USC Black Alumni Association Scholarship Benefit

Save the Date: Friday, March 31, 2023

The annual Scholarship Benefit honors important contributions to diversity and inclusion that align with the Black Alumni Association (USC BAA) mission. Although the event format and/or venue varies each year, the scholarship benefit always recognizes outstanding USC Black alumni and noted civic leaders. Past scholarship benefits have included a celebration of the work of groundbreaking Black architect Paul Revere Williams (USC Class of 1919), as well as such stage productions as Speak of Me as I Am (the story of Paul Robeson), and performances by recording artists Gerald Albright, Anthony Hamilton, and Lalah Hathaway.

Nominate a deserving Black Trojan for the 2023 Scholarship Benefit here.

Date: Friday, March 31, 2023

Location: Ritz-Carlton Marina Del Rey (4375 Admiralty Way, Marina Del Rey, CA 90292)

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View previous Scholarship Benefit photos by clicking the year below:

Marc A. Brown

Marc A. Brown ’04

Master of Ceremony

Co-Anchor, ABC7

Kenny Lattimore

Kenny Lattimore

Honoree Musical Tribute

Congratulations to Our 2022 Honorees!

Danny Bakewell Jr. 

Emé Visionary Award

for exemplary Scholarship, visionary Leadership and socially transformative Engagement, in recognition of historic work and impact.

Wilma Pinder, Esq. ’62 

Kilgore Service Award

for selfless servant leadership to USC Black students and alumni, exemplifying the vision of our founder, Rev. Dr. Thomas Kilgore, Jr.

Lloyd T. McKinney Jr. ’8o

Outstanding Alumnus Award

for outstanding leadership, distinguished service to the USC Black Alumni Association, and exceptional achievements that have impacted local, national and global communities.

Diamonté “Saweetie” Harper ’16

Outstanding Young Alumna Award

in recognition of outstanding leadership and demonstrated continued excellence that have impacted local, national and global communities.

Jaya Hinton (class of 2022)

Outstanding Scholar Award

for outstanding scholarship, steadfast student advocacy and unwavering service to the community.

Thank you to our 2022 sponsors for their generous support!

Elite Sponsor

Northrop Grumman


Partner Sponsor

UBS Financial Services Group

Bank of America

Trustee Sponsor

Donald Dean

Los Angeles Lakers

Trojan Sponsor

USC Credit Union

USC Marshall School of Business

Stephanie Farmer

Ian Chestnut

USC Dornsife College of Letters, Arts & Sciences

USC Alumni Association

USC Lambda LGBT Alumni Association

USC Latino Alumni Association

USC Asian Pacific Alumni Association

USC Dornsife Office of Experiential and Applied Learning

Los Angeles Sentinel

Bakewell Company

USC Annenberg School for Communication and Journalism

Brotherhood Crusade

USC University Relations/ Civic Engagement and Economic Partnerships

Friend of BAA Sponsor

Los Angeles Urban League

As of March 21, 2022