2022 USC Lambda LGBT Alumni Association Scholarship Gala

Saturday, April 9, 2022

Join the USC Lambda LGBT Alumni Association on Saturday, April 9, 2022 to celebrate the professional achievements and legacy of service of a group of outstanding LGBTQ+ and allied Trojan alumni and students. Sponsorships and tickets are now available for the gala and after party, all proceeds of which will benefit the Lambda Scholarship Fund.

Event Date: Saturday, April 9, 2022

Event Time: 5:00 P.M.

Event Location: USC Town and Gown

Attire: Black Attire (Optional) or Ballroom Couture

Contact information: usc.lambda@usc.edu

Sponsors & Program Ads deadline: March 1, 2022

Gala & Afterparty Ticket Deadline: March 25, 2022

To purchase sponsorships, tickets, and/or ads, please visit: https://events.usc.edu/esvp/esvp_lambdagala22/

PRESENTING SPONSOR – $15,000

Sponsor’s name added to the event (“Presented by…”) plus all benefits of the Pride Sponsorship. Only 1 available.

PRIDE SPONSOR – $7,500

Table for 10 with premier seating, 10 tickets to the VIP afterparty, podium recognition, sponsor recognition on select event collateral, website recognition, and a two-page color spread in the commemorative program book, special VIP table gift.

GOLD SPONSOR – $5,000

Table for 10 with premium seating, 10 tickets to the VIP afterparty, sponsor recognition on select event collateral, website recognition, and a one-page full-color ad in the commemorative program book.

CARDINAL SPONSOR – $3,000

Preferred seating for six (6) guests, six (6) tickets to the VIP afterparty, sponsor recognition on select event collateral, website recognition, and a 1/2-page black & white ad in the commemorative program book.

TROJAN SPONSOR – $2,000

Preferred seating for four (4) guests, four (4) tickets to the VIP afterparty, website recognition, and a 1/2-page black & white ad in the commemorative program book.

INDIVIDUAL GALA TICKET + VIP AFTERPARTY – $175

INDIVIDUAL VIP AFTERPARTY TICKET – $75

INDIVIDUAL YOUNG ALUMNI GALA TICKET + VIP

AFTERPARTY – $125 *Degreed alumni age 35 or younger

INDIVIDUAL YOUNG ALUMNI VIP AFTERPARTY TICKET – $50 *Degreed alumni age 35 or younger

PROGRAM BOOK AD — FULL PAGE — COLOR – $1,500

Full-page color ad in commemorative program book

PROGRAM BOOK AD — FULL PAGE — BLACK & WHITE – $1,000

Full-page black & white ad in commemorative program book.

PROGRAM BOOK AD — HALF-PAGE — BLACK & WHITE – $500

Half-page black & white ad in commemorative program book

If you would like to pay by check, please reach out to the Alumni Association at alumnievents@usc.edu – Thank you!

Many thanks to all who submitted nominations for the 2022 Lambda Alumni Association Recognition Award (LAARA) honorees! This year’s recipients will be announced in January.

Award Descriptions:

– The USC Lambda Alumni Association Recognition Award for Merit is presented to a member or ally of the LGBTQ+ community who serves as a role model; whose personal and/or professional achievements have advanced the causes of the LGBTQ+ community; and who has heightened the visibility of the LGBTQ+ community at large.

– The USC Lambda Alumni Association Recognition Award for Service is presented to a member or ally of the LGBTQ+ community who serves as a role model by dedicating their time, talents, or resources to advance USC Lambda’s mission in support of USC LGBTQ+ students, alumni, and the LGBTQ+ community at large.

– The USC Lambda Alumni Association Award for Faculty/Staff Recognition is presented to a USC faculty or staff member whose work demonstrates the values of USC Lambda’s mission to support USC LGBTQ+ students, alumni, faculty, and staff, and the LGBTQ+ community at large.

Previous LAARA Recipients:

  • Sheila Kuehl
  • Thomas Becktold ’87
  • David C. Bohnett ’78
  • John Heilman MPA ‘07, JD ’82, MRED ’09
  • Tina Mabry MFA ’05
  • Carole Migden
  • David Mixner
  • Stephen Soucy MPW ’00
  • Lily Tomlin
  • Nancy Warner
  • Thomas Becktold ’87

Last year’s scholarship benefit was a great success, thanks to your generosity! We surpassed our $25,000 goal to raise $26,135.  We’re now on track to grow USC Lambda’s endowment to $500,00, so that we can provide scholarships to deserving LGBTQ+ students in perpetuity.

During our virtual celebration, we presented USC Lambda Alumni Association Recognition Awards (LAARAs) to four outstanding Trojans in recognition of their achievements and dedicated service to USC Lambda, the university and the LGBTQ+ community at large.

Our Lambda Scholars are poised to become the LGBTQ+ leaders of tomorrow.  Please help them realize their dream of earning a USC degree by making a gift of any size to the USC Lambda Scholarship Fund.