedly collected half of that ($1.2 million), and the foundation’s donations to USC during his tenure are far greater than to any other institution.
The roles of Haden, his daughter Natalie O'Connor and his sister-in-law Catherine Grier Olson were part-time and involved as little as an hour of weekly involvement.
Haden leaves USC effective June 30 and will guide the renovation of the Los Angeles Memorial Coliseum over the next year.