USC Volunteer Recognition Dinner

Thursday, September 5, 2019
Town and Gown, University Park Campus

On Thursday, September 5, 2019 the USC Alumni Association will honor and recognize the outstanding contributions of volunteers who have devoted their time and energy in service to the University. Volunteers hail from USC alumni clubs, chapters and organizations Awards are presented in four categories including: President’s Award, Widney Alumni House Volunteer Award, Volunteer Friend of the Year Award and Volunteer Organization of the Year Award.

Join the USC Alumni Association in honoring a group of dedicated Trojans at the USC Volunteer Recognition Dinner. Recognizing outstanding service to the University, the Volunteer Recognition Awards are comprised of the President’s Awards, the Widney Alumni House Awards, the Volunteer Organization of the Year Awards and the Volunteer Friend of the Year Award.

Save the date!

September 5, 2019
Reception at 6:00 pm
Dinner at 7:00 pm
Town and Gown on the University Park Campus

Business attire is requested. Please RSVP by August 16.


Thank you to all of our 2019 Sponsors for their incredible support!

 

Widney Alumni House Sponsor

Robert C. and Rachel Clifford

 

Gold Sponsor

 

Cardinal Sponsor

*As of 7/16/2019

Please see below for ticket options and sponsorship levels. Note that the deadline for ads to be included in the program book is August 9. We are not able to accept ads after that date.

Widney Alumni House Sponsor – $5,000
Table for 10 with premier seating, podium recognition, website recognition and a two-page color spread in the program book.

Gold Sponsor – $3,500
Table for 10 with premium seating, website recognition and a full-page color ad in the program book.

Cardinal Sponsor – $2,500
Table for 10 with preferred seating, website recognition and a full-page black and white ad in the program book.

Full-Page Color Ad – $1,500
Full-Page color ad in the program book.

Full-Page Black and White Ad – $1,000
Full-page black and white ad in the program book.

Half-Page Black and White Ad – $500
Half-Page black and white ad in the program book.

 

Individual Ticket – $150

 

Young Alumni Ticket – $90
Degreed alumni age 35 or younger

 

Refunds will not be issued after August 22.

Dinner tickets and table sponsorships are tax deductible less $125 cost per person food/beverage.

All ads are fully tax deductible.

All proceeds support alumni programs worldwide.

 

Please contact the USC Alumni Association at (213) 740-2300 with any questions.

USC Alumni Association President’s Awards

The President’s Award recognizes the outstanding leadership contributions of a volunteer over the course of several years, which may include fulfillment of a formal leadership position and/or achievements in informal activities. Other factors considered are the volunteer’s overall record of service, loyalty, dedication, and contribution to the Trojan Family. Typically, up to five President’s Awards are presented each year.

2019 Honorees

 

 

Robert C. Clifford ’85
USC Alumni Association Board of Governors
USC Athletics Board of Counselors
USC Marshall ‘With Your Shield’ Board of Leaders

 

Marilou Hamill
USC McMorrow Neighborhood Academic Initiative Board of Counselors
USC Associates Board of Directors
Town & Gown of USC

 

 

Sky Kogachi ’95
USC Asian Pacific Alumni Association Board of Directors
USC Lambda LGBT Alumni Association
USC Alumni Association Board of Governors

 

Mei-Lee Ney
USC Leonard Davis School of Gerontology Board of Councilors
USC Pacific Asia Museum

Widney Alumni House Awards

These awards recognize the outstanding contributions of volunteers through service to the Trojan Family. Important factors include a record of sustained volunteer service to a school or department at USC and relevant achievements during this service. Typically, up to 20 Widney Awards are presented each year.

2019 Honorees

Peggy Anatol EdD ’97
Alumnae Coordinating Council
Town & Gown of USC
Trojan League of Orange County

Alex Blecksmith MBA ’12
USC Marshall Partners Executive Board
USC Marshall Master of Business for Veterans, Board of Counselors and Mentor
USC Marshall Centennial Committee

Jennifer Bravo MPP ’06
USC Price School Alumni Association Emeritus Member

Luis Campa ’02
USC Associates
USC Latino Alumni Association
USC McMorrow Neighborhood Academic Initiative

Mara and Joseph Carieri
Co-Chairs, Parent Leadership Circle Executive Committee
USC Associates Board of Directors

Craig E. Farkas ’89, MBA/MRED ’93
USC Alumni Association Board of Governors
Class of 1989 30th Reunion Committee
President, Encore Trojans Advisory Council

William Hare ’60
Half Century Trojans Board of Directors
Spirit of Troy Board of Directors
USC Athletics Trojan Club Board of Directors

Nina Hoffmann ’89
USC Veterans Network
ADPi House Corporation Board Member

Howard E. Kern ’89
USC Associates
USC Marshall Partners Board Member (Greater Los Angeles Region)

Liz Kwong
Alumnae Coordinating Council
Intersorority Parents Council
USC Trojan Affiliates

Mina Martinez
Town & Gown of USC
Mathematics Engineering Science Achievement Schools Program at USC – Industry Partner
USC Latino Alumni Association Board of Directors

Adrienne Visnic ’14
USC School of Dramatic Arts Alumni Leadership Council
Young Alumni Ambassador

Ada Yeh ’89
USC Asian Pacific Alumni Association Board of Directors

Terry Ziegler
Alumnae Coordinating Council
Trojan League Associates of the Desert

Volunteer Friend of the Year Award

This award is presented to a USC staff member for his or her work with USC volunteers, and recognizes outstanding contributions in the development and implementation of USC volunteer programs. The award encourages the effective, efficient and creative use of the university’s volunteer base by university staff. Eligibility criteria may include volunteer recruitment, training and recognition, leadership development, communications, marketing and programming. The satisfaction of volunteers impacted by the nominee is also considered. One or two Volunteer Friend Awards may be presented each year.

2019 Honoree

 

 

 

 

 

 

Guillermina Molina MA ’00
USC Marshall School of Business

Volunteer Organization of the Year Award

This is the only award given to a USC volunteer organization in recognition of outstanding contributions to the Trojan Family and the advancement of USC. Important achievements considered are organization formation, membership growth, retention and involvement, overall development, quality and creativity of programming, communications, successful fundraising initiatives, and leadership. The honoree organization demonstrably supports the overall mission of USC. One or two Alumni Volunteer Organization Awards may be presented each year.

2019 Honorees 

USC Half Century Trojans

USC Young Alumni Council

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Photos from the
2018 Volunteer Recognition Dinner
Past Honorees

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