LAA Annual Scholarship Gala

**Event Postponed**

In accordance with the latest update issued by USC’s Office of the Provost, and for the safety and well-being of our alumni, the USC Alumni Association is postponing the LAA Annual Scholarship Gala to February 27, 2021.

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We deeply appreciate the ongoing interest of our alumni to stay connected to the Trojan Family and to support our university. Thank you for your patience, understanding and cooperation. Fight On!

Save the Date

46th Annual Scholarship Gala
Saturday, February 27, 2021
InterContinental Los Angeles Downtown

Legacy Award Honoree

Michael Felix ’83

Michael Felix is a financial services professional and dedicated USC supporter who has held numerous leadership positions with USC alumni groups. He most recently served as global head of investment operations for Los Angeles-based The Capital Group Companies, where he oversaw a team of more than 900 associates across the globe until his retirement in July 2019.

Felix earned his bachelor’s degree in business administration from the USC Marshall School of Business in 1983. He has since served the university in many volunteer roles, including past president of the USC Alumni Association Board of Governors and past chair of the USC School of Dramatic Arts Board of Councilors, the USC Caruso Catholic Center Advisory Board, and the USC Latino Alumni Associ­ation Corporate Advisory Council. Felix also serves as a board member of USC Associates. The USC Alumni Association recognized his longtime volunteerism with its Alumni Service Award in 2014.

A Southern California native, Felix grew up in Pico Rivera and attended USC as a first-generation college student. He supported himself during school with a work-study job on campus and through other part-time positions. After completing his degree, he worked with Deloitte Haskins & Sells in Los Angeles and became a certified public accountant. In 1987, Felix joined The Capital Group Companies and climbed the ranks during the following three decades to his most recent role overseeing global investment operations. He also has served as a director, senior vice president, and treasurer of several other subsidiary companies within the firm.

As his career flourished, Felix began giving back to USC by volunteering with the USC Latino Alumni Association. His connections to the university strengthened when his two daughters, Taylor and Jordan, became students and Song Girls at USC. Their involvement in dance inspired Felix to support the USC School of Dramatic Arts and later the USC Kaufman School of Dance, where his wife, Debbie, serves on the Board of Councilors. The Felix family’s ties to USC continue with son, Austin, who is studying economics.

Michael is the first Latino to have served as President of the USC Alumni Association Board of Governors. He is now a USC Trustee.

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Presenting Sponsors

Thank you for your interest in sponsoring the 45th Annual Scholarship Gala.  Your support allows us to provide scholarships and professional development programming to undergraduate and graduate students at USC. Sponsorship opportunities are available for individuals, companies, and USC schools.  This is a great way get your message/products out to students, alumni and friends while supporting our students.

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For further questions, please contact the Latino Alumni Association at 213-740-4735.

Our annual Scholarship Gala is our premier fundraising event. It provides an opportunity to network with the who’s who of the Latino business community, alumni and friends.

Every year, we present two awards at our gala. Commemorating the legacy of USC’s eighth president, the Dr. John R. Hubbard Award is presented to an outstanding graduating Latino student for academic achievement, leadership and community service. The Legacy Award is presented to an alumnus/a for his or her contributions to USC and the LAA, professional achievements and philanthropy.